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Global Effects of Local Human Population Density and Distance to Markets on the Condition of Coral Reef Fisheries

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dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor Australian Res Council Ctr Excellence Coral Reef
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en MACNEIL, M. AARON CINNER, JOSHUA E. GRAHAM, NICHOLAS A. J. HUCHERY, CINDY 2013-02-28T06:58:02Z 2013-02-28T06:58:02Z 2017-03-21T01:28:25Z 2019-10-21T21:45:33Z 2013-02-28T06:58:02Z 2013-02-28T06:58:02Z 2017-03-21T01:28:25Z 2019-10-21T21:45:33Z 2013-06-01
dc.identifier 9186 en
dc.identifier.citation Cinner JE, Graham NAJ, Huchery C, MacNeil MA (2013) Global effects of local human population density and distance to markets on the condition of coral reef fisheries. Conservation Biology 27(3): 453-458 en
dc.identifier.issn 0888-8892
dc.description.abstract Coral reef fisheries support the livelihoods of millions of people but have been severely and negatively affected by anthropogenic activities. We conducted a systematic review of published data on the biomass of coral reef fishes to explore how the condition of reef fisheries is related to the density of local human populations, proximity of the reef to markets, and key environmental variables (including broad geomorphologic reef type, reef area, and net productivity). When only population density and environmental covariates were considered, high variability in fisheries conditions at low human population densities resulted in relatively weak explanatory models. The presence or absence of human settlements, habitat type, and distance to fish markets provided a much stronger explanatory model for the condition of reef fisheries. Fish biomass remained relatively low within 14 km of markets, then biomass increased exponentially as distance from reefs to markets increased. Our results suggest the need for an increased science and policy focus on markets as both a key driver of the condition of reef fisheries and a potential source of solutions.
dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Conservation Biology en
dc.relation.ispartof Null
dc.subject Socioeconomics
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Fisheries
dc.subject Biodiversity Conservation
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Environmental Sciences
dc.subject Human-environment Interactions
dc.subject Ecological-systems
dc.subject Bandits
dc.subject Biomass
dc.subject Biodiversity & Conservation
dc.subject Social-ecological Systems
dc.title Global Effects of Local Human Population Density and Distance to Markets on the Condition of Coral Reef Fisheries
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01933.x
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000319399600005

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