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Macroalgal meadow habitats support fish and fisheries in diverse tropical seascapes

Fulton, Christopher J; Berkstrom, Charlotte; Wilson, Shaun K.; Abesamis, Rene A.; Bradley, Michael; Akerlund, Carolina; Barrett, Luke T.; Bucol, Abner A.; Chacin, Dinorah H.; Chong-Seng, Karen M.; Coker, Darren J.; Ellis, David; van Lier, Joshua; Noble, Mae

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Canopy‐forming macroalgae can construct extensive meadow habitats in tropical seascapes occupied by fishes that span a diversity of taxa, life‐history stages and ecological roles. Our synthesis assessed whether these tropical macroalgal habitats have unique fish assemblages, provide fish nurseries and support local fisheries. We also applied a meta‐analysis of independent surveys across 23 tropical reef locations in 11 countries to examine how macroalgal canopy condition is related to the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216332
Source: Fish and Fisheries
DOI: 10.1111/faf.12455

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