• Academic publication

Combined species occurrence and density predictions to improve marine spatial management

Rullens V, Stephenson F, Lohrer A, Townsend M, & Pilditch CA (2021). Ocean & Coast Management, 209, 105697.

  • Application of species distribution models that predict both probability of occurrence and density.
  • Model performance is assessed for two estuarine bivalve species with contrasting habitat associations.
  • Probability of occurrence is not correlated with density for species with broad ecological niches.
  • Occurrence and density predictions help identify areas of greatest ecological value for management.

Bivalves, Ecosystem services, Estuaries, Marine spatial planning, Species distribution models

[open access]