Invasive lionfish reduce native fish abundance on a regional scale

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Nicholas G. Ballew; Nathan M. Bacheler; G. Todd Kellison; Amy M. Schueller;

Invasive lionfish pose an unprecedented threat to biodiversity and fisheries throughout Atlantic waters off of the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Here, we employ a spatially replicated Before-After-Control-Impact analysis with tempora... View more
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