Applications and future challenges in marine species distribution modeling
Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 92–100, January/February 2011
How to Cite
Dambach, J. and Rödder, D. (2011), Applications and future challenges in marine species distribution modeling. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., 21: 92–100. doi: 10.1002/aqc.1160
- Issue online: 21 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 9 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 10 JUN 2010
- spatially explicit models;
- marine biodiversity;
- great white shark
- 1.Anthropogenic climate change affects both phenology and distribution patterns of the world's biota including marine species. During the last decade, species distribution models have been more frequently used to assess the potential distributions of species and possible effects of climate change. However, unlike for terrestrial species, there have been few investigations assessing climate change effects on distribution patterns of marine organisms.
- 2.An overview of marine species distribution modelling is given. Possibilities of how to characterize and project the environmental niches of species onto climatic change scenarios are highlighted and novel techniques for addressing specific needs in a 3-D context are proposed. A detailed introduction into different modelling tools and databases for environmental parameters given provides a starting point for the application of these models.
- 3.Application of a species distribution model and its projections onto a glacial and future scenario on a global scale are presented for the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) for illustrative purposes. An approach for addressing marine migratory species with seasonal distribution patterns is presented. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.