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dc.contributor.authorPineda, Jesus
dc.contributor.authorStarczak, Victoria R.
dc.contributor.authorStueckle, Todd A.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-22T18:09:53Z
dc.date.available2011-04-22T18:09:53Z
dc.date.issued2006-08-29
dc.identifier.citationMarine Ecology Progress Series 320 (2006): 233-237en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/4506
dc.descriptionAuthor 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.abstractRecruitment 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.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the US NSF (OCE-9986627 and OCE- 0083976).en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInter-Researchen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.3354/meps320233
dc.subjectRecruitmenten_US
dc.subjectSettlementen_US
dc.subjectIntertidal ecologyen_US
dc.subjectBarnacleen_US
dc.titleTiming of successful settlement : demonstration of a recruitment window in the barnacle Semibalanus balanoidesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3354/meps320233


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