Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions

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Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions. / Carlén, Ida; Thomas, Len; Carlström, Julia; Amundin, Mats; Teilmann, Jonas; Tregenza, Nick; Tougaard, Jakob; Koblitz, Jens C.; Sveegaard, Signe; Wennerberg, Daniel; Loisa, Olli; Dähne, Michael; Brundiers, Katharina; Kosecka, Monika; Kyhn, Line Anker; Ljungqvist, Cinthia Tiberi; Pawliczka, Iwona; Koza, Radomil; Arciszewski, Bartlomiej; Galatius, Anders; Jabbusch, Martin; Laaksonlaita, Jussi; Niemi, Jussi; Lyytinen, Sami; Gallus, Anja; Benke, Harald; Blankett, Penina; Skóra, Krzysztof E.; Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro.

In: Biological Conservation, Vol. 226, 01.08.2018, p. 42-53.

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Carlén, I, Thomas, L, Carlström, J, Amundin, M, Teilmann, J, Tregenza, N, Tougaard, J, Koblitz, JC, Sveegaard, S, Wennerberg, D, Loisa, O, Dähne, M, Brundiers, K, Kosecka, M, Kyhn, LA, Ljungqvist, CT, Pawliczka, I, Koza, R, Arciszewski, B, Galatius, A, Jabbusch, M, Laaksonlaita, J, Niemi, J, Lyytinen, S, Gallus, A, Benke, H, Blankett, P, Skóra, KE & Acevedo-Gutiérrez, A 2018, 'Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions', Biological Conservation, vol. 226, pp. 42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.06.031

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Carlén, I., Thomas, L., Carlström, J., Amundin, M., Teilmann, J., Tregenza, N., Tougaard, J., Koblitz, J. C., Sveegaard, S., Wennerberg, D., Loisa, O., Dähne, M., Brundiers, K., Kosecka, M., Kyhn, L. A., Ljungqvist, C. T., Pawliczka, I., Koza, R., Arciszewski, B., ... Acevedo-Gutiérrez, A. (2018). Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions. Biological Conservation, 226, 42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.06.031

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Carlén I, Thomas L, Carlström J, Amundin M, Teilmann J, Tregenza N, Tougaard J, Koblitz JC, Sveegaard S, Wennerberg D, Loisa O, Dähne M, Brundiers K, Kosecka M, Kyhn LA, Ljungqvist CT, Pawliczka I, Koza R, Arciszewski B, Galatius A, Jabbusch M, Laaksonlaita J, Niemi J, Lyytinen S, Gallus A, Benke H, Blankett P, Skóra KE, Acevedo-Gutiérrez A. 2018. Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions. Biological Conservation. 226:42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.06.031

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Carlén I, Thomas L, Carlström J, Amundin M, Teilmann J, Tregenza N et al. Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions. Biological Conservation. 2018 Aug 1;226:42-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.06.031

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Carlén, Ida ; Thomas, Len ; Carlström, Julia ; Amundin, Mats ; Teilmann, Jonas ; Tregenza, Nick ; Tougaard, Jakob ; Koblitz, Jens C. ; Sveegaard, Signe ; Wennerberg, Daniel ; Loisa, Olli ; Dähne, Michael ; Brundiers, Katharina ; Kosecka, Monika ; Kyhn, Line Anker ; Ljungqvist, Cinthia Tiberi ; Pawliczka, Iwona ; Koza, Radomil ; Arciszewski, Bartlomiej ; Galatius, Anders ; Jabbusch, Martin ; Laaksonlaita, Jussi ; Niemi, Jussi ; Lyytinen, Sami ; Gallus, Anja ; Benke, Harald ; Blankett, Penina ; Skóra, Krzysztof E. ; Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro. / Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions. In: Biological Conservation. 2018 ; Vol. 226. pp. 42-53.

