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The Mangroves of Belize Part 1. Distribution, Composition and Classification
Abstract Between the late 1980s and early 1990s, significant sections of the Belizean coast came under escalating pressure from development. The resulting habitat loss highlighted the need for aExpand
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Fishing down a Caribbean food web relaxes trophic cascades
The fishing down of marine food webs has been described in pelagic and demersal sys- tems but rarely documented in coral reef environments. We recorded a rapid shift in fish community structure inExpand
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Coral reef management in Belize : an approach through Integrated Coastal Zone Management
Abstract Belize has one of the most extensive reef ecosystems in the Western Hemisphere, comprising one of the largest barrier reefs in the world, three atolls and a complex network of inshore reefs.Expand
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Geographic information systems: A tool for integrated coastal zone management in Belize
The planning process for marine protected areas in Belize, Central America, adopts geographic information system (GIS) technology to integrate data from a variety of sources. This article describesExpand
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A Simple, Cost-Effective Method for Involving Stakeholders in Spatial Assessments of Threats to Biodiversity
Human–nature interactions shape biodiversity and natural resources. Planning conservation and engaging stakeholders in dialogues about conservation require an understanding of indirect threatsExpand
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Length-based indicators of fishery and ecosystem status: Glover's Reef Marine Reserve, Belize
Abstract For the spear gun fishery at Glover's Reef, Belize, we used catch length frequencies to infer whether each of the eight most common species was likely to be overfished (spawning stockExpand
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Sea Turtle Recovery Action Plan for Belize
There can be little doubt that sea turtles were once a prominent component of the fishing industry in Belize. Thousands of turtles were exported live from Belize in the late 1800's, in addition toExpand
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Benefits of a replenishment zone revealed through trends in focal species at Glover's Atoll, Belize
Table S1. ∆AIC comparison of models for the Long-term Atoll Monitoring Program (LAMP) density in numbers using the negative binomial. Z and Y denote the model terms zone and year, respectively, withExpand
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In-water assessments of sea turtles at Glover’s Reef Atoll, Belize
The decline of sea turtle populations in the Caribbean has led to intensive recovery efforts. In Belizean waters, hawksbill turtles are seemingly making a comeback. At Glover’s Reef AtollExpand
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