Baited remote underwater video survey of reef fish in the Stilbaai marine protected area, with an assessment of monitoring requirements

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Attwood, Colin en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Götz, Albrecht en_ZA
dc.contributor.author De Vos, Lauren en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-15T08:57:08Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-15T08:57:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation De Vos, L. 2012. Baited remote underwater video survey of reef fish in the Stilbaai marine protected area, with an assessment of monitoring requirements. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12181
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Long-term monitoring of changes in species abundance and community composition within marine protected areas (MPAs) is essential to assess whether conservation goals are being reached. The costs, logistics and sampling biases inherent to traditional monitoring methods limit sustainable monitoring in all MPAs along the South African coastline. Baited remote underwater video (BRUV) technology offers non-extractive monitoring with lower labour and cost requirements, whilst eliminating inter-observer variability and increasing statistical power. Species richness and relative abundance were assessed employing BRUV technology in the Stilbaai MPA in the Western Cape, South Africa. ... [The] result corroborated findings from traditional underwater visual census (UVC) and controlled angling surveys, confirming BRUV technology as a sound monitoring tool. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Conservation Biology en_ZA
dc.title Baited remote underwater video survey of reef fish in the Stilbaai marine protected area, with an assessment of monitoring requirements en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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