TitleCoastal upwelling is linked to temporal genetic variability in the acorn barnacle Balanus glandula
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBarshis, DJ, Sotka, EE, Kelly, RP, Sivasundar, A, Menge, B, Barth, JA, Palumbi, SR
JournalMarine Ecology Progress Series
Type of ArticleJournal Article

{Dispersal and recruitment are central processes that shape the geographic and temporal distributions of populations of marine organisms. However, significant variability in factors such as reproductive output, larval transport, survival, and settlement success can alter the genetic identity of recruits from year to year. We designed a temporal and spatial sampling protocol to test for genetic heterogeneity among adults and recruits from multiple time points along a similar to 400 km stretch of the Oregon (USA) coastline. In total, 2824 adult and recruiting Balanus glandula were sampled between 2001 and 2008 from 9 sites spanning the Oregon coast. Consistent with previous studies, we observed high mitochondrial DNA diversity at the cytochrome oxidase I locus (884 unique haplotypes) and little to no spatial genetic population structure among the 9 sites (Phi(ST) = 0.00026

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