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dc.creatorMontero-Serra I.
dc.creatorGarrabou J.
dc.creatorDoak D.F.
dc.creatorFiguerola L.
dc.creatorHereu B.
dc.creatorLedoux J.-B.
dc.creatorLinares C.
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the drivers of restoration success is a central issue for marine conservation. Here, we explore the role of life-history strategies of sessile marine species in shaping restoration outcomes and their associated timescales. A transplantation experiment for the extremely slow-growing and threatened octocoral Corallium rubrum was highly successful over a relatively short term due to high survival and reproductive potential of the transplanted colonies. However, demographic projections predict that from 30 to 40 years may be required for fully functional C. rubrum populations to develop. More broadly, a comprehensive meta-analysis revealed a negative correlation between survival after transplanting and growth rates among sessile species. As a result, simulated dynamics for a range of marine sessile invertebrates predict that longer recovery times are positively associated with survival rates. These results demonstrate a tradeoff between initial transplantation efforts and the speed of recovery. Transplantation of slow-growing species will tend to require lower initial effort due to higher survival after transplanting, but the period required to fully recover habitat complexity will tend to be far longer. This study highlights the important role of life history as a driver of marine restoration outcomes and shows how demographic knowledge and modeling tools can help managers to anticipate the dynamics and timescales of restored populations. Copyright and Photocopying: © 2017 The Authors. Conservation Letters published by Wiley Periodicals,
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank the Agents Rurals de Catalunya for their invaluable work against red coral poaching. We are indebted to A Lorente for his support. We thank E Aspillaga and L Navarro for field assistance. P Capdevila, A Gori, K Kaplan, A Medrano, and two anonymous reviewers provided valuable comments on the manuscript. Funding was provided by the Spanish MINECO (CTM2009-08045 and CGL2012-32194), the Oak Foundation, the TOTAL Foundation Perfect Project, and the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 689518 (MERCES). This output reflects only the author's view and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. IMS was supported by a FPI grant (BES-2013-066150), CL by a Ramon y Cajal (RyC-2011-08134), and JBL by a Postdoctoral grant (SFRH/BPD/74400/2010). Authors are part of the Medrecover group (2014SGR1297).
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofConservation Letters, vol. 11(1): e12341
dc.titleAccounting for Life-History Strategies and Timescales in Marine Restoration
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoCIIMAR - Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental
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