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EEMB Seminar Series: Jeffrey Shima- Patterns and Consequences of Larval Dispersal in Reef Fish Metapopulations
November 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
This installment of the weekly EEMB Seminar Series features Jeffrey Shima, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. The abstract reads as follows: “Larval dispersal is disproportionately important for marine population ecology and evolution, yet our inability to track individuals severely constrains understanding of this key process. My research group (based in New Zealand) uses “environmental fingerprints” contained within the otoliths of larval reef fish to reconstruct individual dispersal histories. We integrate otolith-based life-history reconstructions with longitudinal sampling, field experiments, and models. Collectively, our results suggest that “legacies of larval dispersal” have important consequences for individuals, local populations, and metapopulations.”