Using reef fish movement to inform marine reserve design

Weeks, Rebecca, Green, Alison L., Joseph, Eugene, Peterson, Nate, and Terk, Elizabeth (2017) Using reef fish movement to inform marine reserve design. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54 (1). pp. 145-152.

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A central tenet of protected area design is that conservation areas must be adequate to ensure the persistence of the features that they aim to conserve. These features might include species, populations, communities and/or environmental processes. Protected area adequacy entails both good design (e.g. size, configuration, replication) and management effectiveness (e.g. level of protection, compliance with regulations). With respect to design, guidelines recommend that protected area size be informed by species’ home ranges, as individuals that move beyond protected area boundaries are exposed to threats and are thus only partially protected (Kramer & Chapman 1999). This is especially important for species that are directly exploited, as are many coral reef-associated fishes

Item ID: 50368
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1365-2664
Keywords: adaptive management, adequacy, community-based conservation, conservation planning, home range, marine reserves, Micronesia, movement, protected areas, reef fishes
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© 2016 The Authors. Journal of Applied Ecology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of British Ecological Society. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.

Funders: Ed Warner, Anonymous supporter
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:19
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 30%
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