New Article: How coral reef life history strategies shape settlement success

A new article is out today in Frontiers in Marine Science led by Neuheimer Lab alumnus Jennifer Wong-Ala.  The study developed and applied a biophysical model of individuals to explore how different life history characteristics (e.g. spawning location & date, pelagic larval duration or PLD) interact with the environment to change settlement success for fishes off west Hawai'i Island.  The work identified multiple pathways (including the use of eddies) that can lead to self-recruitment for fish (and potentially invertebrate) communities in the area.  The study was a collaboration among Neuheimer, Powell, McManus, and Hixon labs, as well as NOAA's Pacific Island Fisheries Science Center (Gove & Whitney).  The pdf can be found here.

Posted on March 1, 2018 .