About the Authors

Simon J. Pittman


Affiliations Biogeography Branch, Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America, Marine Science Center, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

Kerry A. Brown

Affiliation School of Geography, Geology, and the Environment, Kingston University London, Kingston-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SJP KAB. Performed the experiments: SJP KAB. Analyzed the data: SJP KAB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJP KAB. Wrote the paper: SJP KAB. Contributed to field data collection: SJP.