Volume 69

Genetic and Biophysical Modeling Assessment of Red Grouper (Epinephelus morio) Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico and Southeastern USA

Johnston, M.W., A.M.Bernard, and M.S. Shivji
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Date: November, 2016

Pages: 284 - 285

Event: Proceedings of the Sixty eigth Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Grand Cayman

Country: Cayman Islands


Conserving biological diversity and sustainably managing coral reef organisms is contingent upon understanding connectivity linkages between distant populations that form meta-populations. Genetics, biophysical modeling, and animal tagging are often utilized to measure connectivity - and individually, each technique can provide insight into population structure. Employing a singular approach, however, has limitations as each are prone to inherent errors. Thus, adopting multiple methodologies, may better resolve reef connectivity dynamics and also lend insight into the factors driving it.

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