(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

A GIS-based tool for representing larval dispersal for marine reserve selection

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

FISCHER D.T. (1) ; WHITE W. (2) ; BOTSFORD L.W. (2) ; LARGIER J. (3) ; KAPLAN D.M. (4) ;
(1) California State Univ., Northbridge, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Univ. of California, Davis, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Bodega Marine Lab., Univ. of California, Davis, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Centre de Recherche Halieutique Méditerranéenne et Tropicale, IRD, FRANCE


Increasing efforts to implement marine protected areas (MPAs) as a means of managing marine ecosystems have created a need for evaluating potential spatial management plans. Almost all marine populations are metapopulations, connected reproductively by the dispersal of pelagic larvae. Models of marine population dynamics must account for larval connectivity. To allow more informed decision making when complete information on dispersal is lacking, the AA. have developed a method based on geographic information systems (GIS) for representing larval dispersal distributions based on bathymetry and typical flows in the coastal ocean. They demonstrate how to parameterize this two-dimensional method for depicting larval dispersal based on comparisons to local oceanographic data. Discussion of the results


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2011, vol. 63, no4 [pp. 489-513]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl.




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