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Dispersal connectivity and reserve selection for marine conservation

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dc.contributor Ctr Excellence Coral Reef Studies
dc.contributor National Oceanic Atmospheric Admin (noaa) - Usa
dc.contributor Ccma,biogeog Branch
dc.contributor Sch Biol Sci
dc.contributor Appl Environm Decis Anal Grp
dc.contributor Australian Res Council
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dc.contributor Amer Museum Nat Hist
dc.contributor James Cook Univ
dc.contributor James Cook University
dc.contributor University Of Queensland
dc.contributor Commonwealth Res Facil Appl Environm Decis Anal
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dc.contributor University Of The Sunshine Coast
dc.contributor Univ Melbourne
dc.contributor Sch Bot
dc.contributor Univ Sunshine Coast
dc.contributor American Museum Of Natural History (amnh)
dc.contributor Univ Queensland
dc.contributor Australian Inst Marine Sci
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dc.contributor University Of Melbourne
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science
dc.contributor Australian Institute Of Marine Science (aims) en POSSINGHAM, HUGH P. KININMONTH, STUART BEGER, MARIA BODE, MICHAEL PETERSON, ERIC ADAMS, VANESSA M. DORFMAN, DAN BRUMBAUGH, DANIEL R. 2013-02-28T06:51:10Z 2013-02-28T06:51:10Z 2017-03-21T01:23:13Z 2019-05-09T01:22:41Z 2013-02-28T06:51:10Z 2017-03-21T01:23:13Z 2017-03-21T01:23:13Z 2019-05-09T01:22:41Z 2011-04-10
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dc.identifier.citation Kininmonth SJ, Beger M, Bode M, Peterson E, Adams M, Dorfman D, Brumbaugh DR and Possingham H (2011) Dispersal connectivity and reserve selection for marine conservation. Ecological Modelling. 222: 1272-1282. en
dc.identifier.issn 0304-3800
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dc.description.abstract Although larval dispersal is crucial for the persistence of most marine populations, dispersal connectivity between sites is rarely considered in designing marine protected area networks. In particular the role of structural characteristics (known as topology) for the network of larval dispersal routes in the conservation of metapopulations has not been addressed. To determine reserve site configurations that provide highest persistence values with respect to their connectivity characteristics, we model nine connectivity topological models derived from graph theory in a demographic metapopulation model. We identify reserve site configurations that provide the highest persistence values for each of the metapopulation connectivity models. Except for the minimally connected and fully connected populations, we observed two general 'rules of thumb' for optimising the mean life time for all topological models: firstly place the majority of reserves, so that they are neighbours of each other, on the sites where the number of connections between the populations is highest (hub), secondly when the reserves have occupied the majority of the vertices in the hub, then select another area of high connectivity and repeat. If there are no suitable hubs remaining then distribute the remaining reserves to isolated locations optimising contact with non-reserved sites. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship This article arose from a special workshop on marine conservation on Heron Island in 2005. We thank the research facilities staff at Heron Island and especially Emily Nicholson, and Sam Johnston for logistical support. We thank Martin Drechsler and Karin Johst for assistance in the adaption of the mean life time formulae to graph theory. The workshop was funded by various ARC grants to Professor Hugh Possingham. The manuscript was improved significantly from the comments of two anonymous reviewers.
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dc.language English
dc.language en en
dc.relation.ispartof Ecological Modelling - pages: 222: 1272-1282 en
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dc.subject Persistence
dc.subject Marine Reserves
dc.subject Ecology
dc.subject Protected Areas
dc.subject Coral-reefs
dc.subject Connectivity
dc.subject Marine Metapopulation Model
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subject Barrier-reef
dc.subject Networks
dc.subject Marine Conservation Planning
dc.subject Model
dc.subject Population Connectivity
dc.subject Propagule Dispersal
dc.subject Habitat Connectivity
dc.subject Marine Larvae Dispersal
dc.subject Landscape Connectivity
dc.title Dispersal connectivity and reserve selection for marine conservation
dc.type journal article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.01.012
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000288932000002

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