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New univariate characterization of fish community size structure improves precision beyond the Large Fish Indicator

@article{Lynam2017NewUC,
  title={New univariate characterization of fish community size structure improves precision beyond the Large Fish Indicator},
  author={Christopher P. Lynam and Axel G. Rossberg},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2017}
}
  • C. Lynam, A. Rossberg
  • Published 20 July 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • arXiv: Populations and Evolution
The size structure of fish-communities is an emergent high-level property of marine food webs responsive to changes in structure and function. To measure this food web property using data arising from routine fisheries surveys, a simple metric known as Typical Length has been proposed as more suitable than the Large Fish Indicator, which has been highly engineered to be responsive to fishing pressure. Typical Length avoids the inherent dependence of the Large Fish Indicator on a parameter that… 

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