Dead zones enhance key fisheries species by providing predation refuge.

@article{Altieri2008DeadZE,
  title={Dead zones enhance key fisheries species by providing predation refuge.},
  author={Andrew H. Altieri},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={2808-18}
}
Natural stress gradients can reduce predation intensity and increase prey abundances. Whether the harsh conditions of anthropogenic habitat degradation can similarly reduce predation intensity and structure community dynamics remains largely unexplored. Oxygen depletion in coastal waters (hypoxia) is a form of degradation that has recently emerged as one of the greatest threats to coastal ecosystems worldwide due to increased rates of eutrophication and climate change. I conducted field… CONTINUE READING
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