Settlement and recruitment of marine invertebrates: A perspective and some proposals
The papers on settlement and recruitment presented at the workshop are summarized. Together they represent the research approaches of behaviorists and embryologists. Three major categories of current research are examined: induction of metamorphosis, settlement, and recruitment. Probable fruitless and fruitful study areas are assessed. Topics deserving new emphasis are: evaluation of interactions of environmental stimuli; expansion of work on the chemistry of metamorphic inducers; preparation of predictive models of recruitment at five scales; and research with larvae in flumes where hydrostatic conditions can be controlled.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1986-09-01
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