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Human Disturbance on Tropical Rockyshore Assemblages and the Role of Marine Protected Areas in Reducing its Impact

@article{Deepananda2012HumanDO,
  title={Human Disturbance on Tropical Rockyshore Assemblages and the Role of Marine Protected Areas in Reducing its Impact},
  author={Khm Ashoka Deepananda and Edison D. Macusi},
  journal={Philippine Agricultural Scientist},
  year={2012},
  volume={95}
}
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are areas in the coastal zone of land or seas especially dedicated to protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and are currently receiving increasing attention as management tools for protecting marine populations from destructive human activities. The present study explores the impact of a marine protected area (MPA) in Sri Lanka on a gradient of anthropogenic disturbances on rocky shore communities by comparing the benthic communities of disturbed and… 
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