Quaternary coral reef refugia preserved fish diversity.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_CAC8CFF7F0C6
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Quaternary coral reef refugia preserved fish diversity.
Périodique
Science
Auteur(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
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Volume
344
Numéro
6187
Pages
1016-1019
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Animals, Australia, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Conservation of Natural Resources, Coral Reefs, Fishes
Pubmed
Web of science
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02/06/2014 6:49
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 15:45
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