The causes and consequences of patchiness in kelp forests and implications for coastal marine reserve design (Hosted by NCEAS)

Principal Investigators:

Ellen I. Damschen

Human-induced change has led to the rapid loss of global biodiversity and the alteration of local species assemblages through habitat destruction and degradation, the introduction of novel species, alteration of biogeochemical cycles, and the over-consumption of resources. In marine systems, these effects have recently become disturbingly apparent. 60% of the world¿s fisheries today are fully- or over-exploited and the trophic structure of marine communities has undergone dramatic changes as a result of the loss of top predators. Marine reserves... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Center Associate1st November 2005—31st October 2006Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Ellen I. Damschendamschen@wisc.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

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"The causes and consequences of patchiness in kelp forests and implications for coastal marine reserve design (Hosted by NCEAS)" is project ID: 10761