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dc.contributor.authorBray, L
dc.contributor.authorKassis, D
dc.contributor.authorHall-Spencer, JM
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-10T12:43:28Z
dc.date.available2017-02-10T12:43:28Z
dc.date.issued2017-04
dc.identifier.issn0141-1136
dc.identifier.issn1879-0291
dc.identifier.otherC
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/8447
dc.descriptionpublisher: Elsevier articletitle: Assessing larval connectivity for marine spatial planning in the Adriatic journaltitle: Marine Environmental Research articlelink: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.01.006 content_type: article copyright: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstract

There are plans to start building offshore marine renewable energy devices throughout the Mediterranean and the Adriatic has been identified as a key location for wind farm developments. The development of offshore wind farms in the area would provide hard substrata for the settlement of sessile benthos. Since the seafloor of the Adriatic is predominantly sedimentary this may alter the larval connectivity of benthic populations in the region. Here, we simulated the release of larvae from benthic populations along the coasts of the Adriatic Sea using coupled bio-physical models and investigated the effect of pelagic larval duration on dispersal. Our model simulations show that currents typically carry particles from east to west across the Adriatic, whereas particles released along western coasts tend to remain there with the Puglia coast of Italy acting as a sink for larvae from benthic populations. We identify areas of high connectivity, as well as areas that are much more isolated, and discuss how these results can be used to inform marine spatial planning and the licensing of offshore marine renewable energy developments.

dc.format.extent73-81
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectMarine connectivity
dc.subjectLarval dispersion
dc.subjectAdriatic Sea
dc.subjectMap equation
dc.subjectNetwork theory
dc.subjectMarine spatial planning
dc.titleAssessing larval connectivity for marine spatial planning in the Adriatic
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28187325
plymouth.volume125
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.01.006
plymouth.publication-statusAccepted
plymouth.journalMarine Environmental Research
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.01.006
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/PRIMaRE Publications
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dc.publisher.placeEngland
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-01-24
dc.rights.embargodate2018-1-25
dc.identifier.eissn1879-0291
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.marenvres.2017.01.006
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-04
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
plymouth.oa-locationhttps://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UWZ5W5UJ23lE


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