Sometimes Protecting One Species Harms Another

An article about how increasing parrotfish populations in parts of the Pacific may be harming coral reefs.  This parallels the potential scenario in The Bahamas, where increasing turtle populations may graze down seagrass beds, as has been seen in Bermuda.  Photo from Jenny Huang via Flickr.

By | 2015-06-05T21:45:42-04:00 February 12th, 2015|Categories: Coral, Fish, herpetology, Regulations, seagrass|0 Comments

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Craig Layman
My lab’s interdisciplinary pursuits provide for a multi-faceted understanding of environmental change in the coastal realm. We are ecologists, asking questions that span population, community, ecosystem and evolutionary sub-disciplines. We often use a food web based perspective, exploring top-down (e.g., predation) and bottom-up (e.g., nutrient excretion) mechanisms by which animals affect ecosystem processes. All of our efforts are framed within a broader outreach framework, directly integrating science and education, using approaches such as this website.

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