Use of AquaMaps data for the development of 4D marine conservation priority framework

The AquaMaps Team of FishBase –Kristin Kaschner (Albert-Ludwigs University), Cristina Garilao (GEOMAR) and  Kathleen Kesner-Reyes (Q-quatics), provided present and future biodiversity data for over 2,000 benthic and pelagic species inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea, for the study “4D marine conservation networks: Combining 3D prioritization of present and future biodiversity with climatic…

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Nina Garilao: A serendipitous landing in FishBase, AquaMaps

Cristina Garilao, a.k.a. Nina, is originally from Manila but has been living in Kiel for nearly 13 years now. Her work in Germany revolves around projects that help maintain the database and web interface of AquaMaps, a platform that hosts standardized distribution maps for over 33,500 species of fishes, marine…

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Kathleen Kesner-Reyes: The AquaMaps expert

Kathleen Kesner-Reyes has a background in anthropology, but she has dedicated most of her professional life to working on marine biodiversity information systems. After spending three years doing fieldwork for the Bolinao Marine Laboratory of the University of the Philippines’ Marine Science Institute, in 1995, she joined the International Center…

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New Q-quatics publication supporting the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction

“Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction“, a Marine Policy paper Q-quatics collaborated on is now published online. For this particular work, the AquaMaps Project (Q-quatics) curated modelled data on the contemporary and future distribution under three Representative Concentration Pathway scenarios (RCP 2.6, 4.5…

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