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Surveys of the subtidal reef biota of the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve 1992-2017

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Barrett, N and Edgar, G and Oh, E and Cooper, A and Soler, G, Surveys of the subtidal reef biota of the Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve 1992-2017, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, UTAS, Hobart, Tasmania, October (2018) [Government or Industry Research]


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Abstract

Over the 25 year period of monitoring at the Tinderbox marine reserve and nearby reference sites open to fishing, a range of significant changes have been observed, some regional and some clearly related to the influence of fishing activities and protection from these in the reserve. At the regional scale there was a marked decline in the abundance of mobile invertebrates through time, with this pattern evident across a wide range of species and mirroring a similar decline observed in related monitoring programs at a range of locations in SE Australia. This appears to be driven by climate variation over this period and is a significant cause for concern.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:marine protected area, time series, monitoring, macroalgae, marine invertebrates, climate change
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Recreational
UTAS Author:Barrett, N (Associate Professor Neville Barrett)
UTAS Author:Edgar, G (Professor Graham Edgar)
UTAS Author:Oh, E (Miss Lizzi Oh)
UTAS Author:Cooper, A (Miss Antonia Cooper)
UTAS Author:Soler, G (Mr German Soler)
ID Code:129017
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP150100761)
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2018-11-01
Last Modified:2018-11-05
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