Diversity and Distribution of Meroplanktonic Larvae in the Pacific Arctic and Connectivity With Adult Benthic Invertebrate Communities

@article{Ershova2019DiversityAD,
  title={Diversity and Distribution of Meroplanktonic Larvae in the Pacific Arctic and Connectivity With Adult Benthic Invertebrate Communities},
  author={Elizaveta Ershova and Raphaelle Descoteaux and Owen Simon Wangensteen and Katrin B Iken and Russell R Hopcroft and Caitlin A. Smoot and Jacqueline M. Grebmeier and Bodil A. Bluhm},
  journal={Frontiers in Marine Science},
  year={2019}
}
Pelagic larval stages (meroplankton) of benthic invertebrates seasonally make up a significant proportion of planktonic communities, as well as determine the distribution of their benthic adult stages, yet are frequently overlooked by both plankton and benthic studies. Within the Arctic, the role of meroplanktonic larvae may be particularly important in regions of inflow from sub-Arctic regions, where they can serve as vectors of advection of temperate species into the Arctic. In this study, we… 
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