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Research Article

Predator-Induced Demographic Shifts in Coral Reef Fish Assemblages

  • Benjamin I. Ruttenberg,

    Affiliations: Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, Florida, United States of America

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  • Scott L. Hamilton,

    Affiliations: Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, United States of America

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  • Sheila M. Walsh,

    Affiliation: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America

    Current address: The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Mary K. Donovan,

    Affiliations: Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, United States Geological Survey, Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Alan Friedlander,

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey, Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Edward DeMartini,

    Affiliation: National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Aiea, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Enric Sala,

    Affiliations: Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Blanes, Spain, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Stuart A. Sandin mail

    ssandin@ucsd.edu

    Affiliation: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 16, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021062

About the Authors

Benjamin I. Ruttenberg, Scott L. Hamilton, Mary K. Donovan
Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Benjamin I. Ruttenberg
National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Miami, Florida, United States of America
Scott L. Hamilton
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Sheila M. Walsh, Stuart A. Sandin
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Mary K. Donovan, Alan Friedlander
United States Geological Survey, Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Edward DeMartini
National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, Aiea, Hawaii, United States of America
Enric Sala
Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Blanes, Spain
Enric Sala
National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ssandin@ucsd.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SAS SLH BIR. Performed the experiments: BIR SLH SMW MD AF ED ES SAS. Analyzed the data: SAS BIR SLH. Wrote the paper: BIR SLH SAS.