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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

About the Authors

Piers K. Dunstan, Franziska Althaus, Alan Williams, Nicholas J. Bax
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Wealth from Oceans Flagship, Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Piers.Dunstan@csiro.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PKD NJB AW FA. Performed the experiments: AW FA. Analyzed the data: PKD FA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PKD FA. Wrote the paper: PKD FA AW NJB.