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)|
- View FMAP In Depth from the Census of Marine Life Portal
- Visit FMAP Website
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