Optimal growth strategies under divergent predation pressure.

@article{Aikio2013OptimalGS,
  title={Optimal growth strategies under divergent predation pressure.},
  author={Sami Aikio and G{\'a}bor Herczeg and Anna Kuparinen and Juha Meril{\"a}},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={
          318-31
        }
}
The conditions leading to gigantism in nine-spined sticklebacks Pungitius pungitius were analysed by modelling fish growth with the von Bertalanffy model searching for the optimal strategy when the model's growth constant and asymptotic fish size parameters are negatively related to each other. Predator-related mortality was modelled through the increased risk of death during active foraging. The model was parameterized with empirical growth data of fish from four different populations and… CONTINUE READING
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