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タイトル: Taiwan as a Connective Stepping-stone in the Kuroshio Traiangle and the Conservation of Coral Ecosystems under the Impacts of Climate Change
著者: Chen, Chaolun Allen
Shashank, Keshavmurthy
キーワード: climate change
connectivity
conservation
Kuroshio Triangle
scleractinian coral community
雑誌名: 黒潮圏科学 = Kuroshio Science
発行日: 25-Mar-2009
出版者: 高知大学大学院総合人間自然科学研究科黒潮圏総合科学専攻黒潮圏科学編集委員会
抄録: The Kuroshio Triangle, defined as the ocean area influenced by the strongest ocean current in the northwest Pacific, covers the coral ecosystems from the tropical Philippines, subtropical Taiwan and Okinawa, and the high latitudinal coral communities of Shikoku Island, Japan. Taiwan and its adjacent islands are situated in the midway corridor of the Kuroshio Triangle. In this paper the marine environment and scleractinian species diversity around Taiwan are reviewed, and their role in connecting upstream Philippine coral with downstream coral communities is examined along with the currently available literature. Community-based and population genetic analyses of scleractinians indicate that a distinct boundary of coral community shifting and genetic subdivision occurs around the seas of Taiwan. These results highlight the important role of Taiwanese corals in supporting not only the downstream coral reefs in Okinawa, but also those further up in the high latitudinal coral communities in Shikoku within the Kuroshio Triangle. Lastly, the knowledge gaps and potential research projects regarding the impact of climate change are highlighted to underscore the need for interdisciplinary and transboundary collaboration to elucidate connectivity issues and the future conservation of coral ecosystems in the Kuroshio Triangle.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10126/3171
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