The Nature Conservancy
Coastal Biodiversity Index, TNC, 2013
This coastal biodiversity index was published as part of a broader estuaries habitat classification framework in the journal Estuaries and Coasts: G.C. Schoch, D.M. Albert, and C.S. Shanley. 2013. An Estuarine Habitat Classification for a Complex Fjordal Island Archipelago. Estuaries and Coasts DOI 10.1007/s12237-013-9622-3. Online URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-013-9622-3. Bioband attribues from the ShoreZone inventory and mapping database (http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/shorezone/) were converted from descriptive fields to a presense/absense database for analysis and the final biodiversity index. This distribution dataset includes the complete source database, presense/absense analysis fields, and biodiversity index.
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