Seagrass structural traits across five countries in the Central Indo-Pacific in 2022-2023


Surveys of seagrass morphometrics were conducted as part of a large-scale seagrass ecosystem services assessment conducted across five countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Timor-Leste under the International Climate Initiative (IKI): Seagrass Ecosystem Services Project (, between July 2022 and April 2023. Data points were selected by local NGO's and/or community members. Five random 0.25 m² quadrats were placed around each Baited Remote Underwater Video system (BRUV) point, where data on seagrass cover, seagrass species composition, algae cover, canopy height, epiphyte cover and sediment type were recorded (modified from Jones et al., 2021). Data were collected from a total of 880 quadrats, observing nine seagrass species across Indo-Pacific sample sites.

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Creator Bartlett, Alex; Aissa, Patricio; Amaral, Nelson; Arendege, Joandi; Buadoktoom, Korawan; Caabay, Jessa; Cabanezas, Roverose; Choongan, Armramita; Coals, Lucy; Cullen-Unsworth, Leanne; Dandoro, Abie; Daquioag, Maricar; Digdo, Akbar; Espiritu, Jackie; Garay, Helbert; Gomes, Jemima; Guterres, Fidel; Jumbo, Patjwat; Juthamat, Chisanupong; Kon, Chanyanuch; Lay, Cecilia; Lewis, Ryan; Lopez, Mary Rose; Martinz, Dedy; Nair, Dhivya; Oriente, Maria Sheila; Padilla, John Rey; Palahan, Rujinun; Pareja, Shalom; Ponnampalam, Louisa; Porntep, Wirachwong; Putriraya, Ami; Ramilo, Rey; Sagai, Bonnke; Satriani, Satriani; Septiani, Citra; Silva de Jesus, Janicia; Siregar, Fuja; Soares, Osaias; Soniega-Ursais, Muammar; Unsworth, Richard ORCID logo; Verdial, Natercia; Jones, Benjamin L ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection Crossref Funder ID 18_IV_094_Asia_M_Seagrass Ecosystems International Climate Initiative (IKI): Seagrass Ecosystem Services Project
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 21120 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (99.301W, -8.218S, 125.638E, 12.292N); Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Thailand; Timor-Leste
Temporal Coverage Begin 2022-07-17T08:07:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2023-04-29T16:04:00Z