Tuesday, 12 August 2014 Framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

Framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

ST. PETERSBURG - The most recent issue of Oceanography includes a paper by a team of marine scientists from around the nation on a framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON). The keys to building an effective MBON will be to:

  1. Determine the minimum set of observations needed to define ocean biodiversity, and
  2. Establish connections between existing international ecological time-series programs and standardize methodologies to enable comparison of data.

Authors - Frank E. Muller-KargerMya Breitbart and Enrique Montes.

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