No-take areas, herbivory and coral reef resilience

Hughes, Terry P., Bellwood, David R., Folke, Carl S., McCook, Laurence J., and Pandolfi, John M. (2007) No-take areas, herbivory and coral reef resilience. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 22 (1). pp. 1-3.

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Coral reefs worldwide are under threat from various anthropogenic factors, including overfishing and pollution. A new study by Mumby et al. highlights the trophic relationships between humans, carnivorous and herbivorous fishes, and the potential role of no-take areas in maintaining vulnerable coral reef ecosystems. No-take areas, where fishing is prohibited, are vital tools for managing food webs, ecosystem function and the resilience of reefs, in a seascape setting that extends far beyond the boundaries of the reefs themselves.

Item ID: 2529
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-8383
Keywords: coral reef; no-take areas; herbivory
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Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 04:11
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960508 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Mining Environments @ 100%
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