Natural capital accounting in marine protected areas: The case of the Islands of Ventotene and S. Stefano (Central Italy)

Natural capital accounting in marine protected areas: The case of the Islands of Ventotene and S.... •A biophysical and trophodynamic model based on emergy accounting was applied.•The interactions between different benthic habitat was explored.•The ecological value of natural capital stocks was calculated.•A GIS tool was used to show the spatial distribution of natural capital in the MPA.•The applied model provided useful information to local managers and policy makers. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Modelling Elsevier

Natural capital accounting in marine protected areas: The case of the Islands of Ventotene and S. Stefano (Central Italy)

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN
0304-3800
eISSN
1872-7026
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.07.015
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Abstract

•A biophysical and trophodynamic model based on emergy accounting was applied.•The interactions between different benthic habitat was explored.•The ecological value of natural capital stocks was calculated.•A GIS tool was used to show the spatial distribution of natural capital in the MPA.•The applied model provided useful information to local managers and policy makers.

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Ecological ModellingElsevier

Published: Sep 24, 2017

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