Linking ecosystem services with epibenthic biodiversity change following installation of offshore wind farms

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dc.contributor.author Causon, Paul D.
dc.contributor.author Gill, Andrew B.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-22T09:12:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-22T09:12:21Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Paul D. Causon and Andrew B. Gill. Linking ecosystem services with epibenthic biodiversity change following installation of offshore wind farms. Environmental Science and Policy, Volume 89, November 2018, Pages 340-347 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1462-9011
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2018.08.013
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/13554
dc.description.abstract The growing awareness of climate change and the recognised need to secure energy production has been a driving force behind the expansion of the offshore wind industry across the world. Benefits from offshore wind farms (OWFs) may extend further than low CO2 energy production. Wind turbine substructures introduce hard surfaces that are rapidly colonised by epibenthic marine organisms, altering biomass and biodiversity within the local ecosystem. Biodiversity plays a critical role in supporting ecosystem processes and functions that maintain ecosystem services. As offshore wind development continues to grow and modify marine habitats, changes in biodiversity could affect the provision of ecosystem services. In this context, this review sets out to capture the current understanding of epibenthic biodiversity change following the installation of OWFs and attempt to link these changes in biodiversity with marine ecosystem services through the associated processes and functions. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject Benthic ecology en_UK
dc.subject Biodiversity en_UK
dc.subject Biofouling en_UK
dc.subject Ecosystem services en_UK
dc.subject Epibenthic colonisation en_UK
dc.subject Offshore wind farms en_UK
dc.title Linking ecosystem services with epibenthic biodiversity change following installation of offshore wind farms en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK


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