Responses of algae, corals and fish to the reduction of macroalgae in fished and unfished patch reefs of Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize

@article{McClanahan2001ResponsesOA,
  title={Responses of algae, corals and fish to the reduction of macroalgae in fished and unfished patch reefs of Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize},
  author={Tim McClanahan and Melanie D. McField and Miriam Huitric and K. Bergman and Enric Sala and Magnus Nystr{\"o}m and Ingrid Nordemar and Tina Elfwing and Nyawira A. Muthiga},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2001},
  volume={19},
  pages={367-379}
}
Macroalgae were experimentally reduced by approximately 2.5 kg/m2 on eight similar-sized patch reefs of Glovers Reef Atoll, Belize, in September 1998. Four of these reefs were in a protected "no-take" zone and four were in a "general use" fishing zone. Eight adjacent reefs (four in each management zone) were also studied as unmanipulated controls to determine the interactive effect of algal reduction and fisheries management on algae, coral, fish, and rates of herbivory. The 16 reefs were… CONTINUE READING