Mapping marine biomes of the world

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Show simple item record Jayathilake, Dinusha Rasanjalee en Costello, Mark en 2018-10-17T03:17:06Z en 2018-03-07 en
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dc.description.abstract There is no global map of marine biomes, i.e., areas characterized by similar habitat forming plant life forms. We defined five marine biomes; seagrass, kelp, mangroves, zooxanthellate corals, and saltmarshes. We mapped seagrass and kelp biomes using species distribution modeling (MaxEnt) of species occurrence records from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) and the United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) Ocean Data Viewer. Environmental data layers were extracted from Global Marine Environment Datasets (GMED) and interpolated into 30 arc seconds resolution. The resulting MaxEnt model predicted a similar geographical distribution to the occurrence records. In addition, it mapped areas where previous maps lacked data and predicted seagrass occupies 1,646,788 km 2 . This map will be combined with maps of kelp, coral, and mangrove biomes to show the spatial extent of marine biomes for use in global carbon budgets and design Marine Protected Area networks. en
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dc.title Mapping marine biomes of the world en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26635v1 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Preprint en
pubs.elements-id 750806 en Science en School of Environment en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-10 en

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