Transient dynamics of an altered large marine ecosystem

@article{Frank2011TransientDO,
  title={Transient dynamics of an altered large marine ecosystem},
  author={Kenneth T. Frank and Brian Petrie and Jonathan A. D. Fisher and William C. Leggett},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={477},
  pages={86-89}
}
Overfishing of large-bodied benthic fishes and their subsequent population collapses on the Scotian Shelf of Canada’s east coast and elsewhere resulted in restructuring of entire food webs now dominated by planktivorous, forage fish species and macroinvertebrates. Despite the imposition of strict management measures in force since the early 1990s, the Scotian Shelf ecosystem has not reverted back to its former structure. Here we provide evidence of the transient nature of this ecosystem and its… 

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