Quantifying intertidal macroalgae abundance using aerial photography on the Isle of Wight

In 2015 Thomas Bell conducted a master's research project examining the use of remote sensing data to monitor change in seaweed habitat. Highlights Adapted pre-existing public RGB photographic record for new purpose SVM modelling able to separate different habitat classes using RGB DN values Isle of Wight intertidal macroalgae abundance has increased in the 21st century … Continue reading Quantifying intertidal macroalgae abundance using aerial photography on the Isle of Wight

Developing Spatially Transferable Models of Intertidal Macroalgae Distribution…

In 2015 Rachael Holmes conducted a master's research project examining the use of remote sensing data to monitor change in seaweed habitat. Abstract Remote sensing has high potential for the provision of information about the abundance and distribution of intertidal macroalgae species. Remote sensing can inform biodiversity conservation activities such as those outlined in the European … Continue reading Developing Spatially Transferable Models of Intertidal Macroalgae Distribution…

Developing a tool for the monitoring of seaweed habitat change: Thanet coast a case study

In 2014 Lauren Ash conducted a master's research project examining the use of remote sensing data to monitor change in seaweed habitat. Abstract Large brown seaweeds are essential components of marine ecosystems and economically important. With rising temperatures and ocean acidification, seaweed habitat communities are at risk. Seaweed habitats are greatly understudied, possibly due to … Continue reading Developing a tool for the monitoring of seaweed habitat change: Thanet coast a case study

Determining the causes of changes in abundance of the large brown seaweeds of Britain

The executive summary from a report for the Crown Estate detailing the results of a project to examine drivers of change in seaweed abundance around the UK. Executive Summary There have been an increasing number of reports of changes in abundance of large brown kelp and wrack seaweed species around the British Isles in the last decade, … Continue reading Determining the causes of changes in abundance of the large brown seaweeds of Britain

Using aerial images to quantify the extent of coastal seaweed habitats

The executive summary from a report for the Crown Estate detailing the results of a project to examine the use of aerial images to assess the extent of seaweed habitats. Executive Summary Large brown habitat-forming seaweeds, including fucoids and kelps, are highly productive, essential components of marine ecosystems and create conditions for diverse understory communities of flora … Continue reading Using aerial images to quantify the extent of coastal seaweed habitats

Review of evidence for the loss of large brown macroalgae

The executive summary from a report for the Crown Estate detailing the evidence for declines in large brown macroalgae. Executive Summary A literature review was undertaken of the changes that have been reported in the distribution of fifteen large brown macroalgal species that characterise temperate rocky shores and the shallow subtidal in the marine environment in … Continue reading Review of evidence for the loss of large brown macroalgae