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title = "Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions",
abstract = "Knowledge on spatial and seasonal distribution of species is crucial when designing protected areas and implementing management actions. The Baltic Proper harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population is critically endangered, and its distribution is virtually unknown. Here, we used passive acoustic monitoring and species distribution models to describe the spatial and seasonal distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Proper. Porpoise click detectors were deployed over a systematic grid of 297 stations in eight countries from April 2011 through July 2013. Generalized additive models were used to describe the monthly probability of detecting porpoise clicks as a function of spatially-referenced covariates and time. During the reproductive season, two main areas of high probability of porpoise detection were identified. One of those areas, situated on and around the offshore banks in the Baltic Proper, is clearly separated from the known distribution range of the Belt Sea population during breeding season, suggesting this is an important breeding ground for the Baltic Proper population. We commend the designation of this area as a marine protected area and recommend Baltic Sea countries to also protect areas in the southern Baltic Sea and the Han{\"o} Bight where additional important harbour porpoise habitats were identified. Further conservation measures should be carried out based on analyses of overlap between harbour porpoise distribution and potentially harmful anthropogenic activities. Our study shows that large-scale systematic monitoring using novel techniques can give important insights on the distribution of low-density populations, and that international cooperation is pivotal when studying transnationally migratory species.",
keywords = "Biodiversity conservation, Harbour porpoise, Marine protected areas, Passive acoustic monitoring, Population structure, Spatial distribution",
author = "Ida Carl{\'e}n and Len Thomas and Julia Carlstr{\"o}m and Mats Amundin and Jonas Teilmann and Nick Tregenza and Jakob Tougaard and Koblitz, {Jens C.} and Signe Sveegaard and Daniel Wennerberg and Olli Loisa and Michael D{\"a}hne and Katharina Brundiers and Monika Kosecka and Kyhn, {Line Anker} and Ljungqvist, {Cinthia Tiberi} and Iwona Pawliczka and Radomil Koza and Bartlomiej Arciszewski and Anders Galatius and Martin Jabbusch and Jussi Laaksonlaita and Jussi Niemi and Sami Lyytinen and Anja Gallus and Harald Benke and Penina Blankett and Sk{\'o}ra, {Krzysztof E.} and Alejandro Acevedo-Guti{\'e}rrez",
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journal = "Biological Conservation",
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T1 - Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions

AU - Carlén, Ida

AU - Thomas, Len

AU - Carlström, Julia

AU - Amundin, Mats

AU - Teilmann, Jonas

AU - Tregenza, Nick

AU - Tougaard, Jakob

AU - Koblitz, Jens C.

AU - Sveegaard, Signe

AU - Wennerberg, Daniel

AU - Loisa, Olli

AU - Dähne, Michael

AU - Brundiers, Katharina

AU - Kosecka, Monika

AU - Kyhn, Line Anker

AU - Ljungqvist, Cinthia Tiberi

AU - Pawliczka, Iwona

AU - Koza, Radomil

AU - Arciszewski, Bartlomiej

AU - Galatius, Anders

AU - Jabbusch, Martin

AU - Laaksonlaita, Jussi

AU - Niemi, Jussi

AU - Lyytinen, Sami

AU - Gallus, Anja

AU - Benke, Harald

AU - Blankett, Penina

AU - Skóra, Krzysztof E.

AU - Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro

PY - 2018/8/1

Y1 - 2018/8/1

N2 - Knowledge on spatial and seasonal distribution of species is crucial when designing protected areas and implementing management actions. The Baltic Proper harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population is critically endangered, and its distribution is virtually unknown. Here, we used passive acoustic monitoring and species distribution models to describe the spatial and seasonal distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Proper. Porpoise click detectors were deployed over a systematic grid of 297 stations in eight countries from April 2011 through July 2013. Generalized additive models were used to describe the monthly probability of detecting porpoise clicks as a function of spatially-referenced covariates and time. During the reproductive season, two main areas of high probability of porpoise detection were identified. One of those areas, situated on and around the offshore banks in the Baltic Proper, is clearly separated from the known distribution range of the Belt Sea population during breeding season, suggesting this is an important breeding ground for the Baltic Proper population. We commend the designation of this area as a marine protected area and recommend Baltic Sea countries to also protect areas in the southern Baltic Sea and the Hanö Bight where additional important harbour porpoise habitats were identified. Further conservation measures should be carried out based on analyses of overlap between harbour porpoise distribution and potentially harmful anthropogenic activities. Our study shows that large-scale systematic monitoring using novel techniques can give important insights on the distribution of low-density populations, and that international cooperation is pivotal when studying transnationally migratory species.

AB - Knowledge on spatial and seasonal distribution of species is crucial when designing protected areas and implementing management actions. The Baltic Proper harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population is critically endangered, and its distribution is virtually unknown. Here, we used passive acoustic monitoring and species distribution models to describe the spatial and seasonal distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Proper. Porpoise click detectors were deployed over a systematic grid of 297 stations in eight countries from April 2011 through July 2013. Generalized additive models were used to describe the monthly probability of detecting porpoise clicks as a function of spatially-referenced covariates and time. During the reproductive season, two main areas of high probability of porpoise detection were identified. One of those areas, situated on and around the offshore banks in the Baltic Proper, is clearly separated from the known distribution range of the Belt Sea population during breeding season, suggesting this is an important breeding ground for the Baltic Proper population. We commend the designation of this area as a marine protected area and recommend Baltic Sea countries to also protect areas in the southern Baltic Sea and the Hanö Bight where additional important harbour porpoise habitats were identified. Further conservation measures should be carried out based on analyses of overlap between harbour porpoise distribution and potentially harmful anthropogenic activities. Our study shows that large-scale systematic monitoring using novel techniques can give important insights on the distribution of low-density populations, and that international cooperation is pivotal when studying transnationally migratory species.

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KW - Harbour porpoise

KW - Marine protected areas

KW - Passive acoustic monitoring

KW - Population structure

KW - Spatial distribution

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