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

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Title
Dissimilarity matrices between Marxan solutions produced from different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2016-05-10
Date Record Modified
2016-12-13
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2015-10-05 to 2015-10-10
Time Period
21st Century
Geospatial Location
  • Fiji
  • Micronesia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    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.

  2. Type: note

    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.

  3. Type: note

    This dataset is available as 2 comma-separated values (.csv) files and may be downloaded from the Additional identifiers URL in the Data Management 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.

  4. Type: note

    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.

Related Publications
  1. 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
    Open Access
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Related Data
  1. Derived from: >> Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (2005). Millennium Coral Reef Mapping Project. Validated maps.
    • ID: http://coreus.ird.nc/index.php/accueil/ressources/donnees/millenium-coral-reef-mapping-project/ (EXTERNAL)
    • Publish to RDA: This related object (and relationship) is NOT being published to RDA.
  2. Has association with: >> Spatial prioritisation outputs in systematic conservation planning reflecting differences in spatial priorities based on changes in planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic costs
    • ID: f9314a23f787c42ed8b687d3932a1c55
  3. Has association with: >> Spatial nestedness of conservation priorities
    • ID: 6ec6033575d97887d18727bf90b3a65b
  4. Has association with: >> Incidental achievement of fine-resolution objectives by coarse-resolution priorities
    • ID: e6edf0c980c72878dcceae4eda960983
  5. Has association with: >> Spatial prioritisation outputs in systematic conservation planning: data on total reserve extents and costs based on different levels of planning-unit size, thematic resolution of habitats, and socioeconomic cost data
    • ID: 99b726a40fc493ad103e34f3c575293d
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Technical metadata
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Ms Jessica Miao Jin Cheok , jessica.cheok@my.jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Primary Contact
Ms Jessica Miao Jin Cheok, jessica.cheok@my.jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Prof Robert Pressey , bob.pressey@jcu.edu.au
Collaborators
  1. Serge Andréfouët, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Laboratoire d'Excellence
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  2. 050205 - Environmental Management (050205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960507 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  2. 960701 - Coastal and Marine Management Policy (960701)
Keywords
  1. systematic conservation planning
  2. dissimilarity matrix
  3. spatial similarity
  4. ecological statistics
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Data Citation
Cite:
Cheok, J. (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. [Data Files] http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/57983A865286D
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/57983A865286D