Connectivity estimates (measuring the exchange of individuals among populations) are needed to characterize environmental forcing pathways on productivity, identify adaptation potential, allow for the development of successful management strategies, etc. Our efforts to develop new tools to model and predict biological connectivity include:
Conklin, E.E., A.B. Neuheimer, & R.J. Toonen. 2018. Modeled larval connectivity of a multi-species reef fish and invertebrate assemblage off the coast of Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi. PeerJ 6:e5688. (pdf).
Wong-Ala, J.A.T.K., C.M. Comfort, J.M. Gove, M.A. Hixon, M.A. McManus, B.S. Powell, J.L. Whitney, & A.B. Neuheimer. 2018. How life history characteristics and environmental forcing shape settlement success of coral reef fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:65 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00065. (pdf)