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Trade-offs between fisheries and the conservation of ecosystem function are defined by management strategy

by Christopher J Brown* and Peter J Mumby Efforts to conserve marine biodiversity must move beyond conserving individual species within protected areas and seek to preserve the functional roles that species perform in ecosystems across seascapes. For instance, herbivorous and predatory (including invertebrate-feeding) fish are critical for maintaining coralreef habitat and the diversity of dependent... Read More