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From principles to practice: a spatial approach to systematic conservation planning in the deep sea
Increases in the demand and price for industrial metals, combined with advances in technological capabilities have now made deep-sea mining more feasible and economically viable. In order to balanceExpand
Quantifying seascape structure: extending terrestrial spatial pattern metrics to the marine realm
Spatial pattern metrics have routinely been applied to characterize and quantify struc- tural features of terrestrial landscapes and have demonstrated great utility in landscape ecology andExpand
Using bathymetric lidar to define nearshore benthic habitat complexity: Implications for management of reef fish assemblages in Hawaii
Abstract Habitat complexity plays a major role in determining the distribution and structure of fish assemblages in the aquatic environment. These locations are critical for ecosystem function andExpand
Identifying multiple coral reef regimes and their drivers across the Hawaiian archipelago
Loss of coral reef resilience can lead to dramatic changes in benthic structure, often called regime shifts, which significantly alter ecosystem processes and functioning. In the face of globalExpand
Managing mining of the deep seabed
Contracts are being granted, but protections are lagging Interest in mining the deep seabed is not new; however, recent technological advances and increasing global demand for metals and rare-earthExpand
Coral reef benthic regimes exhibit non-linear threshold responses to natural physical drivers
We assessed the independent effects of natural physical drivers in structuring coral reef benthic communities at a remote oceanic atoll in the central equatorial Pacific with minimal local humanExpand
Fish with Chips: Tracking Reef Fish Movements to Evaluate Size and Connectivity of Caribbean Marine Protected Areas
Coral reefs and associated fish populations have experienced rapid decline in the Caribbean region and marine protected areas (MPAs) have been widely implemented to address this decline. TheExpand
Determining the Influence of Seascape Structure on Coral Reef Fishes in Hawaii Using a Geospatial Approach
We assessed the utility of several LIDAR-derived seascape metrics (e.g. depth, rugosity, slope, variance in depth) to determine which measures of the seascape demonstrated important relationshipsExpand
National summary of NOAA's shallow-water benthic habitat mapping of U.S. coral reef ecosystems
Coral reef ecosystems are some of the most complex and important ecosystems in the marine environment. They are also among the most biologically diverse and economically valuable ecosystems on earth,Expand
Assessment and management of cumulative impacts in California's network of marine protected areas
Abstract In response to concerns about human impacts to coastal ecosystems, conservationists and practitioners are increasingly turning to networks of marine protected areas (MPAs). Although MPAsExpand