Lucieer, V and Huang, Z and Porter-Smith, R and Nichol, S and Barrett, N and Hayes, K, Evaluating and monitoring the status of marine biodiversity assets on the continental shelf, National Environmental Science Programme: Marine Biodiversity Hub, Tasmania, December (2015) [Contract Report]
This report is also a milestone progress report for the Hub project D3 Phase 1- Identification and collation of Australia’s shelf mapping datasets and development of a national geomorphological classification scheme for reef systems. By June 2016, this project will produce an updated map of known shelf reef systems around Australia, and a process to identify critical gaps in our knowledge of reef habitat distribution to be filled by future targeted surveys. This will significantly improve the knowledge of these environmental assets within State and Commonwealth waters, improve our understanding of assets in marine protected areas and inform environmental assessment of proposed activities and developments required by environmental legislation. Collated information also contributes to the development of a blueprint for monitoring key ecological features of the Commonwealth Marine Area.
The geomorphological classification system being developed for shelf reef systems is undertaken with the aim of developing a nationally accepted and adopted framework applicable to all scales of mapping to describe patterns of variation that are likely to drive and explain the distribution of associated biota.
|Item Type:||Contract Report|
|Keywords:||Marine Biodiversity Hub|
|Research Division:||Biological Sciences|
|Research Field:||Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)|
|Objective Group:||Ecosystem Assessment and Management|
|Objective Field:||Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments|
|Author:||Lucieer, V (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)|
|Author:||Huang, Z (Dr Zhi Huang)|
|Author:||Barrett, N (Dr Neville Barrett)|
|Deposited By:||Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity|
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