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Unforeseen importance of historical collections as baselines to determine biotic change of coral reefs: the Saba Bank case

Abstract:

Botanical and zoological collections may serve as archives for historical ecological research on the effects of global change and human impact on coral reef biota. Museum collections may harbour old specimens of reef-dwelling species that have become locally extinct. Such collections also help to determine whether early records of invasive species can be obtained from times when they were not yet recognized as such. A case study (2006) involving Saba Bank, Caribbean Netherlands (former Nether...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Hoeksema, BW More by this author
van der Land, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Academic Services, Natural History Museum
van Ofwegen, LP More by this author
Reijnen, BT More by this author
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Publisher:
Wiley Online Library Publisher's website
Journal:
Marine Ecology Journal website
Volume:
32
Issue:
2
Pages:
135-141
Publication date:
2011-02-16
Acceptance date:
2011-01-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1439-0485
ISSN:
0173-9565
URN:
uuid:e7708127-08a8-472f-a590-85237f06e80a
Source identifiers:
560195
Local pid:
pubs:560195
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