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How do scientists study the FUTURE biodiversity of the oceans?

Future of Marine Animal Populations (FMAP)
FMAP synthesizes the substantial amount of Census-generated information and develops mathematical ecosystem models to predict future changes in marine animal populations caused by environmental and human influences.

Diagrams plotting "hotspots" of high predator diversity, indicating areas in need of increased research and conservation efforts in the future. (Future of Marine Animal Populations - FMAP. Worm, Lotze & Meyers, PNAS, 2003)

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