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Effective population size (N(e)) determines the strength of genetic drift in a population and has long been recognized as an important parameter for evaluating conservation status and threats to genetic health of populations. Specifically, an estimate of N(e) is crucial to management because it integrates genetic effects with the life history of the(More)
Dispersal in marine species results from complex interactions between biotic and abiotic factors. Importantly, the pelagic larval phase of most marine species adds a significant degree of complexity. Therefore, a growing body of work is focusing on those rare species that lack a pelagic larval phase (usually brooding species). For such species, large-scale(More)
Understanding the barriers to genetic exchange in taxonomic groups that have a high dispersal potential will provide critical information on speciation in general. Blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) are good taxa to examine speciation because they are nonmigratory inhabitants of shallow rocky reef habitats along the eastern North Pacific with a pelagic(More)
Several species of rockfish currently suffer from overfishing in California and remediation is required to replenish depleted stocks. Due to precipitous declines in several species, it is clear that both managers and research must focus on clarifying population dynamics and spatial connectivity of rockfish populations. All aspects of fisheries management,(More)
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