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Coral decline threatens fish biodiversity in marine reserves.
- G. Jones, M. McCormick, M. Srinivasan, J. V. Eagle
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 25 May 2004
It is suggested that fish biodiversity is threatened wherever permanent reef degradation occurs and warned that marine reserves will not always be sufficient to ensure their survival.
RECRUITMENT AND THE LOCAL DYNAMICS OF OPEN MARINE POPULATIONS
It is argued that demographic theory suggests that, except under restrictive and unlikely conditions, recruitment must influence local population density to some extent, and the question as to whether the size of a particular population is limited by recruitment is misguided.
Ocean acidification impairs olfactory discrimination and homing ability of a marine fish
- P. Munday, D. Dixson, K. Døving
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 February 2009
If acidification continues unabated, the impairment of sensory ability will reduce population sustainability of many marine species, with potentially profound consequences for marine diversity.
Coral Reef Fish Larvae Settle Close to Home
Local Replenishment of Coral Reef Fish Populations in a Marine Reserve
If natal homing of larvae is a common life-history strategy, the appropriate spatial scales for the management and conservation of coral reefs are likely to be much smaller than previously assumed.
Critical science gaps impede use of no-take fishery reserves.
Ocean acidification disrupts the innate ability of fish to detect predator olfactory cues.
It is shown that newly hatched larvae of the marine fish Amphiprion percula innately detect predators using olfactory cues and this ability is retained through to settlement and translates to higher mortality as a result of increased predation risk.
Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral-reef fishes - ecological and economic consequences
Urgent action on the fundamental causes of climate change and appropriate management of critical elements of habitat structure (coral cover and topographic complexity) are key to ensuring long-term persistence of coral-reef fishes.
Multiple disturbances and the global degradation of coral reefs: are reef fishes at risk or resilient?
The diversity of fish communities was found to be negatively and linearly correlated to disturbance-mediated coral loss, and the long-term consequences of coral loss through coral bleaching and crown-of-thorn starfish outbreaks may be much more substantial than the short-term effects currently documented.
Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves
- L. McCook, T. Ayling, D. Williamson
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 22 February 2010
Comprehensive review of available evidence shows major, rapid benefits of no-take areas for targeted fish and sharks, in both reef and nonreef habitats, with potential benefits for fisheries as well as biodiversity conservation.