Larval retention and recruitment in an island population of a coral-reef fish

@article{Swearer1999LarvalRA,
  title={Larval retention and recruitment in an island population of a coral-reef fish},
  author={S. Swearer and J. Caselle and D. Lea and R. R. Warner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={402},
  pages={799-802}
}
For close to a century, recruitment of larvae to a local population has been widely accepted as a primary determinant of marine population dynamics. However, progress in elucidating the causes of recruitment variability has been greatly impeded by our ignorance of the sources of recruits. Although it is often assumed that recruitment is independent of local reproduction, there is increasing circumstantial evidence that physical and behavioural mechanisms could facilitate larval retention near… Expand
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