Effects of density dependence, zooplankton and temperature on blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou growth
|Author(s)||Trenkel Verena1, Lorance Pascal1, Fassler S. M. M.2, Hoines A. S.3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, F-44311 Nantes 3, France.
2 : Wageningen Inst Marine Resources & Ecosyst Studie, NL-1970 AB Ijmuiden, Netherlands.
3 : Inst Marine Res, NO-5817 Bergen, Norway.
|Source||Journal Of Fish Biology (0022-1112) (Wiley-blackwell), 2015-10 , Vol. 87 , N. 4 , P. 1019-1030|
|WOS© Times Cited||8|
|Keyword(s)||environmental effect, food availability, trophic conditions, von Bertalanffy|
|Abstract||Blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou mean total length at age in the north-east Atlantic Ocean was found to vary by around ±6% during the period 2004–2011 and mean mass at age by ±22% during the years 1981–2013. Linear modelling provided strong evidence that these phenotypic growth variations can be explained by trophic conditions, mainly negative density dependence and also food availability, and a negative long-term temperature effect on asymptotic siz|