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The societal benefits of biogenic structures - Flora Kent

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Presentation at the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology's Away Day 2012, by PhD student Flora Kent.

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The societal benefits of biogenic structures - Flora Kent

  1. 1. The societal benefits of biogenic structures MASTS PhD Studentship – Flora KentIn the first year of this project, Underwater Visual Censuses (UVCs) By working with local fishermen,methods have been developed have been carried out on and off M. data has been collected on whelkfor measuring sediment modiolus beds in Scapa Flow to catch rates, growth rates and sizeaccumulation on a Modiolus study habitat use by commercially distributions on a M. modiolus reef in important fish and shellfish. North Wales.modiolus reef in Scotland. UVC locations in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Red circles = biogenic reef sites, green circles = control sites Understanding how biogenic habitats provide goods and services to society can make a Whelk fishing sites on the North Llyn M. contribution to the selection of MPAs as well modiolus reef (red circles), north of the as boundary determination, the buy-in of reef (blue circles) and south of the reef (green circles). Solid line = reef outline. stakeholders, sensitive management and the effectiveness of enforcement.

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