Theme action plans reports 2008
Valuation of Biodiversity
Scoping studies were commissioned to provide a review of the state of the science regarding the valuation of biodiversity and natural resources and how basic underpinning environmental science can be more fully integrated into valuation techniques and methodologies. The purpose of these studies was to provide information and advice to the NERC Theme Leaders for Biodiversity and SUNR, in order to facilitate the development of detailed plans for research activities in the 2009 Theme Action Plans (TAPs).
Four separate scoping studies were commissioned to review the state of the science for the two themes, within the NERC Research and Collaborative Centres and within the wider research community. As a part of these reports the teams were required to provide a database of relevant projects and reports. The Biodiversity reports are available below, and the Natural Resources reports are also available.
Scoping study 1
A review of the current state of knowledge and how NERC science underpins the valuation of biodiversity.
Project leader: University of York, Professor Dave Raffaelli
Partners: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Dr Melanie Austen; University of Leeds, Dr. Mette Termansen
Scoping study 3
A review of the research currently being undertaken by the NERC Research and Collaborative Centres and how NERC science underpins the valuation of biodiversity.
Project Leader: Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Dr Melanie Austen
Partners: University of York, Prof Dave Raffaelli; NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Prof Rosie Hails and Dr Allan Watts; NERC British Geological Survey, Professor Denis Peach