Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world

Cinner, Joshua E. and Zamborain-Mason, Jessica and Gurney, Georgina G. and Graham, Nicholas A. J. and MacNeil, M. Aaron and Hoey, Andrew S. and Mora, Camilo and Villeger, Sebastien and Maire, Eva and McClanahan, Tim R. and Maina, Joseph M. and Kittinger, John N. and Hicks, Christina C. and D'agata, Stephanie and Huchery, Cindy and Barnes, Michele L. and Feary, David A. and Williams, Ivor D. and Kulbicki, Michel and Vigliola, Laurent and Wantiez, Laurent and Edgar, Graham J. and Stuart-Smith, Rick D. and Sandin, Stuart A. and Green, Alison L. and Beger, Maria and Friedlander, Alan M. and Wilson, Shaun K. and Brokovich, Eran and Brooks, Andrew J. and Cruz-Motta, Juan J. and Booth, David J. and Chabanet, Pascale and Tupper, Mark and Ferse, Sebastian C. A. and Sumaila, U. Rashid and Hardt, Marah J. and Mouillot, David (2020) Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function, and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world. Science, 368 (6488). pp. 307-311. ISSN 0036-8075

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The worldwide decline of coral reefs necessitates targeting management solutions that can sustain reefs and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them. However, little is known about the context in which different reef management tools can help to achieve multiple social and ecological goals. Because of nonlinearities in the likelihood of achieving combined fisheries, ecological function, and biodiversity goals along a gradient of human pressure, relatively small changes in the context in which management is implemented could have substantial impacts on whether these goals are likely to be met. Critically, management can provide substantial conservation benefits to most reefs for fisheries and ecological function, but not biodiversity goals, given their degraded state and the levels of human pressure they face.

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