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dc.contributor.authorGilby, Ben L
dc.contributor.authorOlds, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorRissik, David
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Roderick
dc.contributor.authorStevens, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorSchlacher, Thomas
dc.contributor.editorTibbetts, IR
dc.contributor.editorRothlisberg, PC
dc.contributor.editorNeil, DT
dc.contributor.editorHomburg, TA
dc.contributor.editorBrewer, DT
dc.contributor.editorArthington, AH
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-04T01:29:09Z
dc.date.available2019-11-04T01:29:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-6486690-0-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388823
dc.description.abstractNo-take marine reserves in Moreton Bay were established to conserve and restore the structure and function of marine ecosystems and ensure sustainable social-ecological systems (Ross et al. 2019, this volume). Here, we review published literature to determine our current understanding of how no-take marine reserves (i.e. green zones) benefit fish, and shape ecological functions in numerous ecosystems within the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Over the past decade, 16 peer-reviewed studies have examined ‘reserve effects’ for fish and associated ecological processes in Moreton Bay; this work was mostly conducted in the central part of the Bay in coral reefs and seagrass meadows. Most studies showed enhanced fish abundance, diversity, or both, inside reserves and increases in the levels of functions performed by fish (e.g. greater grazing rates). The degree to which reserves enhance the abundance of fish and their functions was contingent on two key conditions. Reserves that were better connected (i.e. those in proximity to complementary habitat types and situated in a more complex seascape) and those located in clearer water typically perform better and may also be more resilient. Therefore, these two factors must be strongly considered during future deliberations about expanding or modifying reserves in Moreton Bay. We identify a number of information gaps that are likely to impede improvement to the current network of no-take reserves, namely, research on sandy and muddy bottoms, ocean beaches, fishing outside of reserves, and pivotal ecological functions other than herbivory. Reserve design and future rezoning can take advantage of the considerable body of evidence gathered on factors governing reserve performance for fishes, but reserve effects need to be examined for the numerous habitats that have been overlooked. How reserves shape a broader range of functions, productivity, habitat and ecological resilience needs to be investigated.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.publisherThe Moreton Bay Foundation
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.publisher.urihttps://moretonbayfoundation.org/articles/performance-of-marine-reserves-for-fish-and-associated-ecological-functions-in-the-moreton-bay-marine-park/
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleMoreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom579
dc.relation.ispartofpageto592
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNatural Resource Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050209
dc.titlePerformance of marine reserves for fish and associated ecological functions in the Moreton Bay Marine Park
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGilby, BL; Olds, A; Rissik, D; Henderson, C; Connolly, R; Stevens, T; Schlacher, T, Performance of marine reserves for fish and associated ecological functions in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. In Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future, 2019, pp. 579-592
dc.date.updated2019-10-31T04:15:10Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 The Moreton Bay Foundation. This book is copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for purposes of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without written permission. Properly acknowledged quotations may be made. Requests regarding this book should be made to The Moreton Bay Foundation, PO Box 3214, Newstead Qld 4006, Australia. Email: admin@moretonbayfoundation.org.
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gro.griffith.authorStevens, Tim F.
gro.griffith.authorRissik, David
gro.griffith.authorHenderson, Christopher
gro.griffith.authorConnolly, Rod M.
gro.griffith.authorStevens, Tim


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