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dc.contributor.authorBerumen, Michael L.
dc.contributor.authorAlmany, Glenn R.
dc.contributor.authorPlanes, Serge
dc.contributor.authorJones, Geoffrey P
dc.contributor.authorSaenz Agudelo, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorThorrold, Simon R.
dc.identifier.citationBerumen ML, Almany GR, Planes S, Jones GP, Saenz-Agudelo P, et al. (2012) Persistence of self-recruitment and patterns of larval connectivity in a marine protected area network. Ecology and Evolution 2: 444-452. doi:10.1002/ece3.208.
dc.description.abstractThe use of marine protected area (MPA) networks to sustain fisheries and conserve biodiversity is predicated on two critical yet rarely tested assumptions. Individual MPAs must produce sufficient larvae that settle within that reserve's boundaries to maintain local populations while simultaneously supplying larvae to other MPA nodes in the network that might otherwise suffer local extinction. Here, we use genetic parentage analysis to demonstrate that patterns of self-recruitment of two reef fishes (Amphiprion percula and Chaetodon vagabundus) in an MPA in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, were remarkably consistent over several years. However, dispersal from this reserve to two other nodes in an MPA network varied between species and through time. The stability of our estimates of self-recruitment suggests that even small MPAs may be self-sustaining. However, our results caution against applying optimization strategies to MPA network design without accounting for variable connectivity among species and over time. 2012 The Authors.
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dc.subjectAmphiprion percula
dc.subjectChaetodon vagabundus
dc.subjectLarval dispersal
dc.subjectMarine protected areas
dc.subjectMicrosatellite parentage analysis
dc.titlePersistence of self-recruitment and patterns of larval connectivity in a marine protected area network
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Program
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)
dc.contributor.departmentReef Ecology Lab
dc.identifier.journalEcology and Evolution
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dc.contributor.institutionBiology Department Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02540, United States
dc.contributor.institutionARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
dc.contributor.institutionUSR 3278 CNRS EPHE Center de Recherches Insulaires et Observatoire de l'Environnement, (CRIOBE) BP 1013 Papetoai, 98729 Moorea, French Polynesia
dc.contributor.institutionLaboratoire d'excellence CORAIL, BP 1013 Papetoai, 98729 Moorea, French Polynesia
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personBerumen, Michael L.
kaust.personSaenz Agudelo, Pablo

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