publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Interspecific differences in depth preference: Regulation of larval transport in an upwelling system

Seth H. Miller; Steven G. Morgan;
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  • Published: 27 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Dispersal is fundamental to understanding the ecology and evolution of species and effectively managing resources, but information on dispersal is rare for the vast majority of marine life that develops as miniscule larvae in the plankton. Until recent evidence to the contrary, it was widely suspected that larvae developing in productive upwelling regimes along eastern ocean margins are susceptible to cross-shelf transport by strong, dynamic currents and often are unable to replenish populations. We now show that interspecific differences in depth preference likely play a role in regulating differences in offshore migration from adult populations. Two open-coast...
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Medical Subject Headings: fungi
free text keywords: Dispersal, Vertical migration, Larval retention, Ekman transport, Marine Biology & Hydrobiology, Ecology, Zoology, Oceanography, Aquatic Science, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, biology.organism_classification, biology, Biological dispersal, Interspecific competition, Evolutionary ecology, Fishery, Upwelling, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Local adaptation, Diel vertical migration
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