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From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs

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From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs. / Graham, Nicholas A. J.; Ainsworth, Tracy D.; Baird, Andrew H.; Ban, Natalie C.; Bay, Line K.; Cinner, Joshua E.; De Freitas, Debora M.; Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo; Dornelas, Maria; Dunn, Simon R.; Fidelman, Pedro I. J.; Foret, Sylvain; Good, Tatjana C.; Kool, Johnathan; Mallela, Jennie; Penin, Lucie; Pratchett, Morgan S.; Williamson, David H.

Oceanography And Marine Biology: An Annual Review. ed. / R.N. Gibson; R.J.A. Atkinson; J.D.M. Gordon. Vol. 49 BOCA RATON : CRC Press, 2011. p. 105-135.

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Graham, NAJ, Ainsworth, TD, Baird, AH, Ban, NC, Bay, LK, Cinner, JE, De Freitas, DM, Diaz-Pulido, G, Dornelas, M, Dunn, SR, Fidelman, PIJ, Foret, S, Good, TC, Kool, J, Mallela, J, Penin, L, Pratchett, MS & Williamson, DH 2011, From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs. in RN Gibson, RJA Atkinson & JDM Gordon (eds), Oceanography And Marine Biology: An Annual Review. vol. 49, CRC Press, BOCA RATON, pp. 105-135.

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Graham, N. A. J., Ainsworth, T. D., Baird, A. H., Ban, N. C., Bay, L. K., Cinner, J. E., ... Williamson, D. H. (2011). From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs. In R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, & J. D. M. Gordon (Eds.), Oceanography And Marine Biology: An Annual Review (Vol. 49, pp. 105-135). BOCA RATON: CRC Press.

Vancouver

Graham NAJ, Ainsworth TD, Baird AH, Ban NC, Bay LK, Cinner JE et al. From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs. In Gibson RN, Atkinson RJA, Gordon JDM, editors, Oceanography And Marine Biology: An Annual Review. Vol. 49. BOCA RATON: CRC Press. 2011. p. 105-135

Author

Graham, Nicholas A. J. ; Ainsworth, Tracy D. ; Baird, Andrew H. ; Ban, Natalie C. ; Bay, Line K. ; Cinner, Joshua E. ; De Freitas, Debora M. ; Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo ; Dornelas, Maria ; Dunn, Simon R. ; Fidelman, Pedro I. J. ; Foret, Sylvain ; Good, Tatjana C. ; Kool, Johnathan ; Mallela, Jennie ; Penin, Lucie ; Pratchett, Morgan S. ; Williamson, David H. / From microbes to people: tractable benefits of no-take areas for coral reefs. Oceanography And Marine Biology: An Annual Review. editor / R.N. Gibson ; R.J.A. Atkinson ; J.D.M. Gordon. Vol. 49 BOCA RATON : CRC Press, 2011. pp. 105-135

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