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Thermal affinities for European marine species
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Webb, T.J.; Lines, A.; (2018): Thermal affinities for European marine species. Marine Data Archive.

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

This data product shows how to derive, summarise and visualise thermal affinities for European marine species. The aim is to derive thermal affinities for all European marine species, by matching occurrence records from OBIS to gridded temperature products. These species-level thermal affinities are then used to produce assemblage-level averages on a 0.5º grid covering European seas, separately for major functional groups (e.g. benthos, zooplankton, fish). Finally these gridded assemblage-level averages are compared to current and projected future sea temperatures to identify areas of high climate vulnerability for each functional group. more

This work is supported by EMODnet biology with additional support to TJW during development of these methods provided by the UK Marine Ecosystems Research Programme.

Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish, Biology > Plankton > Zooplankton
Marine/Coastal, Marine, Europe, Biota

Geographical coverage

Taxonomic coverage
Biota [WoRMS]

University of Sheffield; School of Biological Sciences; Department of Animal and Plant Sciences (APS), moredata creator

EMODNETBIO III: European Marine Observation and Data Network- Biology III, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data products
Metadatarecord created: 2019-03-22
Information last updated: 2022-06-02
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