The non-linear relationship between body size and function in parrotfishes

@article{Lokrantz2008TheNR,
  title={The non-linear relationship between body size and function in parrotfishes},
  author={Jerker Lokrantz and Magnus Nystr{\"o}m and Matilda Thyresson and Catarina Johansson},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2008},
  volume={27},
  pages={967-974}
}
Parrotfishes are a group of herbivores that play an important functional role in structuring benthic communities on coral reefs. Increasingly, these fish are being targeted by fishermen, and resultant declines in biomass and abundance may have severe consequences for the dynamics and regeneration of coral reefs. However, the impact of overfishing extends beyond declining fish stocks. It can also lead to demographic changes within species populations where mean body size is reduced. The effect… Expand

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