WCS 3-Sentence Science

Newswise — Each year, WCS scientists author or co-author nearly 300 peer-reviewed studies and papers. “WCS 3 Sentence Science” is a regular tip-sheet – in bite sized helpings – of some of this published work. 

1. A research team estimated the natural stock of reef fishes from three regencies in the lesser Sunda-Banda Seascape in Indonesia to fill gaps in knowledge of species composition and biodiversity. 
2. Using an underwater visual census method, the team recorded a total of 176 species belonging to 19 families of economically important reef fishes. 
3. Community structure of target fish in the three regencies is still in a relatively good condition, and there is not much difference in terms of target fish community structure between the three regencies. 

Study and Journal:  "Stock estimation, species composition and biodiversity of target reef fishes in the lesser Sunda-Banda Seascape (East Flores, Alor and South West Maluku regencies), Indonesia"   from  IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 
WCS Co-Author(s):  Fakhrizal Setiawan (Lead) , WCS Indonesia Program ;  M. Muhidin, I. Agustina, J. Pingkan, N. Tarigan, A. Muttaqin , WCS Indonesia Program

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