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Community Change within a Caribbean Coral Reef Marine Protected Area following Two Decades of Local Management

Noble, Mae M.; van Laake, Gregoor; Berumen, Michael L.; Fulton, Christopher J.


Structural change in both the habitat and reef-associated fish assemblages within spatially managed coral reefs can provide key insights into the benefits and limitations of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). While MPA zoning effects on particular target species are well reported, we are yet to fully resolve the various affects of spatial management on the structure of coral reef communities over decadal time scales. Here, we document mixed affects of MPA zoning on fish density, biomass and species...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-01-14
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054069


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