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Biotic connectivity within the temperate Australian marine protected area network at three levels of biodiversity: communities, populations and genes.

Project Member(s): Booth, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2011

Summary: Project outcomes will improve management of coastal biodiversity through a multi-state collaboration of managers, marine ecologists, population geneticists and taxonomists. Sites most needed within marine protected area networks for maintaining resilience of populations across seascapes will be identified, including sites with exceptional endemism or key roles.

Keywords: marine reserves, invertebrates, biogeography, population genetics, marine protected areas.

FOR Codes: Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology), Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments, Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems