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Spatial patterns in abundance of a damselfish reflect availability of suitable habitat
Abstract For species with metapopulation structures, variation in abundance among patches can arise from variation in the input rate of colonists. For reef fishes, variability in larval supplyExpand
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Competition for shelter space causes density-dependent predation mortality in damselfishes
The long-standing interest in density dependence in demographic rates of organisms stems from its influence in bounding population fluctuations and in shaping spatial patterns of abundance. DespiteExpand
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Analysis of abrupt transitions in ecological systems
The occurrence and causes of abrupt transitions, thresholds, or regime shifts between ecosystem states are of great concern and the likelihood of such transitions is increasing for many ecologicalExpand
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CHANGES IN AN ASSEMBLAGE OF TEMPERATE REEF FISHES ASSOCIATED WITH A CLIMATE SHIFT
Substantial changes have occurred in assemblages of nearshore reef fishes in the Southern California Bight during the past two decades. At two sites off Los Angeles, California, species richness ofExpand
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Effects of sheltering fish on growth of their host corals
Stony corals are the foundation species of tropical reefs, and their structures can harbor a diverse range of mutualist taxa that can confer important benefits, including provision of nutrients.Expand
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Detection of Environmental Impacts: Natural Variability, Effect Size, and Power Analysis
The power of any test of an environmental impact is simultaneously constrained by (1) the variability of the data, (2) the magnitude of the putative impact, and (3) the number of independent samplingExpand
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Herbivory, Connectivity, and Ecosystem Resilience: Response of a Coral Reef to a Large-Scale Perturbation
Coral reefs world-wide are threatened by escalating local and global impacts, and some impacted reefs have shifted from coral dominance to a state dominated by macroalgae. Therefore, there is aExpand
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Symbiotic crabs maintain coral health by clearing sediments
Stony corals are the foundation of coral reef ecosystems and form associations with other reef species. Many of these associations may be ecologically important and play a role in maintaining theExpand
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Growth, reproduction and survival of a tropical sea anemone (Actiniaria): benefits of hosting anemonefish
The ecological performance of the sea anemone Heteractis magnifica was examined during a 36-month experiment with respect to season and the presence and numbers of a mutualist (orange-fin anemonefishExpand
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MORTALITY OF JUVENILE DAMSELFISH: IMPLICATIONS FOR ASSESSING PROCESSES THAT DETERMINE ABUNDANCE
We examined the effects of variation in intra- and intercohort density on the magnitude and form of per capita juvenile mortality rates of three species of damselfish (Dascyllus spp.) at Moorea,Expand
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