Evaluation and optimisation of underwater visual census monitoring for quantifying change in rocky-reef fish abundance

@article{Jones2015EvaluationAO,
  title={Evaluation and optimisation of underwater visual census monitoring for quantifying change in rocky-reef fish abundance},
  author={T. Jones and R. Davidson and J. A. Gardner and J. J. Bell},
  journal={Biological Conservation},
  year={2015},
  volume={186},
  pages={326-336}
}
  • T. Jones, R. Davidson, +1 author J. J. Bell
  • Published 2015
  • Environmental Science
  • Biological Conservation
  • Monitoring is essential for effective conservation and management but the ability of monitoring to deliver accurate and precise measures of changes in abundance is often not evaluated, particularly in marine studies. Here we use long-term datasets from three New Zealand marine reserves to evaluate the capacity of underwater visual census monitoring to quantify trends in abundance for four reef-fish species. Simulations parameterized by the observed data were used to evaluate multiple monitoring… CONTINUE READING
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