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Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments (2019)
Journal Article
Burdon, D., Potts, T., McKinley, E., Lew, S., Shilland, R., Gormley, K., …Forster, R. (2019). Expanding the role of participatory mapping to assess ecosystem service provision in local coastal environments. Ecosystem Services, 39, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101009

There has been increasing international effort to better understand the diversity and quality of marine natural capital, ecosystem services and their associated societal benefits. However, there is an evidence gap as to how these benefits are identif... Read More

Navigating future uncertainty in marine protected area governance: lessons from the Scottish MPA network (2018)
Journal Article
Hopkins, C. R., Bailey, D. M., & Potts, T. (2018). Navigating future uncertainty in marine protected area governance: lessons from the Scottish MPA network. Estuarine, coastal and shelf science, 207, 303-311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2018.04.020

As international pressure for marine protection has increased, Scotland has increased spatial protection through the development of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) network. Few MPA networks to date have included specific considerations of climate chang... Read More

Scotland as a case study for how benefits of marine ecosystem services may contribute to the commercial fishing industry (2017)
Journal Article
Brooker, E., Devenport, E., Hopkins, C. R., Hennige, S., Roberts, J. M., & Duncan, C. (2018). Scotland as a case study for how benefits of marine ecosystem services may contribute to the commercial fishing industry. Marine Policy, 93, 271-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.06.009

In July 2015, Scotland became one of the first countries to sign up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which, unlike their forerunner the Millennium Development Goals, are not restricted to developing nations. Their respective targets sho... Read More