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Spatial distribution and conservation planning of seabed biological diversity


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Title: Spatial distribution and conservation planning of seabed biological diversity
Other Titles: Mapping and conservation of benthos
Authors: Gonzalez Mirelis, Genoveva
E-mail: gegm@marecol.gu.se
Issue Date: 18-Nov-2011
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Science
Institution: Department of Marine Ecology ; Institutionen för marin ekologi
Parts of work: Gonzalez-Mirelis, G., Bergström, P., Lundälv, T., Jonsson, L. and Lindegarth, M. 2009 “Mapping the benthos: Spatial patterns of seabed-dwelling megafauna in a Swedish Fjord, as derived from opportunistic video data” Marine Biodiversity, 39 ( 4 ) p. 291-302.
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Gonzalez-Mirelis, G., Bergström, P., and Lindegarth, M. 2011. “Interaction between classification detail and prediction of community types: implications for predictive modelling of benthic biotopes” Marine Ecology Progress Series, 432 p. 31-44
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Gonzalez-Mirelis, G., and Lindegarth, M. 2011. Predicting the distribution of out-of-reach biotopes by conditional inference: a case-study from a Swedish Fjord. Ecological Applications. Accepted for publication

Gonzalez-Mirelis, G., Nilsson, P. 2011. A test of the value of modelled biotopes as surrogates for species diversity in the planning of a Swedish marine National Park. Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2011-12-09
Disputation: Fredagen den 9 december 2011 kl 13.00, hörsal, Marin Ekologi - Tjärnö, Hättebäcksvägen 8, Tjärnö, Strömstad
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Spatial autocorrelation
ecological classifications
distribution modelling
biotopes
conservation planning
biodiversity surrogates
GIS
spatial ecology
benthos
fjord
Abstract: Knowledge of spatial patterns of biota has become a commodity for conservation practitioners and spatial ecologists alike. This type of information enables the identification of representative and unique biological features (at some nominal scale) which itself constitutes the application par excellence of knowledge of biodiversity distribution as it relates to the design of reserve networks and the realization of spatial planning. Furthermore, insight into the spatial distribution of the various... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8391-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/27954
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