This zip file contains the datasets and associated code used in the paper "Langton, R., Stirling, D.A., Boulcott, P & Wright, P.J. (2020) Are MPAs effective in removing fishing pressure from benthic habitats and species? Biological Conservation"
"functions" contains R code for functions that are required in other scripts. The datasets that these functions create are already provided.
"Generated shapefiles" folder includes boundary shapefiles and rasters of bottom ruggedness index that were created during the analysis. The code used to create the boundary datasets is within "function\Cleaning and creating boundary functions".
"Habitats" folder contains species point records that were used in the analysis.
"Outputs" an empty folder where results of analysis will be saved when scripts are run
"01_MPA_Area_Analysis" analysis of the area covered by MPAs and various MPA management measures.
"03_Habitats" analysis of the bottom ruggedness in different levels of management and where records of species of interest are located.
Data and Resources
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POLYGON ((-8.525390625 55.108229702028, -8.525390625 61.505665489145, 0.439453125 61.505665489145, 0.439453125 55.108229702028))
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2013-01-01 to 2015-12-31
English (United Kingdom)
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
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The study region:
MPA Management Measures:
The boundary datasets for MPAs and MPA management measures were clipped to the study region.
Bottom ruggedness index datasets:
Analyses were performed in R version 3.4.2 (R Core Team, 2018). Spatial datasets were transformed into Europe Albers equal area conic projection (https://epsg.io/102013) for area calculations, using the sp package in R (Pebesma and Bivand, 2005). Areas were calculated using the R package rgeos (Bivand and Rundel, 2018).
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Marine Scotland Science
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