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Journal of Marine Biology
Volume 2011, Article ID 187248, 13 pages
Research Article

Ecosystem-Scale Effects of Nutrients and Fishing on Coral Reefs

1Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
2Environmental Change Initiative, Brown University, Box 1951- 167 Thayer Street, 214 MacMillan Hall, Providence, RI 02912, USA

Received 18 July 2010; Accepted 21 October 2010

Academic Editor: Kim Selkoe

Copyright © 2011 Sheila M. Walsh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The supplementary material contains text with more detailed methods on estimating piecewise functions for the relationship between fish trophic and size-class groups as well as supplementary tables and figures. The supplementary tables include assignments of benthic taxa to taxonomic groups and fish species to fish trophic groups, the results of tests for independence of response variables, the results from two-way ANOVAs comparing the effects of fishing and nutrients on benthic taxonomic groups and fish trophic groups, models of the effect of herbivores and chlorophyll-a on benthic taxonomic groups and their AIC values, and estimates of the effect of herbivores and chlorophyll-a on benthic taxonomic groups from the best models. The supplementary tables include interpolated surface currents and data on sea surface temperature, fluorescence, and phosphate around Kiritimati, as well as a histogram of mean wave direction.

  1. Supplementary Material
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  4. Supplementary Table S1
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