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Developing integrated performance measures for spatial management of marine systems

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Smith, DC and Fulton, B and Johnson, P and Jenkins, G and Barrett, NS and Buxton, CD, Developing integrated performance measures for spatial management of marine systems, FRDC (2011) [Contract Report]


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Abstract

Ecosystem processes function at many scales, and capturing these processes is a challenge for ecosystem models. Nevertheless, it a necessary step for considering many management issues pertaining to shelf and coastal systems. In this paper we explore one method of modelling large areas with a focus at a range of scales. We model the waters off south-eastern Australia using a polygon telescoping approach, which incorporates fine-scale detail at the coastal zone, increasing in scale to a very coarse scale in the offshore areas. The fine-scale resolution of the reef and coastal areas reproduces observed trends in reef fish abundances. This telescoping technique is a useful tool for incorporating a wide range of habitats at different scales into a single model.

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Item Type:Contract Report
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Barrett, NS (Dr Neville Barrett)
Author:Buxton, CD (Professor Colin Buxton)
ID Code:75135
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2012-01-11
Last Modified:2012-01-12
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