Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity
Rick D Stuart-Smith, Amanda E Bates, Jonathan S Lefcheck, J Emmett Duffy, Susan C Baker, Russell J Thomson, Jemina F Stuart-Smith, Nicole A Hill, Stuart J Kininmonth, Laura Airoldi, Mikel A Becerro, Stuart J Campbell, Terence P Dawson, Sergio A Navarrete, German A Soler, Elisabeth MA Strain, Trevor J Willis, Graham J Edgar
Nature | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013
We thank the many Reef Life Survey (RLS) divers who participated in data collection and provide ongoing expertize and commitment to the program, University of Tasmania staff including T. Cooper, M. Davey, N. Barrett, J. Berkhout and E. Oh, and T. Bird for assistance running models and checking code. Development of the RLS data set was supported by the former Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities Program, and analyses were supported by the Australian Research Council, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, and the Marine Biodiversity Hub, a collaborative partnership supported through the Australian Government's National Environmental Research Program. Additional funding and support for field surveys was provided by grants from the National Geographic Society, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and ASSEMBLE Marine.