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Research Article

Characterising and Predicting Benthic Biodiversity for Conservation Planning in Deepwater Environments

  • Piers K. Dunstan mail,

    Piers.Dunstan@csiro.au

    Affiliation: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Franziska Althaus,

    Affiliation: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Alan Williams,

    Affiliation: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Nicholas J. Bax

    Affiliation: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Published: May 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036558
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Additional Acknowledgements

Posted by PiersDunstan on 27 Aug 2012 at 05:26 GMT

We would like to acknowledge the taxonomic experts who provided authoritative determinations for the megafauna: first, Karen Gowlett-Holmes of CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, who collated and quality-assured the taxonomic data; identifications of taxa were provided for Porifera (Dr Monika Schlacher-Hoenlinger of the Queensland Museum), Octocorallia (Dr Phil Alderslade of CSIRO); Mollusca (Dr Richard Wilan of Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory); Echinodermata (Dr Tim O’Hara of Museum Victoria); Decapoda (Dr Caroline Farrelly , Dr Anna McCallum & Dr Gary Poore Museum Victoria); Ascidiacea (Dr Patricia Kott (dec.) of Queensland Museum).

No competing interests declared.