© 1997

Early Life History and Recruitment in Fish Populations

  • R. Christopher Chambers
  • Edward A. Trippel

Part of the Chapman & Hall Fish and Fisheries Series book series (FIFI, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Prologue. Recruitment in fish populations: the paradigm shift generated by ICES Committee A

  3. Parent-Progeny Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-30
    2. Edward A. Trippel, Olav S. Kjesbu, Per Solemdal
      Pages 31-62
    3. Webster Van Winkle, Brian J. Shuter, Brady D. Holcomb, Henriette I. Jager, Jeffrey A. Tyler, Shree Y. Whitaker
      Pages 103-137
  4. Selective Processes in the Early Life History

  5. Contribution of Early Life History Studies to our Understanding of Recruitment

About this book


Many of the processes influencing recruitment to an adult fish population or entry into a fishery occur very early in life. The variations in life histories and behaviours of young fish and the selective processes operating on this variation ultimately determine the identities and abundance of survivors.
This important volume brings together contributions from many of the world's leading researchers from the field of fish ecology. The book focuses on three major themes of pressing importance in the analysis of the role that the early life history of fishes plays in the number and quality of recruits: the selective processes at play in their early life history; the contributions of early life history to the understanding of recruitment.


behavior ecology fish

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Christopher Chambers
    • 1
  • Edward A. Trippel
    • 2
  1. 1.National Marine Fisheries Service Northeast Fisheries Science CenterJames J. Howard Marine Sciences LaboratoryHighlandsUSA
  2. 2.St Andrews Biological StationDepartment of Fisheries and Oceans CanadaSt AndrewsCanada

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