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Effect of coral reef restoration on demersal biodiversity in Okinawa, Japan

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RT @canesalato: @acroporanobilis Dr. Okubo, you might be interested in this: https://t.co/sCooc1Bfbf Restored areas at Onna Village had low…
RT @canesalato: @acroporanobilis Dr. Okubo, you might be interested in this: https://t.co/sCooc1Bfbf Restored areas at Onna Village had low…
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@acroporanobilis Dr. Okubo, you might be interested in this: https://t.co/sCooc1Bfbf Restored areas at Onna Village had lower covers (11.5%) than nearby control sites (15%). Both these covers are quite low and far lower than what suggested by those misleading promotional pictures.
RT @JDReimer: PrePrint on coral rubble diversity on restored and natural reefs in Okinawa. #everyspeciescounts #thisishowMISErolls https://…
PrePrint on coral rubble diversity on restored and natural reefs in Okinawa. #everyspeciescounts #thisishowMISErolls https://t.co/faxF1AfP9Q
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Effect of coral reef restoration on demersal biodiversity in Okinawa, Japan https://t.co/8MDOQjvC6W https://t.co/WI7AGRCAGh
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Supplemental Information

Example of sampled coral rubble

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27906v1/supp-1

Specimen from rubble cryptofauna. Scale = 1mm

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27906v1/supp-2

Additional Information

Competing Interests

James Davis Reimer is an Academic Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

Piera Biondi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Giovanni D Masucci conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

James D Reimer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Field work was done in collaboration with the Okinawa Prefectural Government (environmental division).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw measurements of rubble cryptofauna and coral community cover are provided in the supplementary file 2.

Funding

This work was supported by the Okinawa Prefecture Coral Reef Preservation and Rehabilitation Regional Model Project. Mitsubishi Corporation and the JCG-S Foundation provided economic support, respectively, to PB and GDM. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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