Connectivity is the linking of subpopulations among estuaries via genetic or demographic movements. We review the ways in which marine and terrestrial species connect between estuaries, factors influencing the strength of connections, the techniques of assessing links, and consequences of having connected subpopulations. The chapter concludes by discussing how connected populations can influence management strategies of species and estuaries, which have important outcomes for protected areas, disturbance impacts, and species resilience.
|Title of host publication||Treatise on estuarine and coastal science|
|Subtitle of host publication||Vol. 7 : Functioning of ecosystems at the land-ocean interface|
|Editors||Eric Wolanski, Donald McLusky|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|