Seattle, WA : U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2018.
Book — 1 online resource (vi, 370 pages) : color illustrations, color maps.
"Defining essential habitats for fishes and invertebrates is an important step in managing groundfish species in Alaska waters. Species distribution models have been widely used to describe the potential habitat of species found in marine and terrestrial systems. The models themselves can take a number of forms, from relatively simple frameworks such as generalized linear or additive models to complex modeling frameworks such as Maximum Entropy Modeling (MaxEnt). We used several modeling methods and data from scientific surveys and commercial fisheries to define essential habitats for 36 species from the Gulf of Alaska. Adult, juvenile, larval and egg stages were seasonally modeled where data were available. Bottom depth was the dominant variable determining the distribution of most adult and juvenile life history stages. Sea surface temperature was the most important predictor of ichthyoplankton distribution. The model results were used to develop maps that depicted the boundaries delineating essential fish habitat for each species and life stage. These maps will be used for marine spatial planning and assessing impacts of anthropogenic activities in Alaska’s marine environment."--Publisher's website.
Book — 172 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 31 x 31 cm
Food: An Atlas is a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded collaborative project of guerrilla cartography and publishing. The atlas endeavors to map food in its myriad contexts and conditions at many scales of research and geography.Scores of cartographers and food researchers, a production team, a kickstarter team, a book design team and an editorial panel--in all more than 100 collaborators--came together in the spirit of knowledge-caching to create Food: An Atlas. All proceeds from the sale of this atlas are donated to a food-related non-profit voted by the collaborators to be the beneficiary of their creative and scholarly work.
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