Habitat mapping in the Caribbean for management and conservation: Use and assessment of aerial photography
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2006
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 277–298, December 1995
How to Cite
Sheppard, C. R. C., Matheson, K., Bythell, J. C., Murphy, P., Myers, C. B. and Blake, B. (1995), Habitat mapping in the Caribbean for management and conservation: Use and assessment of aerial photography. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., 5: 277–298. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3270050404
- Issue published online: 29 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 31 JUL 1995
- Manuscript Received: 15 FEB 1995
- 1The nature and distribution of the coastal and shallow marine habitats of Anguilla in the Caribbean were examined using aerial photography coupled with extensive ground truth information.
- 2The objective was to develop an accurate method of marine habitat mapping for the analysis of the marine ecosystem in order to develop a procedure for marine and coastal resource management.
- 3This paper describes the method which was adopted as well as the biological results.
- 4It is concluded that the management and sustainable use of the natural resources may be improved as a result of accurate habitat mapping.