Probability of successful larval dispersal declines fivefold over 1 km in a coral reef fish.

Abstract

A central question of marine ecology is, how far do larvae disperse? Coupled biophysical models predict that the probability of successful dispersal declines as a function of distance between populations. Estimates of genetic isolation-by-distance and self-recruitment provide indirect support for this prediction. Here, we conduct the first direct test of… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2041

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