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Data from: Species richness and interacting factors control invasibility of a marine community

Michelle L. Marraffini & Jonathan B. Geller
Anthropogenic vectors have moved marine species around the world leading to increased invasions and expanded species' ranges. The biotic resistance hypothesis of Elton (in The ecology of invasions by animals and plants, 1958) predicts that more diverse communities should have greater resistance to invasions, but experiments have been equivocal. We hypothesized that species richness interacts with other factors to determine experimental outcomes. We manipulated species richness, species composition (native and introduced) and availability of bare...

Data from: Variation in responses of fishes across multiple reserves within a network of marine protected areas in temperate waters

Richard M. Starr, Dean E. Wendt, Cheryl L. Barnes, Corina I. Marks, Dan Malone, Grant Waltz, Katherine T. Schmidt, Jennifer Chiu, Andrea L. Launer, Nathan C. Hall & Noelle Yochum
Meta-analyses of field studies have shown that biomass, density, species richness, and size of organisms protected by no-take marine reserves generally increase over time. The magnitude and timing of changes in these response variables, however, vary greatly and depend upon the taxonomic groups protected, size and type of reserve, oceanographic regime, and time since the reserve was implemented. We conducted collaborative, fishery-independent surveys of fishes for seven years in and near newly created marine protected...

Registration Year

  • 2015

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  • Dataset


  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Oregon State University
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • University of California, Santa Cruz