Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Bioregionalization of Coastal and Shelf Areas

  title={Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Bioregionalization of Coastal and Shelf Areas},
  author={M. Spalding and Helen E. Fox and G. R. Allen and N. Davidson and Z. Ferda{\~n}a and M. Finlayson and B. Halpern and M. Jorge and A. Lombana and S. Lourie and Kirsten Martin and E. Mcmanus and Jennifer Molnar and C. A. Recchia and J. Robertson},
  • M. Spalding, Helen E. Fox, +12 authors J. Robertson
  • Published 2007
  • Geography
  • ABSTRACT The conservation and sustainable use of marine resources is a highlighted goal on a growing number of national and international policy agendas. [...] Key Result This system provides considerably better spatial resolution than earlier global systems, yet it preserves many common elements and can be cross-referenced to many regional biogeographic classifications. The designation of terrestrial ecoregions has revolutionized priority setting and planning for terrestrial conservation; we anticipate similar…Expand Abstract
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