Larval fish dispersal in a coral-reef seascape

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625593
Title:
Larval fish dispersal in a coral-reef seascape
Authors:
Almany, Glenn R.; Planes, Serge; Thorrold, Simon R. ( 0000-0002-1533-7517 ) ; Berumen, Michael L. ( 0000-0003-2463-2742 ) ; Bode, Michael; Saenz Agudelo, Pablo; Bonin, Mary C.; Frisch, Ashley J.; Harrison, Hugo B.; Messmer, Vanessa; Nanninga, Gerrit B. ( 0000-0002-0134-1689 ) ; Priest, Mark; Srinivasan, Maya; Sinclair-Taylor, Tane; Williamson, David H.; Jones, Geoffrey P.
Abstract:
Larval dispersal is a critical yet enigmatic process in the persistence and productivity of marine metapopulations. Empirical data on larval dispersal remain scarce, hindering the use of spatial management tools in efforts to sustain ocean biodiversity and fisheries. Here we document dispersal among subpopulations of clownfish (Amphiprion percula) and butterflyfish (Chaetodon vagabundus) from eight sites across a large seascape (10,000 km2) in Papua New Guinea across 2 years. Dispersal of clownfish was consistent between years, with mean observed dispersal distances of 15 km and 10 km in 2009 and 2011, respectively. A Laplacian statistical distribution (the dispersal kernel) predicted a mean dispersal distance of 13–19 km, with 90% of settlement occurring within 31–43 km. Mean dispersal distances were considerably greater (43–64 km) for butterflyfish, with kernels declining only gradually from spawning locations. We demonstrate that dispersal can be measured on spatial scales sufficient to inform the design of and test the performance of marine reserve networks.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Almany GR, Planes S, Thorrold SR, Berumen ML, Bode M, et al. (2017) Larval fish dispersal in a coral-reef seascape. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0148. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0148.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Issue Date:
23-May-2017
DOI:
10.1038/s41559-017-0148
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2397-334X
Sponsors:
We thank the volunteers who dedicated long hours in the water collecting tissue samples: R. Brooker, S. Choukroun, P. Costello, J. Davies, D. Dixson, K. Furby, M. Giru, B. Grover, J. Hill, N. Jones, K. McMahon, M. Noble, S. Noonan, N. Raventos Klein, M. Pinsky, J. Roberts, J. Smith, N. Tolou, M. Takahashi, P. Waldie and M. White; and the people of the villages on the shores of Kimbe Bay who welcomed us into their communities and supported this research: Kilu-Tamare, Lolobau, Tairobe and Vaiaku. This research would not have been possible without the support of the Walindi Plantation Resort, the skipper and crew of MV Febrina, Mahonia Na Dari Research and Conservation Centre, and The Nature Conservancy. This work was supported by Australian Research Council funding to G.P.J., the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (baseline research funds to M.L.B. and a Special Partnership Collaborative Fellowship to M.L.B. and P.S.-A.) and NSF grants OCE0928442 and OCE1031256 to S.R.T.
Additional Links:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0148
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAlmany, Glenn R.en
dc.contributor.authorPlanes, Sergeen
dc.contributor.authorThorrold, Simon R.en
dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
dc.contributor.authorBode, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorSaenz Agudelo, Pabloen
dc.contributor.authorBonin, Mary C.en
dc.contributor.authorFrisch, Ashley J.en
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Hugo B.en
dc.contributor.authorMessmer, Vanessaen
dc.contributor.authorNanninga, Gerrit B.en
dc.contributor.authorPriest, Marken
dc.contributor.authorSrinivasan, Mayaen
dc.contributor.authorSinclair-Taylor, Taneen
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, David H.en
dc.contributor.authorJones, Geoffrey P.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:28Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:28Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-23en
dc.identifier.citationAlmany GR, Planes S, Thorrold SR, Berumen ML, Bode M, et al. (2017) Larval fish dispersal in a coral-reef seascape. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0148. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0148.en
dc.identifier.issn2397-334Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41559-017-0148en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625593-
dc.description.abstractLarval dispersal is a critical yet enigmatic process in the persistence and productivity of marine metapopulations. Empirical data on larval dispersal remain scarce, hindering the use of spatial management tools in efforts to sustain ocean biodiversity and fisheries. Here we document dispersal among subpopulations of clownfish (Amphiprion percula) and butterflyfish (Chaetodon vagabundus) from eight sites across a large seascape (10,000 km2) in Papua New Guinea across 2 years. Dispersal of clownfish was consistent between years, with mean observed dispersal distances of 15 km and 10 km in 2009 and 2011, respectively. A Laplacian statistical distribution (the dispersal kernel) predicted a mean dispersal distance of 13–19 km, with 90% of settlement occurring within 31–43 km. Mean dispersal distances were considerably greater (43–64 km) for butterflyfish, with kernels declining only gradually from spawning locations. We demonstrate that dispersal can be measured on spatial scales sufficient to inform the design of and test the performance of marine reserve networks.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the volunteers who dedicated long hours in the water collecting tissue samples: R. Brooker, S. Choukroun, P. Costello, J. Davies, D. Dixson, K. Furby, M. Giru, B. Grover, J. Hill, N. Jones, K. McMahon, M. Noble, S. Noonan, N. Raventos Klein, M. Pinsky, J. Roberts, J. Smith, N. Tolou, M. Takahashi, P. Waldie and M. White; and the people of the villages on the shores of Kimbe Bay who welcomed us into their communities and supported this research: Kilu-Tamare, Lolobau, Tairobe and Vaiaku. This research would not have been possible without the support of the Walindi Plantation Resort, the skipper and crew of MV Febrina, Mahonia Na Dari Research and Conservation Centre, and The Nature Conservancy. This work was supported by Australian Research Council funding to G.P.J., the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (baseline research funds to M.L.B. and a Special Partnership Collaborative Fellowship to M.L.B. and P.S.-A.) and NSF grants OCE0928442 and OCE1031256 to S.R.T.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0148en
dc.titleLarval fish dispersal in a coral-reef seascapeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalNature Ecology & Evolutionen
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratoire d’Excellence CORAIL EPHE, PSL Research University, UPVD, CNRS, USR 3278 CRIOBE, BP 1013, 98729 Papetoai, Moorea, French Polynesia.en
dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA.en
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia.en
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile.en
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia.en
dc.contributor.institutionReef HQ, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia.en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK.en
dc.contributor.institutionMarine Spatial Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Queensland 4072, Australia.en
kaust.authorBerumen, Michael L.en
kaust.authorSaenz Agudelo, Pabloen
kaust.authorNanninga, Gerrit B.en
kaust.authorPriest, Marken
kaust.authorSinclair-Taylor, Taneen
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