Marine ecoregions

Friday, 27 September 2013

A fourth way to visualize alien species distributions is now possible through the EASIN mapping tools. 

After 'countries', '10x10 km grid', and 'river basins', now it is possible to create maps of marine alien species showing the number of reported species by marine ecoregion. The classification of marine ecoregions  by Spalding et al (2007) is being used.

Spalding MD, Fox HE, Allen GR, Davidson N, et al. (2007). Marine Ecoregions of the World: A Biogeneralization of Coastal and ShelfAreas. BioScience 57(7): 573-583.