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Biological and habitat feature descriptions for the continental shelves of Australia’s temperate-water marine parks- including collation of existing mapping in all AMPs

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Monk, J and Williams, J and Barrett, NS and Jordan, AR and Lucieer, VL and Althaus, F and Nichol, S, Biological and habitat feature descriptions for the continental shelves of Australia's temperate-water marine parks- including collation of existing mapping in all AMPs, National Environmental Science Programme, Marine Biodiversity Hub, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, December (2017) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

Understanding the distribution of reef habitats and associated biota on the continental shelf is important for managing Australia’s Marine Park (AMP) network. This is because reef habitats on the continental shelf are highly productive when compared abyssal habitats, and are often subjected to disproportionate pressures from fishing, oil and gas and shipping sectors. This report documents the collation, synthesis and location of publically available datasets describing the distribution of reef habitats and associated sessile and mobile biota on the continental shelf regions of AMPs in the Temperate east, South-east, and South-west marine planning regions. Additionally, this project has also been the identification of key gaps in our understanding of the physical mapping and sampling of reef-affiliated biota to assist in the prioritisation of future research programmes.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:marine mapping, Australian Marine Park, marine biodiversity, existing knowledge synthesis
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
UTAS Author:Monk, J (Dr Jacquomo Monk)
UTAS Author:Barrett, NS (Associate Professor Neville Barrett)
UTAS Author:Jordan, AR (Dr Alan Jordan)
UTAS Author:Lucieer, VL (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)
ID Code:124940
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2018-03-20
Last Modified:2018-03-20
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