- Academic publication
Cetacean conservation planning in a global diversity hotspot: dealing with uncertainty and data deficiencies
Stephenson F, Hewitt JE, Torres LG, Mouton TL, Brough T, Goetz KT, Lundquist CJ, MacDiarmid AB, Ellis J, & Constantine R. (2021) Ecosphere 12( 7):e03633.
- Spatial hotspots of cetacean diversity were highlighted under varying levels of uncertainty
- Key areas for cetaceans diversity include: Kermadec Ridge, Chatham Rise and Islands, Kaikoura coastline, Cook Strait
- Identification of cetacean hotspots with varying levels of uncertainty provides a robust and efficient step towards prioritising areas for conservation management in a participatory process
New Zealand, richness, spatial prioritization, species distribution models, uncertainty