Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Key Exploited Marine Species in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea

@inproceedings{Morfin2012SpatioTemporalPO,
  title={Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Key Exploited Marine Species in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea},
  author={Marie Morfin and J R Fromentin and Ang{\'e}lique Jadaud and Nicolas Bez},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
This study analyzes the temporal variability/stability of the spatial distributions of key exploited species in the Gulf of Lions (Northwestern Mediterranean Sea). To do so, we analyzed data from the MEDITS bottom-trawl scientific surveys from 1994 to 2010 at 66 fixed stations and selected 12 key exploited species. We proposed a geostatistical approach to handle zero-inflated and non-stationary distributions and to test for the temporal stability of the spatial structures. Empirical Orthogonal… CONTINUE READING