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Marine reserves: size and age do matter

Claudet, J., Claudet, J., C. M. Osenberg, L. Benedetti-Cecchi, P. Domenici, J.-A. Garcia-Charton, A. Perez-Ruzafa, F. Badalamenti, J. Bayle-Sempere, A. Brito, F. Bulleri, J.0M. Culioli, M. Dimech et al.
Ecology Letters, 11, 481-489. Year: 2008

17 Moderate
Population Fish
Intervention Marine Protected Area
Heterogeneity MPA Size; MPA Age; Connectivity; Buffer Zone
Outcome Metrics Species Richness; Abundace
Region Temperate; Mediterranean; CE Atlantic
Criteria Score
Protocol 1 Is an a-priori protocol available? 0
Search Strategy 2.1 Does the search for literature document the use of a comprehensive range of resources? 0
2.2 Are the search strings clearly defined? 1
Including Studies 3.1 Does the review apply clearly documented inclusion criteria to all potentially relevant articles found during the search? 3
3.2 Does the review demonstrate that inclusion decisions are repeatable? 0
3.3 Are inclusion/exclusion decisions transparent? 0
Critical Appraisal 4.1 Does the review critically appraise the methods of each study? 0
4.2 Are studies objectively weighted according to methodological quality? 3
Data Extraction 5.1 Is data extraction documented, repeatable and consistent? 3
5.2 Are the extracted data reported for each study? 0
Data Extraction 6.1 Is a quantitative synthesis conducted? 3
6.2 Is heterogeneity in the impact of the intervention or exposure investigated statistically? 3
6.3 Does the review consider possible publication bias? 1

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17 Moderate
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