Protection Enhances Community and Habitat Stability: Evidence from a Mediterranean Marine Protected Area

Abstract

Rare evidences support that Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) enhance the stability of marine habitats and assemblages. Based on nine years of observation (2001-2009) inside and outside a well managed MPA, we assessed the potential of conservation and management actions to modify patterns of spatial and/or temporal variability of Posidonia oceanica meadows, the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081838

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