A quantitative dataset of benthic invertebrate occurrences from photographic surveys was used to predict distributions of individual taxa and communities across the south-eastern sector of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone. Several methods were used to model distributions of individual taxa and whole communities. Most individual models had at least some explanatory and predictive power, while community classifications showed potential for use in environmental management.
AEBR 276 Developing updated predictive models for benthic taxa and communities across Chatham Rise and Campbell Plateau using photographic survey data
Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)