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Coral reefs in the Anthropocene
Coral reefs support immense biodiversity and provide important ecosystem services to many millions of people. Yet reefs are degrading rapidly in response to numerous anthropogenic drivers. In theExpand
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Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral-reef fishes - ecological and economic consequences
Global climate change is having devastating effects on habitat structure in coral-reef ecosystems owing to extreme environmental sensitivities and consequent bleaching of reef-building scleractinianExpand
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Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries.
Coral reefs support the livelihood of millions of people especially those engaged in marine fisheries activities. Coral reefs are highly vulnerable to climate change induced stresses that have led toExpand
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Comanagement of coral reef social-ecological systems
In an effort to deliver better outcomes for people and the ecosystems they depend on, many governments and civil society groups are engaging natural resource users in collaborative managementExpand
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Creation of a gilded trap by the high economic value of the Maine lobster fishery.
Unsustainable fishing simplifies food chains and, as with aquaculture, can result in reliance on a few economically valuable species. This lack of diversity may increase risks of ecological andExpand
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Socioeconomic factors that affect artisanal fishers' readiness to exit a declining fishery.
The emerging world crisis created by declining fish stocks poses a challenge to resource users and managers. The problem is particularly acute in poor nations, such as those in East Africa, whereExpand
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Linking Social and Ecological Systems to Sustain Coral Reef Fisheries
The ecosystem goods and services provided by coral reefs are critical to the social and economic welfare of hundreds of millions of people, overwhelmingly in developing countries [1]. Widespread reefExpand
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Evaluating Social and Ecological Vulnerability of Coral Reef Fisheries to Climate Change
There is an increasing need to evaluate the links between the social and ecological dimensions of human vulnerability to climate change. We use an empirical case study of 12 coastal communities andExpand
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A Comparison of Marine Protected Areas and Alternative Approaches to Coral-Reef Management
Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been widely adopted as the leading tool for coral-reef conservation, but resource users seldom accept them , and many have failed to produce tangible conservationExpand
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Critical thresholds and tangible targets for ecosystem-based management of coral reef fisheries
Sustainably managing ecosystems is challenging, especially for complex systems such as coral reefs. This study develops critical reference points for sustainable management by using a large empiricalExpand
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