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Applying the system of environmental economic accounting-ecosystem accounting (SEEA-EA) framework at catchment scale to develop ecosystem extent and condition accounts

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dc.contributor.author Farrell, Catherine Anne
dc.contributor.author Coleman, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Kelly-Quinn, Mary
dc.contributor.author Obst, Carl G
dc.contributor.author Eigenraam, Mark
dc.contributor.author Norton, Daniel
dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, Cathal
dc.contributor.author Kinsella, Stephen
dc.contributor.author Delargy, Orlaith
dc.contributor.author Stout, Jane C
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-06T08:34:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-06T08:34:00Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10058
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Ecosystem accounting is a tool to integrate nature into decision-making in a more structured way. Applying the use of nationally available datasets at catchment scale and following the System of Environmental Economic Accounting-Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EA) framework, we present results from a catchment case study in Ireland, highlighting findings specifically in relation to the development of ecosystem extent and condition accounts. In the absence of a national ecosystem map, CORINE landcover mapping formed the basic data for extent and type of ecosystems, distinguishing woodlands and forest, peatland and heathland, grasslands and cropland and urban areas, with limited coverage of linear freshwater rivers, hedgerows and coastal ecosystems. Additional remote sensing data provided higher resolution at catchment scale, while limited site-level survey data were available. Condition data gathered for reporting under the EU Water Framework Directive were available at sub-basin level for surface waterbodies. Data were available at national level for habitats reported for the EU under the Habitats Directive (59 habitats reported), covering ~ 25% of the study area. Data for ecosystem types outside of these reporting frameworks were in the form of ancillary data only, providing information on pressures, threats and intensity of use. Our findings in Ireland reflect work across the European region, highlighting the role of data gathering and stakeholder engagement. We outline some of the data gaps to provide information for future research and alignment of data for the purpose of NCA, both at catchment and national scale. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Pensoft Publishers en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries One Ecosystem;6, e65582
dc.subject SEEA-EA en_US
dc.subject catchment scale en_US
dc.subject ecosystem stocks en_US
dc.title Applying the system of environmental economic accounting-ecosystem accounting (SEEA-EA) framework at catchment scale to develop ecosystem extent and condition accounts en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3897/oneeco.6.e65582
dc.contributor.sponsor Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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