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Response to Comment on "Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral reef ecosystem functioning"

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Allgeier and Cline suggest that our model overestimates the contributions of cryptobenthic fishes to coral reef functioning. However, their 20-year model ignores the basic biological limits of population growth. If incorporated, cryptobenthic contributions to consumed fish biomass remain high (20 to 70%). Disturbance cycles and uncertainties surrounding the fate of large fishes on decadal scales further demonstrate the important role of cryptobenthic fishes.

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hal-02432315 , version 1 (08-01-2020)

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Simon J Brandl, Renato A Morais, Jordan Casey, Valeriano Parravicini, Luke Tornabene, et al.. Response to Comment on "Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral reef ecosystem functioning". Science, 2019, ⟨10.1126/science.aaz1301⟩. ⟨hal-02432315⟩
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