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Historical Overfishing and the Recent Collapse of Coastal Ecosystems
Ecological extinction caused by overfishing precedes all other pervasive human disturbance to coastal ecosystems, including pollution, degradation of water quality, and anthropogenic climate change.Expand
The management of fisheries and marine ecosystems
The global marine fish catch is approaching its upper limit. The number of overfished populations, as well as the indirect effects of fisheries on marine ecosystems, indicate that management hasExpand
TRAJECTORIES AND CORRELATES OF COMMUNITY CHANGE IN NO-TAKE MARINE RESERVES
Marine reserves are a spatial approach to marine management and conservation aimed at protecting and restoring multispecies assemblages and the structure and function of marine ecosystems. We usedExpand
When can marine reserves improve fisheries management
Marine reserves are a promising tool for fisheries management and conservation of biodiversity, but they are not a panacea for fisheries management problems. For fisheries that target highly mobileExpand
Population models for marine reserve design: A retrospective and prospective synthesis
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Model results indicate that marine reserves could play a beneficial role in the protection of marine systems against overfishing and further modeling and analysis will greatly improve prospects for a better understanding of the potential of marine reserves for conserving biodiversity. Expand
Status and management of world sea urchin fisheries
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Sea urchin fisheries have potentially large ecological effects, usually mediated through increases in the abundance and biomass of large brown algae, and although such effects may have important consequences for management of these and related fisheries, only in Nova Scotia, South Korea and Japan is ecological knowledge incorporated into management. Expand
PRINCIPLES FOR THE DESIGN OF MARINE RESERVES
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This work attempts to distill existing results into general principles useful to designers of marine reserves, and provides general guidelines for design that will allow more rapid progress in future modeling studies. Expand
Connectivity and resilience of coral reef metapopulations in marine protected areas: matching empirical efforts to predictive needs
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To make rapid progress in understanding the scales and patterns of connectivity, greater communication between empiricists and population modelers will be need to track and assimilate evolving empirical results. Expand
Beyond connectivity: how empirical methods can quantify population persistence to improve marine protected-area design.
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It is described how three pieces of empirical information are needed to fully describe population persistence in a network of MPAs: lifetime fecundity, the proportion of larvae that are locally retained and locally retained, and survival rate after recruitment. Expand
Connectivity, sustainability, and yield: bridging the gap between conventional fisheries management and marine protected areas
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Model calculations of spatial replacement considering larval connectivity alone indicate sustainability and yield depend on species dispersal distance and the distribution of LEP created by species habitat distribution and fishing mortality. Expand
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