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3.1.4 Main categories of services provided by marine ecosystems

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Besides these necessary distinctions between habitats, processes, ecological functions, ecosystem services and benefits, it remains helpful to define ecosystem services according to the conventional classification of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment [MEA, 2003].
The following table presents an extensive list of categories of goods, services and benefits provided by marine and coastal ecosystems, according to the literature review published by Liquete et al. [2013].

Table: MEA classification of Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services [Liquete et al. 2013]

3 1 4 Marine ES Liquete

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