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Species distribution modeling of deep sea sponges in the North Pacific Ocean.

Abstract.

"Knowledge of deep-sea species and their ecosystems is limited due to the inaccessibility of the areas and the prohibitive cost of conducting large-scale field studies. My graduate research has used predictive modeling methods to map hexactinellid sponge habitat extent in the North Pacific, as well as climate-induced changes in oceanic dissolved oxygen levels and how this will impact sponges. [...]"

Source: PeerJ (NOT PEER-REVIEWED)
Authors: Fiona Davidson
DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26815v1

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