Connectivity of marine populations: open or closed?

Abstract

Most marine populations are thought to be well connected via long-distance dispersal of larval stages. Eulerian and Lagrangian flow models, coupled with linear mortality estimates, were used to examine this assumption. The findings show that when simple advection models are used, larval exchange rates may be overestimated; such simplistic models fail to… (More)

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@article{Cowen2000ConnectivityOM, title={Connectivity of marine populations: open or closed?}, author={Robert Cowen and Kamazima M. M. Lwiza and Su Sponaugle and C{\'e}cile Paris and Dawn Olson}, journal={Science}, year={2000}, volume={287 5454}, pages={857-9} }