Lene Buhl-Mortensen

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The Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) are the European umbrella regulations for water systems. It is a challenge for the scientific community to translate the principles of these directives into realistic and accurate approaches. The aim of this paper, conducted by the Benthos Ecology Working Group of ICES,(More)
The distribution of nine cold-water corals in the cold temperate North Atlantic is described based on existing records. The species studied are Lophelia pertusa, Madrepora oculata, Paragorgia arborea, Primnoa resedaeformis, Paramuricea placomus, Acanella arbuscula, Isidella lofotensis, Radicipes gracilis and Acanthogorgia armata. The compiled number of(More)
This study introduces a framework for the monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas (SMAs), which is currently being tested by nine European case studies. The framework provides guidance on the selection, mapping, and assessment of ecosystem components and human pressures, the evaluation of management effectiveness and potential adaptations to(More)
We investigated the sexual system in two pedunculate barnacles of the family Scalpellidae. Both inhabit deep water and are attached to mobile arthropod hosts. Verum brachiumcancri was attached to the majid crab Rochinia hertwigi, and Weltnerium nymphocola to the pycnogonidan sea spider Boreonymphon rubrum. Both barnacles have separate sexes and females(More)
The MAREANO (Marine AREA database for NOrwegian coast and sea areas) mapping programme includes acquisition of multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data together with a comprehensive, integrated biological and geological sampling programme. Equipment used includes underwater video, box corer, grab, epibenthic sled and beam trawl. Habitat maps are produced(More)
The seabed of northern Norway was explored using video and multibeam surveys to assess the distribution of megafauna and examine associations of benthic organisms to their physical environment. The study area was initially divided into ten marine landscapes based on seabed morphology and general water mass distribution. In total 195 taxa were observed(More)
There is an implicit requirement under contemporary policy drivers to understand the characteristics of benthic communities under anthropogenically-unimpacted scenarios. We used a trait-based approach on a large dataset from across the European shelf to determine how functional characteristics of unimpacted benthic assemblages vary between different(More)
Litter has been found in all marine environments and is accumulating in seabirds and mammals in the Nordic Seas. These ecosystems are under pressure from climatic change and fisheries while the human population is small. The marine landscapes in the area range from shallow fishing banks to deep-sea canyons. We present density, distribution and composition(More)
This paper reviews problems connected to the use of the deep-sea and sub-sea geological formations for carbon sequestration. We will focus on the risks and dangers involved in using this kind of large-scale engineering approach, which is not yet fully tested, to combat global warming. We will not provide a complete discussion on the technologies involved,(More)
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