Combined effects of human pressures on Europe’s marine ecosystems

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Korpinen, S., Laamanen, L., Bergström, L. et al. Combined effects of human pressures on Europe’s marine ecosystems. Ambio 50, 1325–1336 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01482-x

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Title: Combined effects of human pressures on Europe’s marine ecosystems
Author: Korpinen, Samuli; Laamanen, Leena; Bergström, Lena; Nurmi, Marco; Andersen, Jesper H.; Haapaniemi, Juuso; Harvey, E. Therese; Murray, Ciaran J.; Peterlin, Monika; Kallenbach, Emilie; Klančnik, Katja; Stein, Ulf; Tunesi, Leonardo; Vaughan, David; Reker, Johnny
Publisher: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Date: 2021
Language: en
Belongs to series: Ambio 50 (2021), 1325–1336
ISSN: 0044-7447
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01482-x
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334534
Abstract: Marine ecosystems are under high demand for human use, giving concerns about how pressures from human activities may affect their structure, function, and status. In Europe, recent developments in mapping of marine habitats and human activities now enable a coherent spatial evaluation of potential combined effects of human activities. Results indicate that combined effects from multiple human pressures are spread to 96% of the European marine area, and more specifically that combined effects from physical disturbance are spread to 86% of the coastal area and 46% of the shelf area. We compare our approach with corresponding assessments at other spatial scales and validate our results with European-scale status assessments for coastal waters. Uncertainties and development points are identified. Still, the results suggest that Europe’s seas are widely disturbed, indicating potential discrepancy between ambitions for Blue Growth and the objective of achieving good environmental status within the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
Subject: anthropogenic pressures
cumulative effect assessments
Europe's seas
human activities
marine assessment
marine management
seas
effects (results)
environmental effects
ecosystems (ecology)
conservation of the seas
mariners
development (active)
coastal waters
sea areas
coastal areas
coasts
evaluation
biodiversity
climate changes
Europe
Subject (ysa): meret
ihminen
merentutkimus
meriekologia
käsittely
rannikkoalueet
Eurooppa
vaikutukset
toiminta
ekosysteemit
vaikutukset
ympäristövaikutukset
ekosysteemit (ekologia)
meriensuojelu
merenkulkijat
kehittäminen
rannikkovedet
merialueet
ranta-alueet
rannikot
arviointi
biodiversiteetti
ilmastonmuutokset
Eurooppa
Rights: CC BY 4.0


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