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Research Article

Population Growth Rates of Reef Sharks with and without Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef: Robust Estimation with Multiple Models

  • Mizue Hisano mail,

    Mizue.Hisano@jcu.edu.au

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Sean R. Connolly,

    Affiliations: School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • William D. Robbins

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Published: September 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025028

About the Authors

Mizue Hisano, Sean R. Connolly, William D. Robbins
School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Sean R. Connolly
ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Mizue.Hisano@jcu.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: MH. Wrote the paper: MH SRC. Obtained the data used in analysis: WDR. Conceived and designed the modeling method: MH SRC.