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Mapping Productivity


Integration and spatial extension of primary production

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Kimberly Marine Research Program: Project 2.2.5
Location: Buccaneer Archipelago
Project Leader: Renae Hovey, UWA
Telephone: 6488 6868

Project Summary

Project Aims

Develop a GIS for spatially and temporally explicit baseline information on habitats and processes.

Identify the key physical and biological drivers that influence distribution of benthic primary producers.

Characterise reef platform and adjacent habitats based on a gradient of turbidity via remote sensing and use this information to classify the range of turbidity levels ¡n these habitats (region: Buccaneer Archipelago, Camden Sound).

Identify methods for integration across the sub-projects and up scaling to visited and unvisited sites.

Contribute to improving the regional understanding of marine biodiversity, distribution and resilience.

Investigate appropriate and cost-effective methods for long-term monitoring of benthic primary producer habitats and associated environmental processes.



The integration component is to combine temporally and spatially appropriate scalar data with spatial overlap, integrate and compare outcomes across different levels of benthic production, to identify appropriate monitoring, and to compile and, where possible rank potential risks of climate change impacts.


KMRP Lunch and Learn: Remote Sensing & Mapping Productivity (Monday, 28 November 2016) (Link to event page)

(Hovey ppt slides)