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Quantitative Ecology and the Brown Trout

Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution (OSEE)

By: JM Elliott

246 pages, 70 line illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 1994 | #28735 | ISBN: 0198540906
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #28734 | ISBN: 0198546785
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Provides a synthesis of quantitative information on the ecology of brown trout, including sea trout, and comparisons with closely related species such as Atlantic/Pacific salmon and Rainbow trout. A key theme throughout the book is the development, testing and use of realistic mathematical models as important tools for conservation and management of fish as well as other animal species. Of interest to fish biologists, population ecologists and those involved in fisheries management.


1. Introduction: the brown trout and quantitative ecology; 2. The brown trout, a successful polytypic species; 3. Case-study: population dynamics of migratory brown trout in Black Brows Beck, 1966-1990; 4. Growth and energetics of brown trout; 5. Case-study: growth and production of migratory brown trout in Black Brows Beck, 1966-1990; 6. Ecological differences between brown trout populations; 7. Natural selection and genetic differences between brown trout; 8. Mechanisms responsible for population regulation in young brown trout; 9. General conclusions; References; Author index; Subject index

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