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Marine Protected Area (MPA) placement optimization tool


Krueck, N and Hedley, C, Marine Protected Area (MPA) placement optimization tool, Capturing Coral Reef and Related Ecosystem Service, World Bank (2018) [Software Windows]

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As part of their life history, many marine animals produce millions of eggs and larvae that drift in the ocean for days, weeks or even months until they settle in shallow coastal habitats. Settlement habitats range from being close to home, to sometimes being 10s-100s of kilometres away from spawning locations. The complete process from spawning and dispersal to settlement often referred to as connectivity. Larval dispersal constitutes the basis of the future replenishment and genetic makeup of local populations of marine animals, making connectivity a key factor to consider in the design of marine protected areas (MPAs) or networks of marine reserves.

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Item Type:Software Windows
Keywords:marine conservation, biodiversity conservation, marine protected areas, mpas, marine reserves, fisheries
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Krueck, N (Dr Nils Krueck)
ID Code:149319
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2022-03-24
Last Modified:2022-03-28

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