Effects of density dependence, zooplankton and temperature on blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou growth

Type Article
Date 2015-10
Language English
Other localization http://zenodo.org/record/34019
Author(s) Trenkel VerenaORCID1, Lorance PascalORCID1, 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
DOI 10.1111/jfb.12775
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
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