Oceanography promotes self-recruitment in a planktonic larval disperser

dc.contributor.author Teske, Peter R
dc.contributor.author Sandoval-Castillo, Jonathan
dc.contributor.author van Sebille, E
dc.contributor.author Waters, J
dc.contributor.author Beheregaray, Luciano Bellagamba
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-31T02:23:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-31T02:23:07Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-30
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dc.description.abstract The application of high-resolution genetic data has revealed that oceanographic connectivity in marine species with planktonic larvae can be surprisingly limited, even in the absence of major barriers to dispersal. Australia’s southern coast represents a particularly interesting system for studying planktonic larval dispersal, as the hydrodynamic regime of the wide continental shelf has potential to facilitate onshore retention of larvae. We used a seascape genetics approach (the joint analysis of genetic data and oceanographic connectivity simulations) to assess population genetic structure and self-recruitment in a broadcast-spawning marine gastropod that exists as a single meta-population throughout its temperate Australian range. Levels of self-recruitment were surprisingly high, and oceanographic connectivity simulations indicated that this was a result of low-velocity nearshore currents promoting the retention of planktonic larvae in the vicinity of natal sites. Even though the model applied here is comparatively simple and assumes that the dispersal of planktonic larvae is passive, we find that oceanography alone is sufficient to explain the high levels of genetic structure and self-recruitment. Our study contributes to growing evidence that sophisticated larval behaviour is not a prerequisite for larval retention in the nearshore region in planktonic-developing species. en
dc.identifier.citation Teske, P. R. et al. Oceanography promotes self-recruitment in a planktonic larval disperser. Sci. Rep. 6, 34205; doi: 10.1038/srep34205 (2016). en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1038/srep34205 en
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/37044
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Nature Publishing Group en
dc.relation http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT130101068 en
dc.relation http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110101275 en
dc.relation http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE130101336 en
dc.relation.grantnumber ARC/FT130101068
dc.relation.grantnumber ARC/DP110101275
dc.relation.grantnumber ARC/DE130101336
dc.rights.holder The authors en
dc.rights.license CC-BY
dc.subject Ecological genetics en
dc.subject Genetic variation en
dc.title Oceanography promotes self-recruitment in a planktonic larval disperser en
dc.type Article en
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