High seas marine protected areas: Benthic environmental conservation priorities from a GIS analysis of global ocean biophysical data

@inproceedings{Harris2009HighSM,
  title={High seas marine protected areas: Benthic environmental conservation priorities from a GIS analysis of global ocean biophysical data},
  author={Peter T. Harris and Tanya Whiteway},
  year={2009}
}
Abstract Designing a representative network of high seas marine protected areas (MPAs) requires an acceptable scheme to classify the benthic (as well as the pelagic) bioregions of the oceans. Given the lack of sufficient biological information to accomplish this task, we used a multivariate statistical method with 6 biophysical variables (depth, seabed slope, sediment thickness, primary production, bottom water dissolved oxygen and bottom temperature) to objectively classify the ocean floor… CONTINUE READING

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