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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Chris
dc.contributor.authorHarborne, Alastair R.
dc.contributor.authorParis, Claire B.
dc.contributor.authorMumby, Peter J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-27T03:18:59Z
dc.date.available2018-08-27T03:18:59Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1939-9170en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ecy.1463en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173575
dc.description.abstractThe connectivity of marine organisms among habitat patches has been dominated by two independent paradigms with distinct conservation strategies. One paradigm is the dispersal of larvae on ocean currents, which suggests networks of marine reserves. The other is the demersal migration of animals from nursery to adult habitats, requiring the conservation of connected ecosystem corridors. Here, we suggest that a common driver, wave exposure, links larval and demersal connectivity across the seascape. To study the effect of linked connectivities on fish abundance at reefs, we parameterize a demographic model for The Bahamas seascape using maps of habitats, empirically forced models of wave exposure and spatially realistic three-dimensional hydrological models of larval dispersal. The integrated empirical-modeling approach enabled us to study linked connectivity on a scale not currently possible by purely empirical studies. We find sheltered environments not only provide greater nursery habitat for juvenile fish but larvae spawned on adjacent reefs have higher retention, thereby creating a synergistic increase in fish abundance. Uniting connectivity paradigms to consider all life stages simultaneously can help explain the evolution of nursery habitat use and simplifies conservation advice: Reserves in sheltered environments have desirable characteristics for biodiversity conservation and can support local fisheries through adult spillover.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2447en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2457en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume97en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060205en_US
dc.titleUniting paradigms of connectivity in marine ecologyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPublisheden_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Ecological Society of America. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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