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Western Australian Marine Science Institution


School of Science / Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research


Western Australian Marine Science
Institution as part of the WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program, a $30M program with seed funding of
$12M provided by State government as part of the Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy.

The Program has been made possible through co-investment from the WAMSI Joint Venture partners and further enabled by data and information provided by Woodside Energy Ltd.


Richards, Z., Berry, O., Underwood, J., McMahon, K., Travers, M., Moore, G., Hernawan, U., DiBattista, J., Evans, R., Gilmour, J. (2017). Ecological Connectivity of Kimberley Marine Communities. Synthesis report of Project 1.1.3 prepared for the Kimberley Marine Research Program, Western Australian Marine Science Institution, Perth, Western Australia, 17pp.


The overarching objective of KMRP Project 1.1.3 (Ecological Connectivity of Kimberley Marine Communities) was to provide the first estimates of ecological connectivity across multiple spatial scales for a suite of model/priority marine organisms in the Kimberley. More specifically, this project aimed to provide species-specific estimates of realised connectivity at a reef-scale ( < 1 > km), inter-reef scale (1-100 km) and inter-region scale (100 + km) through genetic analyses of seven key animals and plants with contrasting dispersive life histories that are representative of common taxa.

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