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Table 1 Definitions of key terminology to be used in this study

From: Spatial and temporal scales of coral reef fish ecological research and management: a systematic map protocol

Term Definition
Management effectiveness The degree to which a policy or intervention meets its stated goal and/or meets the broader goal of improving ecological or social conditions
Management intervention Direct actions (top-down or bottom-up), activities and/or policies designed to improve ecological and/or social conditions relating to coral reef ecosystems
Management inference An assumption about the effectiveness of management interventions, or a recommendation for interventions, based on study findings