Report export guidelines

Understanding the report outputs

Multiple classification systems are present in the uASM.  Therefore, there will be some linkage outputs that do not have direct correlations to other habitat classifications. These are designated with a dash (-) in the report results. The exported outputs state the habitat classification used in the original data. The default habitat classification is EUNIS 2007 unless you chose to search with the JNCC 97.06 filter. The default Ecosystem Service classification is CICES. All corresponding classification systems will be viewable in the exported CSV (comma separated values) file.

Understanding the columns in the report (CSV)

The CSV column names are defined in Table 1.

Table 1. CSV column names.
Column name Column content
ID Unique Identifier within uASM database
EUNIS_2007 EUNIS 2007 habitat classification system
JNCC_9706 JNCC 9706 habitat classification system
JNCC_2022 JNCC 2022 habitat classification system
species Scientific and common name of the species
CICES Common International Classification of Ecosystem Services V5.1
originalES This is the original ecosystem service classification before being converted to CICES
originalESsupplyLevel This is the original ecosystem service score from the source before conversion into CICES.
supplyLevel Ecosystem Service Supply score (High (3), Medium (2), Low (1), Negligible (0) and NA (0))
confidence Confidence score of linkage data (High (3), Medium (2), Low (1))
confidenceType Original linkage source e.g., literature review, personal communication etc.
referenceShort Citation of Linkage
referenceFull Full reference of Linkage

How to create an ASM from your exported report

  1. Download your required data from the uASM tool by using the ‘Export report’ button in the search uASM webpage. The raw CSV file includes the columns listed in Table 1 (above) and shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1. Image of downloaded raw CSV file
    Figure 1. Image of downloaded raw CSV file from website containing columns named ID, EUNIS_2007, JNCC_9706, CICES, originalES, originalESsupplyLevel, supplyLevel, confidence, confidenceType, referenceShort, referenceFull
  2. Hide any columns that are not required (in Excel) by right-clicking the top of the column and selecting 'hide'. To generate a bespoke ASM we recommend keeping your Asset (species or habitat), CICES, Supply Level, Confidence, and referenceFull columns viewable.

     Figure 2. Example Excel worksheet with EUNIS_2007, CICES, Supply Level and Confidence fields shown.
    Figure 2. Image of Excel worksheet with columns named EUNIS_2007, CICES, supplyLevel and confidence shown.
  3. Generate a Bespoke ASM. Both the supplylevel and Confidence columns need to be converted into a numerical format as so: High (3), Medium (2), Low (1), negligible (0), Data Deficient (Blank Cell). This is achieved by:
    • Left-clicking both columns, moving to the ‘Home’ tab, scroll right to the editing section;

    • Left-click the ‘Find & Select’ button and select ‘Replace’; and

    • Select the ‘Replace’ tab and enter your supply level text (High) into the ‘Find what:’ section and add its corresponding number (3) in the ‘Replace with’ section (Figure 3).

    • Make sure the supplyLevel and Confidence columns are highlighted before running the tool and click ‘Replace All’.

    Figure 3. Example of how to use the find and replace dialogue box.
     Figure 3. The 'Find and replace' dialogue box in Excel with the ‘Find what:’ section filled in with 'High' and the ‘Replace with:’ box filled in with the number '3'.
  4. Create a Pivot Table from your data. Select all data in the Excel worksheet. Left-click the ‘Insert tab’, click ‘Pivot Table’, select ‘From Table/Range’ and click ‘OK’. A new worksheet will be created to construct your Pivot Table.
    Figure 4. Image of PivotTable button in ‘Insert’ dialog box.
    Image of highlighted Excel sheet with mouse clicked on PivotTable button in ‘Insert’ dialog box.
  5. Constructing your ASM. Construct your bespoke ASM with the ‘PivotTable Fields’ section drag and drop CICES into the Columns, your Assets (habitat code or species) into Rows, and supplyLevel into Values. 
    Figure 5. The PivotTable fields tab showing EUNIS_2007 in the Rows section, CICES in the Columns section and Sum of supplyLevel in Values Section.
    Image of the PivotTable fields tab showing EUNIS_2007 in the Rows section, CICES in the Columns section and Sum of supplyLevel in Values Section.
  6. Calculate the average 'SupplyLevel'.
    • Left-click ‘Count of supplyLevel’ in the Values section;
    • Select ‘Average’ before left-clicking ‘Number Format’;
    • Select ‘Number’ and change ‘Decimal Places’ to '0';
    • and click ‘OK’, and ‘OK’ again (Figure 6).
    Figure 6. How to calculate the average 'supplyLevel' value.
    Value Field Settings tab showing ‘Average’ selected in blue in the ‘Summarize value field by’ section and the ‘Number Format’ button circled with black rectangle.
  7. Highlighting scores in your ASM. To highlight your Supply level scores:
    • Go to the 'Home' menu and select 'conditional formatting'.
    • Then select 'colour scales', and
    • Select how you want to show your ASM scores.
    We recommend using 3 (red), 2 (yellow), and 1 (green) but this is a personal preference (Figure 7). Any intermediate colours indicate the score was generated from multiple linkages with different scores (to understand this further read step 8).
    Figure 7. Example of how to use conditional formatting to highlight scores.
    Image showing an Excel worksheet in background with Bespoke ASM and the ‘Conditional Formatting’ section selected and ‘Color Scale’ selected in the drop-down menu.
  8. Example complete Bespoke ASM.  Save the ASM as an Excel workbook (.xlsx) for the most functionality, for example, when double-clicking a supply level score it will open a new tab with all linkages that were used to generate the score (Figure 8). To save the file, select ‘File’ then ‘Save As’, ‘Browse’ and select ‘Save as type: Excel workbook (*.xlsx)’.
    Figure 8. Example bespoke ASM worksheet.