Fish Recruitment to Reefs
I. What Is Recruitment and Why Is It Important?
A Role in population structure
B Settlement and mortality
II. Temporal and Spatial Aspects of Recruitment to Reefs
A Variability in recruitment
B Habitat preferences
III. Differences in Recruitment for Artificial and Natural Reefs
A Coral reef fish
B Artificial enhancement of man-made reefs
C The effects of predation on recruitment
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