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MEPS - Vol. 477 - Feature article
Diverse sessile invertebrate communities typically encountered on deep reefs in Victorian coastal waters, Australia. Image: (Daniel Ierodiaconou, Deakin University)

Rattray A, Ierodiaconou D, Monk J, Versace VL, Laurenson LJB


Detecting patterns of change in benthic habitats by acoustic remote sensing


Few studies describe spatial changes in benthic habitats that are located beyond the range of optical sensors. Recent advances in acoustic sensor technology, however, are making it possible to describe the geological and biological characteristics of the seafloor. Using time-series acoustic and observation data sets, Rattray and co-workers quantified biological changes in benthic habitat in temperate shelf waters of Australia. Establishing spatially explicit temporal patterns of variation between biological communities leads to a better understanding of the dynamics of these communities and will be a useful tool in management for conservation.


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