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Book (editor) - Peer-reviewed, 2018

Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems: an IPBES-like assessment. Vol. 2. The geographical case studies


This report constitutes background material to a Nordic IPBES-like assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Nordic coastal ecosystems and departs from case studies from ten different geographical areas in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) as well as the autonomous areas of Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland. The purpose is to reflect upon the local situation regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services, e.g. status and trends, drivers of change and policies for governance, and what future we are to expect. These case studies describe the situation in the Näätämö catchment area (FI), the Kalix archipelago (SE), the Quark (FI/SE), Lake Puruvesi (FI), the Bay of Lumparn (ÅL/FI), Öresund (SE/DK), the Helgeland archipelago (NOR), the Faroe Islands (DK), the northern coastline of Iceland, and Disko Bay (Greenland/DK), respectively. Consequently, these areas stretch from fresh water areas to ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean and from urbanised areas with heavy pressures on the ecosystems, e.g. Öresund, to sparsely populated areas, like Greenland with a population of around 0,03 habitants/km2 .


biodiversity and ecosystem services; Nordic countries

Published in

2018, number: 2018:532
Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Editors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swedish Biodiversity Centre

UKÄ Subject classification

Other Biological Topics
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Publication Identifiers


ISBN: 978-92-893-5598-8, eISBN: 978-92-893-5599-5

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