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Data from: The role of marine reserves in the replenishment of a locally-impacted population of anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef

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Data from: The role of marine reserves in the replenishment of a locally-impacted population of anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2017-11-07
Date Record Modified
2018-01-03
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
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Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Keppel Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    Dryad data package consists of 5 files:

    (1) Genotypes across 22 microsatellite markers for A.melanopus collected in the Keppel Islands

    (2) Parentage assignment data used to create Figure 2 dispersal map

    (3) Frequency data used to create Figure 3

    (4) Assignment data (colony level dispersal) used to create Figure 4

    (5) Dispersal distance and frequency data used to create Figure 5

    Abstract [Related Publication]: The development of parentage analysis to track the dispersal of juvenile offspring has given us unprecedented insight into the population dynamics of coral reef fishes. These tools now have the potential to inform fisheries management and species conservation, particularly for small fragmented populations under threat from exploitation and disturbance. In this study, we resolve patterns of larval dispersal for a population of the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus in the Keppel Islands (southern Great Barrier Reef). Habitat loss and fishing appear to have impacted this population and a network of no-take marine reserves currently protects 75% of the potential breeders. Using parentage analysis, we estimate that 21% of recruitment in the island group was generated locally and that breeding adults living in reserves were responsible for 79% (31 of 39) of these of locally produced juveniles. Overall, the network of reserves was fully connected via larval dispersal; however, one reserve was identified as a critical source of larvae for the island group. The population in the Keppel Islands also appears to be well-connected to other source populations at least 60 km away, given that 79% (145 of 184) of the juveniles sampled remained unassigned in the parentage analysis. We estimated the effective size of the A. melanopus metapopulation to be 745 (582–993 95% CI) and recommend continued monitoring of its genetic status. Maintaining connectivity with populations beyond the Keppel Islands and recovery of local recruitment habitat, potentially through active restoration of host anemone populations, will be important for its long-term persistence.

    The full methodology is available in the publication shown in the Related Publications link below.

  2. Type: note

    This dataset is available from Dryad in MS Excel (.xlsx) format. Dryad data package: Bonin MC, Harrison HB, Williamson DH, Frisch AJ, Saenz-Agudelo P, Berumen ML, Jones GP (2015) Data from: The role of marine reserves in the replenishment of a locally-impacted population of anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.dj050

Related Publications
  1. Bonin, Mary C., Harrison, Hugo B., Williamson, David H., Frisch, Ashley J., Saenz-Agudelo, Pablo, Berumen, Michael L., and Jones, Geoffrey P. (2016) The role of marine reserves in the replenishment of a locally impacted population of anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef. Molecular Ecology, 25 (2). pp. 487-499.
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  1. Managed by: Dr Mary Bonin , mary.bonin@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  2. Associated with: Dr Hugo Harrison , hugo.harrison@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  3. Associated with: Dr David Williamson , david.williamson@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  4. Associated with: Dr Ashley Frisch , ashley.frisch@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Geoscience
  5. Associated with: Prof Geoffrey Jones , geoffrey.jones@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Zoology and Ecology
Primary Contact
Dr Mary Bonin, mary.bonin@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
  1. Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
  2. Michael L. Berumen, Red Sea Research Center, Division of Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050104 - Landscape Ecology (050104)
  2. 060411 - Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 970106 - Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
Keywords
  1. larval connectivity
  2. marine reserves
  3. parentage analysis
  4. effective population size
  5. Amphiprion melanopus
  6. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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License - Other
CC 0: Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal
Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
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open
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
  1. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.dj050
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Citation
Cite:
Bonin, M.; Harrison, H.; Williamson, D.; Frisch, A.; Aaenz-Agudelo, P.; Berumen, M.; Jones, G. (2015). Data from: The role of marine reserves in the replenishment of a locally-impacted population of anemonefish on the Great Barrier Reef. James Cook University. (dataset). 3c1155b03a425d464ffdd0eb14153b54