The biogeography of marine invertebrate life histories

Marshall, Dustin J., Krug, Patrick J., Kupriyanova, Elena K., Byrne, Maria and Emlet, Richard B. (2012) The biogeography of marine invertebrate life histories. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, Vol 43, 43 97-114. doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-102710-145004


Author Marshall, Dustin J.
Krug, Patrick J.
Kupriyanova, Elena K.
Byrne, Maria
Emlet, Richard B.
Title The biogeography of marine invertebrate life histories
Journal name Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, Vol 43   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-592X
1545-2069
ISBN 9780824314439
Publication date 2012-12-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-102710-145004
Volume 43
Start page 97
End page 114
Total pages 18
Place of publication Palo Alto, CA, United States
Publisher Annual Reviews
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Biologists have long sought to identify and explain patterns in the diverse array of marine life histories. The most famous speculation about such patterns is Gunnar Thorson's suggestion that species producing planktonic larvae are rarer at higher latitudes (Thorson's rule). Although some elements of Thorson's rule have proven incorrect, other elements remain untested. With a wealth of new life-history data, statistical approaches, and remote-sensing technology, new insights into marine reproduction can be generated. We gathered life-history data for more than 1,000 marine invertebrates and examined patterns in the prevalence of different life histories. Systematic patterns in marine life histories exist at a range of scales, some of which support Thorson, whereas others suggest previously unrecognized relationships between the marine environment and the life histories of marine invertebrates. Overall, marine life histories covary strongly with temperature and local ocean productivity, and different regions should be managed accordingly.
Keyword Complex life-cycles
Egg size
Maternal effects
Meta-analysis
Offspring size
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2013 Collection
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