Early Life History and a Modeling Framework for Lobster ( Homarus Americanus ) Populations in the Gulf of Maine

  title={Early Life History and a Modeling Framework for Lobster ( Homarus Americanus ) Populations in the Gulf of Maine},
  author={Lewis S. Incze and Richard A. Wahle and Nicholas D. Wolff and Carl L. Wilson and Robert S Steneck and Eric R. Annis and Peter Lawton and Huijie Xue and Yong Chen},
Beginning in the late 1980s, lobster (Homarus americanus) landings for the state of Maine and the Bay of Fundy increased to levels more than three times their previous 20-year means. Reduced predation may have permitted the expansion of lobsters into previously inhospitable territory, but we argue that in this region the spatial patterns of recruitment and the abundance of lobsters are substantially driven by events governing the earliest life history stages, including the abundance and… CONTINUE READING


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