Habitat Use and Connectivity

Able, Kenneth W., Simenstad, Charles A., Strydom, Nadine A., Bradley, Michael, and Sheaves, Marcus (2022) Habitat Use and Connectivity. In: Whitfield, Alan K., Able, Kenneth W., Blaber, Stephen J.M., and Elliott, Michael, (eds.) Fish and Fisheries in Estuaries: A Global Perspective. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 188-254.

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Many complex factors determine the role of estuarine habitats and landscapes in fish growth and survival that ultimately contribute individuals to adult populations. In this chapter, we recognise the diversity of habitats, both those frequently (e.g. submerged aquatic vegetation, mangroves) and infrequently (e.g. shellfish beds, woody debris) evaluated and how these vary in use among life history stages and among estuaries from the tropics to the poles. Some factors that clearly influence habitat diversity and use vary with temperature, salinity, geomorphology, hydrology and niche availability coupled with species-specific and intraspecific differences in habitat fidelity and landscape context. This diversity of factors hampers our ability to fully determine habitat quality and connectivity requirements but provides opportunities to enhance our understanding with multiple approaches from basic natural history to application of developing techniques.

Item ID: 78090
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781119705345
Keywords: Connectivity, Growth, Habitat fidelity, Landscape, Nurseries, Survival
Copyright Information: © 2022 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published 2022 by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Date Deposited: 02 May 2023 01:59
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4102 Ecological applications > 410203 Ecosystem function @ 20%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310305 Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) @ 80%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1802 Coastal and estuarine systems and management > 180203 Coastal or estuarine biodiversity @ 100%
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