Methods for the Study of Marine Biodiversity.
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Costello, Mark J.
Edgar, Graham J.
De Monte, Silvia
Sousa Pinto, Isabel
Bates, Amanda E.
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Recognition of the threats to biodiversity and its importance to society has led to calls for globally coordinated sampling of trends in marine ecosystems. As a step to defining such efforts, we review current methods of collecting and managing marine biodiversity data. A fundamental component of marine biodiversity is knowing what, where, and when species are present. However, monitoring methods are invariably biased in what taxa, ecological guilds, and body sizes they collect. In addition, the data need to be placed, and/or mapped, into an environmental context. Thus a suite of methods will be needed to encompass representative components of biodiversity in an ecosystem. Some sampling methods can damage habitat and kill species, including unnecessary bycatch. Less destructive alternatives are preferable, especially in conservation areas, such as photography, hydrophones, tagging, acoustics, artificial substrata, light-traps, hook and line, and live-traps. Here we highlight examples o.....
Title of BookThe GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks.
Editor(s) of BookWalters, M.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Zooplankton biomass and diversity
Fish abundance and distribution
Microbe biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
CitationCostello, M.J.; Basher, Z.; Mcleod, L. et al (2017) Methods for the Study of Marine Biodiversity. In: The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks (eds M. Walters and R.J. Scholes). Springer Open, pp.129-163. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7_6.
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