Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Early Life History of Marine Fishes$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bruce Miller and Sirpa Nummela

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249721

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249721.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 20 May 2022

Population Dynamics and Recruitment

Population Dynamics and Recruitment

Chapter:
(p.180) (p.181) Chapter 6 Population Dynamics and Recruitment
Source:
Early Life History of Marine Fishes
Author(s):

Bruce S. Miller

Arthur W. Kendall

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249721.003.0007

Population dynamics is the study of fluctuations in abundance of populations. It considers how much populations vary, and over what timescales, and seeks to find the causes of these variations. Much of the study of population dynamics in fishes has focused on recruitment, since variations in annual reproductive output of populations seem to drive population abundance in most fishes. Recruitment is the number of juveniles in a population that annually survives the egg and larval stages. This chapter discusses the population dynamics of fishes, focusing on specific topics such as the factors affecting fish egg, larvae, and juvenile survival, causes of fish population fluctuations, and life history of fishes. This chapter also presents the different recruitment studies that have been conducted, discusses the future direction of recruitment studies.

Keywords:   fishes, population dynamics, fish eggs, early life stages, larval fish, developmental stages

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.