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Development and validation of spatial distribution models of marine habitats, in support of the ecological valuation of the seabed

Els Verfaillie UGent (2008)
abstract
The marine environment is subjected to increasing anthropogenic pressure. Although there is a willingness of the different activities to minimize their impacts, there is a strong need for the assessment of the ecological value of the seabed, comprising both the abiotic substrate and the living organisms related to it (together called a ‘habitat’). Therefore, ‘habitat mapping’ is crucial, not only for the assessment of the ecological value at a certain moment, but also to follow its evolution over time. Because of the world-wide application of marine habitat mapping, there is currently a great variety in approaches, methodologies to use, as also in the ways habitats are classified. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that attempts are being made to propose more ‘common approaches’ in marine habitat mapping. The general aim of this study is to apply and develop straightforward and statistically sound methodologies for highly reliable sedimentological and habitat modelling, in support of a more sustainable management of our seas. To achieve these aims, this thesis is subdivided into 2 themes: 1) Best coverage data for habitat mapping; and 2) Integration of datasets in the view of habitat mapping.
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author
promoter
UGent, UGent and UGent
organization
year
type
dissertation (monograph)
subject
pages
207 pages
place of publication
Gent
defense location
Gent
defense date
2008-07-03 16:00
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
D1
id
629863
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-629863
alternative location
http://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/001/277/299/RUG01-001277299_2010_0001_AC.pdf
date created
2009-05-15 16:02:30
date last changed
2009-05-19 10:58:37
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  abstract     = {The marine environment is subjected to increasing anthropogenic pressure. Although there is a willingness of the different activities to minimize their impacts, there is a strong need for the assessment of the ecological value of the seabed, comprising both the abiotic substrate and the living organisms related to it (together called a {\textquoteleft}habitat{\textquoteright}). Therefore, {\textquoteleft}habitat mapping{\textquoteright} is crucial, not only for the assessment of the ecological value at a certain moment, but also to follow its evolution over time. Because of the world-wide application of marine habitat mapping, there is currently a great variety in approaches, methodologies to use, as also in the ways habitats are classified. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that attempts are being made to propose more {\textquoteleft}common approaches{\textquoteright} in marine habitat mapping. The general aim of this study is to apply and develop straightforward and statistically sound methodologies for highly reliable sedimentological and habitat modelling, in support of a more sustainable management of our seas. To achieve these aims, this thesis is subdivided into 2 themes: 1) Best coverage data for habitat mapping; and 2) Integration of datasets in the view of habitat mapping.},
  author       = {Verfaillie, Els},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {207},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Development and validation of spatial distribution models of marine habitats, in support of the ecological valuation of the seabed},
  url          = {http://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/001/277/299/RUG01-001277299\_2010\_0001\_AC.pdf},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Verfaillie, Els. 2008. “Development and Validation of Spatial Distribution Models of Marine Habitats, in Support of the Ecological Valuation of the Seabed”. Gent.
APA
Verfaillie, E. (2008). Development and validation of spatial distribution models of marine habitats, in support of the ecological valuation of the seabed. Gent.
Vancouver
1.
Verfaillie E. Development and validation of spatial distribution models of marine habitats, in support of the ecological valuation of the seabed. [Gent]; 2008.
MLA
Verfaillie, Els. “Development and Validation of Spatial Distribution Models of Marine Habitats, in Support of the Ecological Valuation of the Seabed.” 2008 : n. pag. Print.