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Demography of the threatened coral Acropora cervicornis: implications for its management and conservation
Abstract Populations of Acropora cervicornis have collapsed throughout the Caribbean. This situation has prompted the initiation of many restoration efforts; yet, there are insufficient demographicExpand
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Apparent stability of a low-density Diadema antillarum regime for Puerto Rican coral reefs
Caribbean reefs have suffered decline in coral cover in recent decades due to recurrent anthropogenic and natural stressors. The regional collapse of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum, combined withExpand
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Effectiveness of two tagging devices in the sea cucumber Holothuria (Halodeima) grisea
A reliable and harmless mark–recapture method provides valuable information for the management of commercial sea cucumber species. Nevertheless, marking and tracking sea cucumbers is notoriouslyExpand
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Trophic ecology of sea urchins in coral-rocky reef systems, Ecuador
Sea urchins are important grazers and influence reef development in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP). Diadema mexicanum and Eucidaris thouarsii are the most important sea urchins on the EcuadorianExpand
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Potential omnivory in the sea urchin Diadema antillarum
Abstract Sea urchins are one of the most important herbivores of shallow-water reefs in the Western Atlantic, capable of controlling seaweed communities. One of them, Diadema antillarum Philippi,Expand
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Latin America Echinoderm Biodiversity and Biogeography: Patterns and Affinities
We investigated the current patterns of diversity by country and by class of echinoderms, and analyzed their biogeographical, depth, and habitat or substratum affinities, using the database of theExpand
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Size-density strategy displayed by Diadema africanum linked with the stability of urchin-barrens in the Canary Islands
The sea urchin Diadema africanum is considered a key herbivore in sublittoral ecosystems of the Canary Islands. Spatial and temporal variability in population structure was carried out at Gran Expand
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Effect of fish removal on the abundance and size structure of the sea urchin Diadema antillarum: A field experiment
Abstract Three decades after its population collapse, the sea urchin Diadema antillarum has yet to return to pre-mortality densities in most Caribbean localities. Circumstantial evidence suggestsExpand
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Arrested recovery of Diadema antillarum population: Survival or recruitment limitation?
Abstract Densities of the long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum remain significantly below pre mass-mortality levels at most Caribbean localities. The arrested recovery of this formerly abundantExpand
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