Timing of successful settlement : demonstration of a recruitment window in the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides


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dc.contributor.author Pineda, Jesus
dc.contributor.author Starczak, Victoria R.
dc.contributor.author Stueckle, Todd A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-22T18:09:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-22T18:09:53Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08-29
dc.identifier.citation Marine Ecology Progress Series 320 (2006): 233-237 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/4506
dc.description Author Posting. © Inter-Research, 2006. This article is posted here by permission of Inter-Research for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Marine Ecology Progress Series 320 (2006): 233-237, doi:10.3354/meps320233. en_US
dc.description.abstract Recruitment is a key factor in benthic population dynamics, and spatial and temporal processes that affect settlement may determine recruitment; however, temporal processes are not well understood. We tested whether the date that recruits settle is a random sample within the settlement season by measuring daily settlement of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides throughout the entire settlement season. A total of 2721 barnacle larvae settled during 89 d on 12 quadrats. Individual settlers were tracked to reproductive age (11 mo after settlement); only 8 survived to reproduction. Survivors settled within a narrow 21 d recruitment window, a period shorter than expected by chance. The concept of a recruitment window has broad implications in studying benthic recruitment and population dynamics. Focus on the recruitment window when it is narrow could simplify the study of recruitment, since fewer factors would have to be considered. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the US NSF (OCE-9986627 and OCE- 0083976). en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Inter-Research en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps320233
dc.subject Recruitment en_US
dc.subject Settlement en_US
dc.subject Intertidal ecology en_US
dc.subject Barnacle en_US
dc.title Timing of successful settlement : demonstration of a recruitment window in the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3354/meps320233

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