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The Biogeographic Importance of Buoyancy in Macroalgae: A Case Study of the Southern Bull-Kelp Genus Durvillaea (Phaeophyceae), Including Descriptions of Two New Species

Fraser, Ceridwen; Velasquez, Marcel; Nelson, Wendy A.; Macaya, Erasmo C; Hay, Cameron H.


Long‐distance dispersal plays a key role in evolution, facilitating allopatric divergence, range expansions, and species movement in response to environmental change. Even species that seem poorly suited to dispersal can sometimes travel long distances, for example via hitchhiking with other, more intrinsically dispersive species. In marine macroalgae, buoyancy can enable adults-and diverse hitchhikers-to drift long distances, but the evolution and role of this trait are poorly understood. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Phycology
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12939


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