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Response to comment on 'A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems'


Selkoe, KA and Kappel, CV and Halpern, BS and Micheli, F and D'Agrosa, C and Bruno, J and Casey, KS and Ebert, C and Fox, HE and Fujita, R and Heinemann, D and Lenihan, HS and Madin, EMP and Perry, M and Selig, ER and Spalding, M and Steneck, R and Walbridge, S and Watson, RA, Response to comment on 'A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems', Science, 321, (5895) pp. unknown. ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1126/science.1158007


Our results provide an important first step toward a full assessment of how human activities act cumulatively to affect the condition of the oceans. Fisheries (and climate change) impacts are some of the hardest to map and measure accurately. Consequently, species-specific considerations and fine-scale analyses should be left to more nuanced regional-scale replicates of our mapping framework.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:accuracy; climate change; fishery; health care policy; human impact (environment); marine environment; migratory species; note; ocean environment; priority journal; sewage disposal
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - wild caught
Objective Field:Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:83754
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:12
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2013-03-21
Last Modified:2015-02-26

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