Journal article

Variability in Fitness Trade-Offs Amongst Coral Juveniles With Mixed Genetic Backgrounds Held in the Wild

Kate M Quigley, Magena Marzonie, Blake Ramsby, David Abrego, Grant Milton, Madeleine JH van Oppen, Line K Bay

FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Novel restoration methods are currently under consideration worldwide to help coral reefs recover or become more resilient to higher temperature stress. Critical field-based information concerning the paradigm of “local is best” is lacking for many methods; information which is essential to determine the risk and feasibility associated with restoration. One method involves breeding corals from different reef regions with expected variation in heat tolerance and moving those offspring to new locations to enhance offspring survival; thereby augmenting local stock to enhance survival for anticipated warming. In this study, surviving colonies from the 2016 to 2017 mass bleaching events on the Gr..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge support from the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to KQ and LB, and the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship FL180100036 to MvO.