Low genetic diversity in a marine nature reserve: re-evaluating diversity criteria in reserve design.

@article{Bell2005LowGD,
  title={Low genetic diversity in a marine nature reserve: re-evaluating diversity criteria in reserve design.},
  author={James J Bell and Beth Okamura},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={272 1567},
  pages={1067-74}
}
Little consideration has been given to the genetic composition of populations associated with marine reserves, as reserve designation is generally to protect specific species, communities or habitats. Nevertheless, it is important to conserve genetic diversity since it provides the raw material for the maintenance of species diversity over longer, evolutionary time-scales and may also confer the basis for adaptation to environmental change. Many current marine reserves are small in size and… CONTINUE READING