Species-area relationships for coral reef fish assemblages of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

  title={Species-area relationships for coral reef fish assemblages of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands},
  author={P. Chittaro},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  • P. Chittaro
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Marine Ecology Progress Series
  • Since the early 1920s, ecologists studying a variety of taxa have observed a positive rela- tionship between the number of species and area sampled. The purpose of this study was to examine species-area relationships in coral reef fish assemblages in a tropical marine ecosystem and to deter- mine what factors influence this relationship on isolated patch and continuous reefs. A positive rela- tionship between the log (species richness of reef fish) and log (coral reef area) was observed, where… CONTINUE READING
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