Adding the third dimension to marine conservation

19 Oct 2018
Fish swimming next to coral
Ocean species change the deeper you go, but this is not recognised in current conservation planning and mapping.

A new approach to tackle conservation decisions in 3D marine environments could lead to better conservation outcomes.

3D spatial conservation prioritisation was developed by University of Queensland PhD student Ruben Venegas-Li of UQ’s Biodiversity Research Group, led by Associate Professor Salit Kark.

Dr Kark said the technique would help overcome one of the key problems with current marine conservation mapping and planning.

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