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Identifying the key biophysical drivers, connectivity outcomes, and metapopulation consequences of larval dispersal in the sea
BackgroundPopulation connectivity, which is essential for the persistence of benthic marine metapopulations, depends on how life history traits and the environment interact to influence larvalExpand
Identifying critical estuarine seagrass habitat for settlement of coastally spawned fish
Identifying and conserving sites with consistently high settlement is necessary for pro- tecting recruitment of coastal fish populations. We investigated the initial settlement patterns of coastallyExpand
Shoaling behaviour enhances risk of predation from multiple predator guilds in a marine fish
Predicting the consequences of predator biodiversity loss on prey requires an understanding of multiple predator interactions. Predators are often assumed to have independent and additive effects onExpand
Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia’s environmental, social and economically important bays and estuaries
This report describes the historic extent and current knowledge of Australian shellfish reefs and identifies knowledge gaps and future research priorities with the aim of supporting restorationExpand
The forgotten shellfish reefs of coastal Victoria:Documenting the loss of a marine ecosystem over 200 years since european settlement
Victoria has lost vast areas (>95%) of native flat oyster (Ostrea angasi, Sowerby 1871) and blue mussel (Mytilus edulis galloprovinicialis, Lamarck 1819) reefs from estuarine and coastal waters sinceExpand
Two's company, three's a crowd: food and shelter limitation outweigh the benefits of group living in a shoaling fish.
Identifying how density and number-dependent processes regulate populations is important for predicting population response to environmental change. Species that live in groups, such as shoalingExpand
Australian shellfish ecosystems: Past distribution, current status and future direction
We review the status of marine shellfish ecosystems formed primarily by bivalves in Australia, including: identifying ecosystem-forming species, assessing their historical and current extent, causesExpand
Ecological determinants of recruitment to populations of a temperate reef fish, Trachinops caudimaculatus (Plesiopidae)
Although recruitment is often influenced by microhabitat characteristics that affect larval settlement and post-settlement growth and survival, the influence of some habitat features, such as theExpand
Scaling-up marine restoration efforts in Australia
[Extract] Some 29% of Australian estuaries are considered to be 'extensively modified' or 'modified' – particularly those in the east, south-east and south-west (NLWRA 2002). Additional nearshoreExpand