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Does Human Disturbance Affect Fish in Seagrass Meadows? - Hakai Institute

Does Human Disturbance Affect Fish in Seagrass Meadows?

A new study from across British Columbia shows that fish diversity is lower where there is more human disturbance.

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Citation:

Iacarella, J.C., E. Adamczyk, D. Bowen, L. Chalifour, A. Eger, W. Heath, S. Helms, M. Hessing-Lewis, B.P.V. Hunt, A. MacInnis, M.I. O’Connor, C.L.K. Robinson, J. Yakimishyn, and J.K. Baum. 2018.¬†Anthropogenic disturbance homogenizes seagrass fish communities.¬†Global Change Biology. DOI:¬†10.1111/gcb.14090.