Multivariate Responses of the Coral Reef Fish Community to Artificial Structures and Coral Transplants

Ferse, S.C.A.

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The effects of artificial structures and coral transplants on fish abundance, number of species, and community composition were examined during a two-year study at three locations in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. At all locations, multivariate dispersion of the fish community samples decreased with increasing complexity of the experimental plots. The results underline the importance of reef context in the selection of appropriate restoration measures and show that results may differ depending on condition of the ambient reef.

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Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium