Quaternary coral reef refugia preserved fish diversity.

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serval:BIB_CAC8CFF7F0C6
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Quaternary coral reef refugia preserved fish diversity.
Journal
Science
Author(s)
Pellissier L., Leprieur F., Parravicini V., Cowman P.F., Kulbicki M., Litsios G., Olsen S.M., Wisz M.S., Bellwood D.R., Mouillot D.
ISSN
1095-9203 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-8075
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Volume
344
Number
6187
Pages
1016-1019
Language
english
Abstract
The most prominent pattern in global marine biogeography is the biodiversity peak in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Yet the processes that underpin this pattern are still actively debated. By reconstructing global marine paleoenvironments over the past 3 million years on the basis of sediment cores, we assessed the extent to which Quaternary climate fluctuations can explain global variation in current reef fish richness. Comparing global historical coral reef habitat availability with the present-day distribution of 6316 reef fish species, we find that distance from stable coral reef habitats during historical periods of habitat loss explains 62% of the variation in fish richness, outweighing present-day environmental factors. Our results highlight the importance of habitat persistence during periods of climate change for preserving marine biodiversity.
Keywords
Animals, Australia, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation of Natural Resources, Coral Reefs, Fishes
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
02/06/2014 7:49
Last modification date
20/08/2019 16:45
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