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Self-recruitment in a coral reef fish population
It is shown for the first time that juveniles from a coral reef fish population can return to their natal reef and challenge the assumption that long-distance dispersal is the norm for reef fish populations. Expand
Larval retention and connectivity among populations of corals and reef fishes: history, advances and challenges
A recent dramatic increase in research effort and a growing diversity of approaches to the study of larval retention within (self-recruitment) and dispersal among (connectivity) isolated coral reef populations are highlighted. Expand
Connectivity, biodiversity conservation and the design of marine reserve networks for coral reefs
Networks of no-take reserves are important for protecting coral reef biodiversity from climate change and other human impacts. Ensuring that reserve populations are connected to each other andExpand
Connectivity and resilience of coral reef metapopulations in marine protected areas: matching empirical efforts to predictive needs
To make rapid progress in understanding the scales and patterns of connectivity, greater communication between empiricists and population modelers will be need to track and assimilate evolving empirical results. Expand
The influence of habitat complexity on postrecruitment processes in a temperate reef fish population
In north-eastern New Zealand, adults of the blennioid fish Forsterygion varium Bloch et Schneider exhibited extreme differences in density among habitats of low, intermediate and high physicalExpand
Variation in the structure of epifaunal invertebrate assemblages among coral hosts
The high biodiversity of coral reefs is attributable to the many invertebrate groups which live in symbiotic relationships with other reef organisms, particularly those which associate with theExpand
Growth and reproduction in the protogynous hermaphrodite Pseudolabrus celidotus(Pisces:Labridae)in New Zealand
The wrasse Pseudolabrus celidotus was sampled regularly at two areas, Leigh and Wellington, over 18 months. It is found to be protogynous and monandric, but a small proportion at both areas changeExpand
Population ecology of the temperate reef fish Pseudolabrus celidotus Bloch & Schneider (Pisces: Labridae). II. Factors influencing adult density
It is suggested that there are several factors operating at the time of or shortly after settlement, which result in spatial differences in recruitment on a very small scale, and the observed temporal variation may be due to a different set of factors operating prior to settlement and may have effects measurable over a considerably broader spatial scale. Expand
Management under uncertainty: guide-lines for incorporating connectivity into the protection of coral reefs
The global decline in coral reefs demands urgent management strategies to protect resilience. Protecting ecological connectivity, within and among reefs, and between reefs and other ecosystems isExpand