Phase shifts and the role of herbivory in the resilience of coral reefs

Ledlie, MH, Graham, NAJ, Bythell, JC, Wilson, SK, Jennings, S, Polunin, NVC and Hardcastle, J (2007) Phase shifts and the role of herbivory in the resilience of coral reefs. Coral Reefs, 26 (3). pp. 641-653. ISSN 0722-4028

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Abstract

Cousin Island marine reserve (Seychelles) has been an effectively protected no-take marine protected area (MPA) since 1968 and was shown in 1994 to support a healthy herbivorous fish assemblage. In 1998 Cousin Island reefs suffered extensive coral mortality following a coral bleaching event, and a phase shift from coral to algal dominance ensued. By 2005 mean coral cover was

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 27 May 2011 10:22
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:27
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/31521
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-007-0230-1

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