Dissimilarity matrices between Marxan solutions produced from different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data

This dataset contains the dissimilarity matrices used to determine differences in spatial similarity between all reserve solutions produced with changes in levels of each investigated factor (planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, socioeconomic cost). For individual reserve solutions, there are pair-wise comparisons between each of the 2000 solutions produced (100 for each of 20 total scenarios). For selection frequencies of each scenario, there are pair-wise comparisons between each of the 20 selection frequency outputs. These data matrices were Hellinger-transformed to allow meaningful use of parametric ordination methods.

    Data Record Details
    Data record related to this publication Dissimilarity matrices between Marxan solutions produced from different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data
    Data Publication title Dissimilarity matrices between Marxan solutions produced from different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data
  • Description

    This dataset contains the dissimilarity matrices used to determine differences in spatial similarity between all reserve solutions produced with changes in levels of each investigated factor (planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, socioeconomic cost). For individual reserve solutions, there are pair-wise comparisons between each of the 2000 solutions produced (100 for each of 20 total scenarios). For selection frequencies of each scenario, there are pair-wise comparisons between each of the 20 selection frequency outputs. These data matrices were Hellinger-transformed to allow meaningful use of parametric ordination methods.

  • Other Descriptors
    • Descriptor

      There are several datasets associated with the study described in the related publication. The study quantifies the individual and interacting effects of three factors - planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitat maps, and spatial variability of socioeconomic costs - on spatial priorities for conservation, by creating 20 unique prioritisation scenarios involving different levels of each factor. Prioritisations were run using the reserve selection tool Marxan. Because output data from these scenarios are analogous to ecological data, ecological statistics were applied to determine spatial similarities between reserve designs. The other datasets for this study can be found at the Related Data links below.

    • Descriptor type Note
    • Descriptor

      This dataset is available as 2 comma-separated values (.csv) files and may be downloaded from the URL in the Data section of this record. The files exceed row and character limits respectively for opening in Microsoft Excel or importing into a Microsoft Access database. They may be opened in a text editor and saved as several (estimate 15-16) smaller files in Excel or opened in the 'R' software environment by using the "read.csv" function.

    • Descriptor type Note
    • Descriptor

      Coral-reef habitats in Fiji and Micronesia (consisting of the Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau, Guam, and the Federated States of Micronesia) were used as case studies. Although analyses are grounded in real data, they are demonstration exercises and not intended to inform real-world conservation action in the study regions.

    • Descriptor type Note
  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • systematic conservation planning
    • dissimilarity matrix
    • spatial similarity
    • ecological statistics
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  • Funding source
  • Research grant(s)/Scheme name(s)
    • -
  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity
    • 050205 - Environmental Management
    SEO Codes
    • 960507 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
    • 960701 - Coastal and Marine Management Policy
    Specify spatial or temporal setting of the data
    Temporal (time) coverage
  • Start Date 2015/10/05
  • End Date 2015/10/10
  • Time Period 21st Century
    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    • Fiji
    • Micronesia
    Data Locations
    The Data Manager is: Jessica Miao Jin Cheok
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Open: free access under license
  • Alternative access conditions
  • Data record size 2 files (706MB and 527MB)
  • Related publications
      Name Cheok, Jessica, Pressey, Robert L., Weeks, Rebecca, Andrefouet, Serge and Moloney, James (2016) Sympathy for the devil: detailing the effects of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of reef classes, and socioeconomic costs on spatial priorities for marine conservation. PLoS ONE, 11(11): e0164869
    • URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164869
    • Notes Open Access
  • Related websites
      Name
    • URL
    • Notes
  • Related metadata (including standards, codebooks, vocabularies, thesauri, ontologies)
      Name
    • URL
    • Notes
  • Related data
  • Related services
      Name
    • URL
    • Notes
    Select or add a licence for the data
    The data will be licensed under CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
  • Other Licence
  • Statement of rights in data
  • Data owners
      Jessica Cheok
    Citation Cheok, Jessica Miao Jin (2016): Dissimilarity matrices between Marxan solutions produced from different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data. James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.4225/28/57983A865286D