Quantifying the consequences of the EU Water Policy for ecosystem service delivery at Loch Leven, Scotland
Quantifying the links between the ecological status and the provision of ecosystem services for a freshwater lake. Focus is on understanding environmental quality needed to deliver recreation and fishing services provided by the lake, and the value of these two services.
- Demonstration of positive synergistic provision of ecosystem services due to river basin management under the Water Framework Directive, which is originally only aimed at achieving good ecological status.
- Delivering practical management recommendations to help protect the ecological status and freshwater biodiversity, while maintaining ecosystem service provision at the catchment scale.