Effects of habitat fragmentation on coral-associated fish assemblages

Blandford, Makeely Isabel (2023) Effects of habitat fragmentation on coral-associated fish assemblages. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Makeely Blandford investigated the effects of habitat fragmentation versus habitat loss, by studying fishes associated with coral habitats. She conducted field studies on the Great Barrier Reef and showed that habitat fragmentation has important and independent effects on reef fishes. This research is important for managing consequences of widespread and ongoing reef degradation.

Item ID: 80945
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: habitat fragmentation, habitat loss , Great Barrier Reef, reef degradation, reef fishes
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2023 Makeely Isabel Blandford
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[Chapter 3] Blandford, M.I., Hillcoat, K.B., Pratchett, M.S., and Hoey, A.S. (2023) Effects of habitat fragmentation on the recruitment and early post-settlement survival of coral reef fishes. Marine Environmental Research, 183. 105798

Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2023 03:27
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation @ 30%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 40%
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 30%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1805 Marine systems and management > 180501 Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280111 Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences @ 50%
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