Effects of experimental coral disturbance on the structure of fish communities on large patch reefs

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Abstract

ABSTRACT-Communit~ es of reef fishes on 10 large isolated patch reefs or'bomes'(108 to 267 m') were monitored at 1 to 2 mo intervals over 1 yr, and then the hard corals on 5 of the bommies were physically disturbed by breaking the colonies into small pieces with a ...

Author-supplied keywords

  • BACI design
  • Bio-indicator
  • Community structure
  • Coral reef fish
  • Habitat disturbance
  • Linear mixed-effects model
  • Multivariate
  • Recruitment

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  • Andrew R. Lewis

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