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Oceans Research Publications

Applied Oceans Research produces publications to share research results and supports continuing education with industry partners, government, students, and other academics.

Peer-reviewed journal publications

Misiuk, B., Diesing, M., Aitken, A., Brown, C.J., Edinger, E.N. & Bell, T. (2019) A spatially-explicit comparison of quantitative and categorical modelling approaches for mapping seabed sediments. Geosciences. 9 (3): 126 doi:10.3390/geosciences9060254s

Misiuk, B., Bell, T., Aitken, A., Brown, C.J., & Edinger, E.N. (2019) Mapping Arctic clam abundance using multiple datasets, models, and a spatially-explicit accuracy assessment. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 9, 254; doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsz099

Brown, C.J., Beaudoin, J., Brissette, M. & Gazzola, V. (2019) Multispectral multibeam echo sounder backscatter as a tool for improved seafloor characterization. Geosciences. 9(3), 126;

Goes, E.R., Brown, C.J. & Araújo, T.C. (2019) Geomorphological classification of the benthic structures on a tropical continental shelf. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:47. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00047

Lacharité, M. & Brown, C.J. (2019) Utilizing benthic habitat maps to inform biodiversity monitoring in marine protected areas. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. In Press.

Lacharité, M., Brown, C.J. & Gazzola, V. (2018) Multisource multibeam backscatter data: developing a strategy for the production of benthic habitat maps using semi-automated seafloor classification methods. Marine Geophysical Research. 39: 307-322.

Lacharité, M., Metaxas, A. (2018) Environmental drivers of epibenthic megafauna on a deep temperate continental shelf: A multiscale approach. Progress in Oceanography 162: 171-186.

Smith S.J., Sameoto, J.A., Brown, C.J. (2017) A novel approach to setting biological reference points for sea scallops Placopectin magellanicus that incorporates the spatial distribution of productivity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 74 (5): 650-667

Lecours V., Devillers R., Lucieer V.L. & Brown C.J. (2017) Artefacts in marine digital terrain models: a multiscale analysis of their impact on the derivation of terrain attributes. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 55(19), doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2707303.

Lacharité, M., Metaxas, A. (2017) Hard substrate in the deep ocean: How sediment features influence epibenthic megafauna on the eastern Canadian margin. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.05.013

Domke, L., Lacharité, M., Metaxas, A., Matabos, M. (2017) Influence of an oxygen minimum zone and macroalgal enrichment on benthic megafaunal community composition in a NE Pacific submarine canyon. Marine Ecology. doi: 10.1111/maec.12481

Lecours V., Devillers R., Edinger E.N., Brown C.J. & Lucieer V.L. (2017) Influence of artefacts in marine digital terrain models on habitat maps and species distribution models: a multiscale assessment. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation, doi: 10.1002/rse2.49

Lacharité, M., Brown, C.J., Gazzola, V. (2017) Multisource multibeam backscatter data: developing a strategy for the production of benthic habitat maps using semi-automated seafloor classification methods. Marine Geophysical Research. doi: 10.1007/s11001-017-9331-6

Lecours, V., Devillers, R., Simms, A., Lucieer, V.L., Brown, C.J. (2017) Towards a Framework for Terrain Attribute Selection in Environmental Studies. Environmental Modelling & Software. 89, 19-30.

Lecours, V., Brown, C.J., Devillers, R., Lucieer, V.L., Edinger, E.N. (2016) Comparing selections of environmental variables for ecological studies: a focus on terrain attributes. Plos One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0167128

Lecours, V., Devillers, R., Schneider, D.C., Lucieer, V.L., Brown, C.J., Edinger, E.N. (2015).  Spatial Scale and Geographic Context in Benthic Habitat Mapping: Review and Future Directions. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 535: 259-284.

Colbo, K., Ross, T., Brown, C.J., Webber, T. (2014) A review of oceanographic application of water column data from multibeam echosounders. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. 145: 41-56.

Brown, C.J. (2015) Benthic Habitat Mapping: from backscatter to biology. The Journal of Ocean Technology. 10 (3), 48-61.

Selected government reports and non-peer reviewed articles

Brown, C.J., Schmidt, V., Malik, M., Le Bouffant, N., (2015) Chapter 4 - Backscatter measurement by bathymetric echo sounders. In: Lurton, X.; Lamarche, G. (Eds) (2015) Backscatter measurements by seafloor‐mapping sonars. Guidelines and Recommendations. 200p.