publication . Article . 2011

Larval Behavior and Natural Trace Element Signatures as Indicators of Crustacean Population Connectivity

Miller, Seth Haylen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
In an era of increasing governmental protection of marine resources and accelerating climate change, knowing how benthic populations of marine organisms are connected is of paramount importance. However, little is known about connectivity in the nearshore environment, particularly at ecologically and demographically relevant scales. Because the dispersive larval stage is the key to understanding population connectivity, my dissertation focused on developing a new technique for tracking larvae and determining how larval swimming behaviors can influence their cross-shelf distributions in the dynamic upwelling environment of northern California. This information is...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Life Sciences, nearshore environment, larval transport, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, Lophopanopeus bellus bellus, Pachygrapsus crassipes, Petrolisthes cinctipes,trace element signatures, natal site atlases
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