Natural capital assessment in practice: ecosystem service mapping in the Severn Estuary
22nd May 2018
The Ecosystem Service Mapping in the Severn Estuary and Inner Bristol Channel project was presented by Dr Matthew Ashley of Plymouth University and Dr Tara Hooper of Plymouth Marine Laboratory. This project explored methods for the assessment and mapping of five ecosystem services within the Severn estuary and Bristol Channel. The identification of ecosystem ‘hotspots’ provided developers and regulators with an insight into the importance of particular sites. This project provides a baseline to examine future benefits and dis-benefits from development.