Classifying the Biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
Kerrigan, Brigid, Breen, Daniel, De'ath, Glenn, Day, Jon, Fernandes, Leanne, Tobin, Renae, and Dobbs, Kirstin (2010) Classifying the Biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Report. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, QLD, Australia.
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This technical report outlines the methods that the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority used to classify the biodiversity of the marine environs of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for the Representative Areas Program. Classification was the first step in the multiphase Representative Areas Program that eventuated in a new network of no-take areas, free from extractive activities, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
The main objectives of the Representative Areas Program were to:
Maintain biological diversity at the ecosystem, habitat, species, population and genetic levels
Allow species to evolve and function undisturbed Provide an ecological safety margin against human-induced and natural disasters
Provide a solid ecological base from which threatened species or habitats can recover or repair themselves and Maintain ecological processes.
|Item Type:||Report (Report)|
|Keywords:||marine biodiversity, Queensland, Great Barrier Reef, classification, research, ecology, marine parks|
Research Publication No. 104
|Date Deposited:||18 May 2011 02:12|
|FoR Codes:||05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 40%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070403 Fisheries Management @ 10%
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960701 Coastal and Marine Management Policy @ 100%|