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Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs$
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Tim McClanahan and George M. Branch

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195319958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195319958.001.0001

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Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of East African Coral Reefs

Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of East African Coral Reefs

(p.162) 7 Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of East African Coral Reefs
Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs

Tim R. McClanahan

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the oceanography, biogeography, and management of coral reef ecosystems of East Africa. The chapter focuses on the role of marine protected areas and fishing in controlling their ecology as well as a simulation model of fishing with the expected model and realized effects of fishing on the ecosystem.

Keywords:   biomass, ecological modeling, fishes, fishing effects, yields, herbivory, Indian Ocean Dipole, monsoons, nutrients, productivity, sea urchins, simulations, triggerfish

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