Climate change and marine metapopulation: The dispersal mediated effects


With ongoing rapid climate change, marine species with bipartite life cycle; a sedentary adult phase and larval pelagic phase, are subjected to effects that increase adult mortality, modify pelagic features such as larval duration as well as ocean currents. In this project, I considered the indirect effects of both abiotic ocean currents and temperature-prone larval duration to investigate the combined effects of climate change on both local mortality and regional dispersal and how they affect stability of marine metapopulations.