Mangroves enhance the biomass of coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean

@article{Mumby2004MangrovesET,
  title={Mangroves enhance the biomass of coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean},
  author={Peter J. Mumby and Alasdair J. Edwards and Jes{\'u}s Ernesto Arias‐Gonz{\'a}lez and Kenyon C. Lindeman and Paul G. Blackwell and Angela Gall and Malgosia I. Gorczynska and Alastair R. Harborne and Claire L. Pescod and Hendrik Renken and Colette C. C. Wabnitz and Ghislane Llewellyn},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={427},
  pages={533-536}
}
Mangrove forests are one of the world's most threatened tropical ecosystems with global loss exceeding 35% (ref. 1). Juvenile coral reef fish often inhabit mangroves, but the importance of these nurseries to reef fish population dynamics has not been quantified. Indeed, mangroves might be expected to have negligible influence on reef fish communities: juvenile fish can inhabit alternative habitats and fish populations may be regulated by other limiting factors such as larval supply or fishing… 
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