Full-coverage spatial distribution of epibenthic communities in the south-eastern North Sea in relation to habitat characteristics and fishing effort.

@article{Neumann2017FullcoverageSD,
  title={Full-coverage spatial distribution of epibenthic communities in the south-eastern North Sea in relation to habitat characteristics and fishing effort.},
  author={Hermann Neumann and Rabea Diekmann and K. C. Emeis and Ulrike Kleeberg and Andreas Moll and Ingrid Kr{\"o}ncke},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2017},
  volume={130},
  pages={1-11}
}
Full-coverage spatial data of occurrence and a detailed description of habitat requirements of epibenthic communities are needed in many conservation and management contexts. In the North Sea the focus has so far been on small benthic infauna, whereas structure and ecosystem functions of larger epifaunal communities have been largely ignored. This study… CONTINUE READING