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Step 4: Identify ecosystem services of high, medium, low and negligible concern for each habitat type within each case study

Ecosystem services are prioritised based on their relative importance (Step 2, Table 2.3) and the potential impact of chemical exposure on service delivery (Step 3). Ecosystem services are categorised as high, medium, low or negligible concern using Table 2.6. Of highest concern are those services that have large relative importance scores and the potential impact of chemical exposure is high.

Table 2.6: Prioritisation matrix based on relative importance of habitats for delivering specific ecosystem services and the potential impact of chemical exposure on service delivery

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