Modifying criteria for marine biological valuation

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Modifying criteria are valuation criteria which are used to upgrade the value of subzones within a study area when these subzones score high with respect to these criteria. The use of first-order and modifying criteria is illustrated in the figure below (giving an overview of the concept of marine biological valuation).[1]



  1. Derous S., Agardy T., Hillewaert H., Hostens K., Jamieson G., Lieberknecht L., Mees J., Moulaert I., Olenin S., Paelinckx D., Rabaut M., Rachor E., Roff J., Stienen E.W.M., van der Wal J.T., Van Lancker V., Verfaillie E., Vincx M., Weslawski J.M., Degraer S. (2007). A concept for biological valuation in the marine environment. Oceanologia 49 (1). See FLANDERS MARINE INSTITUTE web site at [1] for further information and to download a copy of the paper.