Diadromous stream fishes: a model system for investigating sources of variation in recruitment

Grant number: DP0345511


Our aim is to examine the relationship between adult abundance and recruitment in local populations of a diadromous stream fish to identify the source(s) of variation in recruitment. We will accomplish this by measuring larval production and recruitment among streams that vary in adult abundance, strength of settlement cues, and potential for larval dispersal. We will also use environmental markers of larval origin to quantify the degree of self-recruitment and dispersal within/among populations. The results will broaden our understanding of the influence of local (production, habitat) versus regional (dispersal) processes to local population dynamics, information needed for effective stream..

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