Connectivity of Estuaries

B. M. Gillanders*, T. S. Elsdon, M. Roughan

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTreatise on estuarine and coastal science
Subtitle of host publicationVol. 7 : Functioning of ecosystems at the land-ocean interface
EditorsEric Wolanski, Donald McLusky
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780080878850
ISBN (Print)9780123747112
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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