Contrasting patterns of population connectivity between regions in a commercially important mollusc Haliotis rubra: integrating population genetics, genomics and marine LiDAR data
AD Miller, A van Rooyen, G Rasic, DA Ierodiaconou, HK Gorfine, R Day, C Wong, AA Hoffmann, AR Weeks
Molecular Ecology | WILEY | Published : 2016
Awarded by Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC)
This project was funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) projects '2011-033: Spatial patterns, landscape genetics and postvirus recovery of blacklip abalone, Haliotis rubra (Leach), in the western commercial fishing zone of Victoria' and '2015-025: Patterns of interaction between habitat and oceanographic variables affecting the connectivity and productivity of invertebrate fisheries' on behalf of the Australian Government, plus contributions from the Western Abalone Divers Association and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries. We would like to thank the divers: David Forbes, Rob Torelli and Johno Rudge, Drs Matt Koopman and Fabian Trinnie and their respective crews for their assistance with the fine- and broad-scale sampling. We also thank Nicholas Gudkovs of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Animal, Food and Health Sciences, Mohan Raj (Lonimar Australia Pty Ltd) and Mark Touzeau (AFCOL Australia Ltd) for coordinating the collection of genetic samples from South Australia, and the Victorian Central and Eastern Zones, respectively. Additional thanks to Craig Mundy from The University of Tasmania for assistance with experimental design, Justin Borevitz, Niccy Aitkens and Alex Rattray from the Australian National University and Deakin University for assistance with genomic and geospatial analyses.