Using habitat data in the conservation of European red-listed species – A case for the Harbour Porpoise
Outcomes: Assessors highlighted environmental covariates with the greatest influence on porpoise density distribution models. Resulting distribution maps were then used to propose areas suitable for protection of these marine mammals in Swedish waters.
How EMODnet Seabed Habitats helped the user: EUSeaMap provided some of the data used in the habitat distribution models
Who used it:
When was it used: 2016
What product was used: GIS layers on environmental parameters
How was the product used: Benthic habitat data were fed into habitat models to assess harbour porpoise habitat preferences.
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