Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDownie, A-L
dc.contributor.authorPiechaud, N
dc.contributor.authorHowell, K
dc.contributor.authorBarrio Froján, C
dc.contributor.authorSacau, M
dc.contributor.authorKenny, A
dc.contributor.editorDegraer S
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-08T13:31:25Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-14T10:31:47Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.identifier.issn1054-3139
dc.identifier.issn1095-9289
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/18766
dc.description.abstract

As industrialized fishing activities have moved into deeper water, the recognition of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) has become important for the protection of the deep-sea. Our limited knowledge on the past and present distribution of VMEs hinders our ability to manage bottom fisheries effectively. This study investigated whether accounting for bottom fishing intensity (derived from Vessel Monitoring System records) as a predictor in habitat suitability models can (1) improve predictions of, and (2) provide estimates for a pre-fishing baseline for the distribution and biomass of a VME indicator taxon. Random Forest models were applied to presence/absence and biomass of Geodia sponges and environmental variables with and without bottom fishing intensity. The models including fishing were further used to predict distribution and biomass of Geodia to a pre-fishing scenario. Inclusion of fishing pressure as a predictive term significantly improved model performance for both sponge presence and biomass. This study has demonstrated a way to produce a more accurate picture of the current distribution of VMEs in the study area. The pre-fishing scenario predictions also identified areas of suitable Geodia habitat that are currently impacted by fishing, suggesting that sponge habitat and biomass have been impacted by bottom trawling activities.

dc.format.extent2784-2796
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.replaceshttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/18698
dc.relation.replaces10026.1/18698
dc.subjectbaseline
dc.subjectbenthic habitat
dc.subjectbottom trawling
dc.subjectdeep sea
dc.subjecthabitat distribution
dc.subjecthabitat suitability modelling
dc.subjecthuman impact
dc.subjectVulnerable Marine Ecosystems
dc.titleReconstructing baselines: use of habitat suitability modelling to predict pre-fishing condition of a Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000715387200011&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=11bb513d99f797142bcfeffcc58ea008
plymouth.issue8
plymouth.volume78
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsab154
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalICES Journal of Marine Science
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/icesjms/fsab154
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Researchers in ResearchFish submission
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-27
dc.rights.embargodate2022-8-14
dc.identifier.eissn1095-9289
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/icesjms/fsab154
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-11
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


All items in PEARL are protected by copyright law.
Author manuscripts deposited to comply with open access mandates are made available in accordance with publisher policies. Please cite only the published version using the details provided on the item record or document. In the absence of an open licence (e.g. Creative Commons), permissions for further reuse of content should be sought from the publisher or author.
Theme by 
Atmire NV