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Science Advances  02 May 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 5, eaap9661
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aap9661

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  • Received for publication September 14, 2017
  • Accepted for publication March 16, 2018

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  1. Germain Boussarie1,2,*,
  2. Judith Bakker3,*,
  3. Owen S. Wangensteen3,4,
  4. Stefano Mariani3,
  5. Lucas Bonnin1,2,
  6. Jean-Baptiste Juhel1,2,
  7. Jeremy J. Kiszka5,
  8. Michel Kulbicki6,
  9. Stephanie Manel7,
  10. William D. Robbins8,9,10,
  11. Laurent Vigliola1, and
  12. David Mouillot2,11,,
  1. 1IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), Laboratoire d’Excellence Labex Corail, UMR IRD-UR-CNRS ENTROPIE, Centre IRD de Nouméa, BP A5, 98800 Nouméa Cedex, New Caledonia, France.
  2. 2MARBEC, UMR IRD-CNRS-UM-IFREMER 9190, Université de Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex, France.
  3. 3Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre, School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK.
  4. 4Norwegian College of Fishery Science, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø N-9037, Norway.
  5. 5Marine Sciences Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, 3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami, FL 33181, USA.
  6. 6IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), Laboratoire d’Excellence Labex Corail, UMR IRD-UR-CNRS ENTROPIE, Université de Perpignan, 66860 Perpignan Cedex 9, France.
  7. 7EPHE, PSL Research University, CNRS, UM, SupAgro, IND, INRA, UMR 5175 CEFE, F- 34293 Montpellier, France.
  8. 8Wildlife Marine, Perth, Western Australia 6020, Australia.
  9. 9Department of Environment and Agriculture, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 6102, Australia.
  10. 10School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2007, Australia.
  11. 11Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: david.mouillot{at}
    • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

    • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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