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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
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Biological Effects Within No-Take Marine Reserves: A global Synthesis
The study and implementation of no-take marine reserves have increased rapidly over the past decade, providing ample data on the biological effects of reserve protection for a wide range ofExpand
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Global Trajectories of the Long-Term Decline of Coral Reef Ecosystems
Degradation of coral reef ecosystems began centuries ago, but there is no global summary of the magnitude of change. We compiled records, extending back thousands of years, of the status and trendsExpand
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Larval retention and recruitment in an island population of a coral-reef fish
For close to a century, recruitment of larvae to a local population has been widely accepted as a primary determinant of marine population dynamics. However, progress in elucidating the causes ofExpand
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Environmental Variability Promotes Coexistence in Lottery Competitive Systems
In deterministic approaches to modeling, two species are generally regarded as capable of coexistence if the model has a stable equilibrium with both species in positive numbers. TemporalExpand
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Marine reserves have rapid and lasting effects
Marine reserves are becoming a popular tool for marine conservation and resource management worldwide. In the past, reserves have been created with little understanding of how they actually affectExpand
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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
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Several schemes have been developed to help select the locations of marine reserves. All of them combine social, economic, and biological criteria, and few offer any guidance as to how to prioritizeExpand
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Applying ecological criteria to marine reserve design: A case study from the california channel islands
Using ecological criteria as a theoretical framework, we describe the steps involved in designing a network of marine reserves for conservation and fisheries man- agement. Although we describe theExpand
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The Adaptive Significance of Sequential Hermaphroditism in Animals
  • R. Warner
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 January 1975
In some cases, sequential hermaphroditism can convey a selective advantage to an individual by increasing its reproductive potential relative to nontransforming members of the population. This isExpand
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