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Climate Change and Distribution Shifts in Marine Fishes
We show that the distributions of both exploited and nonexploited North Sea fishes have responded markedly to recent increases in sea temperature, with nearly two-thirds of species shifting in mean
Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries
Anthropogenic global warming has significantly influenced physical and biological processes at global and regional scales. The observed and anticipated changes in global climate present significant
Extinction vulnerability in marine populations
There is an urgent need for improved methods of detecting marine extinctions at various spatial scales, and for predicting the vulnerability of species.
Marine Fisheries Ecology
1. Marine fisheries ecology: an introduction2. Marine ecology and production processes3. Fished Species: life histories and distribution4. Population structure in space and time5. Fishing gears and
Life history correlates of responses to fisheries exploitation
We use an approach based on phylogenetic comparisons to identify life history correlates of abundance trends in 18 intensively exploited fish stocks from the north–east Atlantic. After accounting for
Structural change in an exploited fish community: a consequence of differential fishing effects on species with contrasting life histories
This is the first study to link exploitation responses of an entire community to the life histories of individual species, demonstrating that fishing has greater effects on slower growing, larger species with later maturity and lower rates of potential population increase.
An ESS model of mutual mate choice is presented, which explicitly incorporates differences between males and females in life history traits that determine the costs and benefits of choice, and demonstrates that sex differences in costs of choice are likely to have a much stronger effect on choosiness than are differences in quality variation.
Fishery Stability, Local Extinctions, and Shifts in Community Structure in Skates
This work examined two time series of species-specific surveys of a relatively stable skate fishery in the northeast Atlantic and revealed the disappearance of two skate species and confirmed a previously documented decline of the common skate.
Conservation benefits of marine reserves for fish populations
It is confirmed that marine reserves benefit fish populations and the need for monitoring prior to reserve establishment is highlighted to provide more accurate, habitat-controlled studies of the effects of marine reserves on fish populations.