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BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 78(1): 133150, 2006 133Bulletin of Marine Science
 

Summary: BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 78(1): 133150, 2006
133Bulletin of Marine Science
2006 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
of the University of Miami
QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DIFFERENT
ARTIFICIAL REEF DESIGNS IN MITIGATING
LOSSES TO KELP FOREST FISHES
Daniel C. Reed, Stephen C. Schroeter, David Huang,
Todd W. Anderson, and Richard F. Ambrose
ABSTRACT
Determining the success of artificial reefs as a tool for mitigating human-induced
losses to fish populations requires explicit standards for performance assessment,
and a robust monitoring program designed to collect the information necessary to
evaluate those standards. Here we describe: (1) the biological performance stan-
dards established for kelp forest fishes on an artificial reef designed to compensate
for the loss of kelp forest habitat caused by the operation of a coastal power plant
in southern California, (2) results of a 5 yr experiment that tested the efficacy of
six artificial reef designs in meeting these standards, and (3) an assessment of two
different analytical approaches to evaluate the performance standards. Our results
indicated that all six configurations of reef material and bottom coverage tested

  

Source: Anderson, Todd - Department of Biology, San Diego State University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology