This seagrass habitat map was produced by the ACEAS Seagrass working group as part of the seagrass habitat risk modelling effort. The map identified seagrass presence based on 1) on the NISB (National Intertidal-Subtidal Benthic) Habitat Map created by the University of Tasmania for a partnership between the Department of Climate Change and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, 2) UNEP WCMC Seagrass map 2005.
Maintenance and Update Frequency: notPlanned
Statement: This seagrass habitat map was produced based on the following datasets:
1) NISB (National Intertidal-Subtidal Benthic) habitat map created by the University of Tasmania for a partnership between the Department of Climate Change and the National Land and Water Resources Audit,
2) UNEP WCMC Seagrass map 2005,
3) publications/reports and
4) expert knowledge/personal observation.
Wells FE, Hanley JR, Walker DI (1995) Marine Biological Survey of the Southern Kimberley.
Fry G, Heyward A, Wassenberg T, Taranto T, Stiegliz T and Colquhoun J (2008). Benthic Habitat surveys of potential LNG hub locations in the Kimberley region. A CSIRO and AIMS Joint Preliminary Report for the Western Australian Marine Science Institution, 18 July 2008.
Loneragan NR, Kenyon RA, Crocos PJ, Ward RD, Lehnert S, Haywood MDE, Arnold S, Barnard R, Burford M, Caputi N, Kangas M, Manson F, McCulloch R, Penn JW, Sellars M, Grewe P, Ye Y, Harch B, Bravington M, Toscas P, Meadows J. (2003). Developing techniques for enhancing prawn fisheries, with a focus on brown tiger prawns (Penaeus esculentus) in Exmouth Gulf. Final Report on FRDC Project 1999/222. CSIRO, Cleveland. pp.276.
van Kuelen M, Langdon MW (2011) Ningaloo Collaboration Cluster:Biodiversity and ecology of the Ningaloo Reef lagoon. National Research Flagships Wealth from Oceans. Murdoch University, Perth
Evans S.N., Bellchambers L. M. and Murray K. (2012). Mapping shallow water habitats of the Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, using remote sensing techniques. Fisheries Research Report No. 237. Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. 28p.
Walker, D, McMahon, K, Cosgrove, J, Whittemore, R. 1994 A survey of biological, chemical and physical conditions in nearshore Geographe Bay, summer 1993/94. A report to the Water Authority of Western Australia, south-west division.
Halina Kobryn, Matt Harvey and Thomas Heege (2008). Seafloor and bathymetry mapping: Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AU. IN Fitoka E & Keramitsoglou I 2008 (Editors). Inventory, assessment and monitoring of Mediterranean Wetlands: Mapping wetlands using Earth Observation techniques. EKBY & NOA. MedWet publication. (Scientific reviewer Nick J Riddiford).
Synthesis of seagrass mapping studies conducted by the Water Science Branch of the Department of Water April 2013.
Expert knowledge and personal observations:
Original NISB habitat map can be obtained through ACEF Coastal Data Portal: http://acef.tern.org.au/portal/
1) As part of ACEAS Seagrass Working Group: Vanessa Lucieer (University of Tasmania), Lynda Radke (Geoscience Australia), Mitchell Lyons(University of NSW), Phillippa Bricher (University of Tasmania) Patricia von Baumgarten (DEWNR) Jonathan Hodge (CSIRO, ACEF, TERN) Jeff Ross (University of Tasmania) Len McKenzie, James Cook University.