Dynamics of Coral Reef Benthic Assemblages of the Abrolhos Bank, Eastern Brazil: Inferences on Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers

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The Abrolhos Bank (eastern Brazil) encompasses the largest and richest coral reefs of the South Atlantic. Coral reef benthic assemblages of the region were monitored from 2003 to 2008. Two habitats (pinnacles' tops and walls) were sampled per site with 3-10 sites sampled within different reef areas. Different methodologies were applied in two distinct… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054260

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@inproceedings{FranciniFilho2013DynamicsOC, title={Dynamics of Coral Reef Benthic Assemblages of the Abrolhos Bank, Eastern Brazil: Inferences on Natural and Anthropogenic Drivers}, author={Ronaldo Bastos Francini-Filho and Ericka Oliveira Cavalcanti Coni and Pedro Milet Meirelles and Gilberto Menezes Amado-Filho and Fabiano L. Thompson and Guilherme Henrique Pereira-Filho and Alex Cardoso Bastos and Douglas P. Abrantes and Camilo Moitinho Ferreira and Fernando Z. Gibran and Arthur Ziggiatti G{\"u}th and Paulo Yukio Gomes Sumida and Nara L{\'e}ia Gelle de Oliveira and Les S. Kaufman and Carolina Viviana Minte-Vera and Rodrigo Le{\~a}o de Moura}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2013} }