Overcompensatory response of a smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) population to harvest: release from competition?

@article{Zipkin2008OvercompensatoryRO,
  title={Overcompensatory response of a smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) population to harvest: release from competition?},
  author={Elise F. Zipkin and Patrick J. Sullivan and Evan G. Cooch and Clifford E. Kraft and Brian J. Shuter and Brian C. Weidel},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={65},
  pages={2279-2292}
}
An intensive seven-year removal of adult, juvenile, and young-of-the-year smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolo- mieu) from a north temperate lake (Little Moose Lake, New York, USA) resulted in an increase in overall population abundance, primarily due to increased abundance of immature individuals. We developed a density-dependent, stage-struc- tured model to examine conditions under which population control through harvest could result in the increase of a tar- geted species. Parameter values… 

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