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A census of marine biodiversity knowledge, resources, and future challenges.

Costello MJ, Coll M, Danovaro R, Halpin P, Ojaveer H, Miloslavich P - PLoS ONE (2010)

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Affiliation: Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland, Warkworth, New Zealand. m.costello@auckland.ac.nz

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The mean (± standard error) number of species identification guides across (a) major taxonomic groups for each region, and (b) across regions for each taxon.Dashed line represents the overall mean.
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pone-0012110-g005: The mean (± standard error) number of species identification guides across (a) major taxonomic groups for each region, and (b) across regions for each taxon.Dashed line represents the overall mean.

Mentions: We found that the main taxonomic groups had on average 6.0±0.7 species identification guides per region (Figure 5a), but that these resources varied from very few for Bryozoa and Platyhelminthes to 14 guides per region for Crustacea (Figure 5b) and up to 20 guides for a given group. Higher numbers of guides for major taxa were reported in Japan, and lower numbers were reported in Australia, New Zealand, Tropical Eastern Pacific, South Africa, and Canada. Resources also varied notably between taxonomic groups, with more guides for Cnidaria, Mollusca, Crustacea, and Pisces. The number of guides was significantly and positively correlated with the state of knowledge and species richness (P<0.01) (Table 2) (Figure 6a, b).


A census of marine biodiversity knowledge, resources, and future challenges.

Costello MJ, Coll M, Danovaro R, Halpin P, Ojaveer H, Miloslavich P - PLoS ONE (2010)

The mean (± standard error) number of species identification guides across (a) major taxonomic groups for each region, and (b) across regions for each taxon.Dashed line represents the overall mean.
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pone-0012110-g005: The mean (± standard error) number of species identification guides across (a) major taxonomic groups for each region, and (b) across regions for each taxon.Dashed line represents the overall mean.
Mentions: We found that the main taxonomic groups had on average 6.0±0.7 species identification guides per region (Figure 5a), but that these resources varied from very few for Bryozoa and Platyhelminthes to 14 guides per region for Crustacea (Figure 5b) and up to 20 guides for a given group. Higher numbers of guides for major taxa were reported in Japan, and lower numbers were reported in Australia, New Zealand, Tropical Eastern Pacific, South Africa, and Canada. Resources also varied notably between taxonomic groups, with more guides for Cnidaria, Mollusca, Crustacea, and Pisces. The number of guides was significantly and positively correlated with the state of knowledge and species richness (P<0.01) (Table 2) (Figure 6a, b).

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Affiliation: Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland, Warkworth, New Zealand. m.costello@auckland.ac.nz

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