The evolutionary ecology of corals

Hughes, Terence P., Ayre, David, and Connell, Joseph H. (1992) The evolutionary ecology of corals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 7 (9). pp. 292-295.

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Abstract

Corals display a wide range of complex life histories. The evolutionary consequences of factors such as clonality, indeterminate growth, asexual reproduction coupled with various (sexual) breeding systems, different levels of gene flow, and strongly over-lapping generations have only just begun to be explored. We identify a series of problems and areas for new research that may be resolved by the application of novel theoretical approaches (including nonequilibrium population genetic models and demographic models incorporating modular processes such as colony fission and polyp mortality), greater in situ experimentation, long-term monitoring of population dynamics and the use of new genetic techniques.

Item ID: 26497
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1872-8383
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2013 00:37
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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