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Zooplankton monitoring to contribute towards addressing global biodiversity conservation challenges


Chiba, S and Batten, S and Martin, CS and Ivory, S and Miloslavich, P and Weatherdon, LV, Zooplankton monitoring to contribute towards addressing global biodiversity conservation challenges, Journal of Plankton Research, 40, (5) pp. 509-518. ISSN 0142-7873 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1093/plankt/fby030


Oceanographers have an increasing responsibility to ensure that the outcomes of scientific research are conveyed to the policy-making sphere to achieve conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity. Zooplankton monitoring projects have helped to increase our understanding of the processes by which marine ecosystems respond to climate change and other environmental variations, ranging from regional to global scales, and its scientific value is recognized in the contexts of fisheries, biodiversity and global change studies. Nevertheless, zooplankton data have rarely been used at policy level for conservation and management of marine ecosystems services. One way that this can be pragmatically and effectively achieved is via the development of zooplankton indicators, which could for instance contribute to filling in gaps in the suite of global indicators to track progress against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the United Nations Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2010-2020. This article begins by highlighting how under-represented the marine realm is within the current suite of global Aichi Target indicators. We then examine the potential to develop global indicators for relevant Aichi Targets, using existing zooplankton monitoring data, to address global biodiversity conservation challenges.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:zooplankton, monitoring, indicators, Aichi Biodiversity Targets, EOVs
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Miloslavich, P (Dr Patricia Miloslavich)
ID Code:131868
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:31
Deposited By:Integrated Marine Observing System
Deposited On:2019-04-10
Last Modified:2019-05-10
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