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Direct versus indirect methods of quantifying herbivore grazing impact on a coral reef

Bathgate (previously Fox), Rebecca; Bellwood, David


Two methods were used to assess the grazing impact of roving herbivorous fishes across a coral reef depth gradient within Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island, Great Barrier Reef. The first technique employed was a method traditionally used to quantify herbivory on coral reefs via the (indirect) inference of herbivore impact from biomass estimates and reported feeding rates. The second method (one of a range of direct approaches) used remote underwater video cameras to film the daily feeding activity of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Marine Biology
DOI: 10.1007/s00227-008-0927-x


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