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Community Analysis of Offshore MCZ Grab and Video Data (2014) 2016



Statistical analysis was undertaken on benthic community data collected from several offshore MCZs. The results of these analyses were then used to assign biotopes to the survey data based on both the Marine Habitat Classification for Britain and Ireland (Connor et al 2004) and EUNIS classification scheme. Data were supplied as faunal abundance counts from both benthic grab samples and from video footage and still images. Various different methodologies were used to rationalise data sets before undertaking multivariate statistical analyses using the PRIMER software package.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016·04·01

Allen, C., Axelsson, M. & Dewey, S., (2016), Community Analysis of Offshore MCZ Grab and Video Data (2014), JNCC Report No. 588, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

The aim of this project was to examine enumerated faunal data using various multivariate statistical techniques, to elucidate the underlying faunal communities present within each Marine Conservation Zone.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·01

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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