Migration Ecology of Marine Fishes by David Hallock Secor

By David Hallock Secor

Not seeing that F. R. Harden Jones released his masterwork on fish migration in 1968 has a publication so completely demystified the topic. With gorgeous readability, David Hallock Secor’s Migration Ecology of Fishes eventually penetrates the clandestine nature of marine fish migration.

Secor explains how the 4 a long time of analysis in view that Jones’s vintage have hired digital-age technologies—including digital miniaturization, computing, microchemistry, ocean watching platforms, and telecommunications—that render overt the formerly hidden migration behaviors of fish. rising from the thousands of saw, telemetered, simulated, and chemically traced move paths is an appreciation of the person fish. participants of a similar populations may well remain positioned, discover, hold up, speed up, evacuate, and alter path as they conditionally reply to their marine life. yet instead of a morass of person behaviors, Secor exhibits us that populations are jointly prepared via partial migration, which reasons teams of people to embark on very diversified migration pathways regardless of being participants of a similar inhabitants.

Case stories in the course of the booklet emphasize how migration ecology confounds present fisheries administration. but, as Secor explains, conservation frameworks that explicitly reflect on the effect of migration on yield, balance, and resilience results have the capability to rework fisheries administration. a man-made therapy of all marine fish taxa (teleosts and elasmobranchs), this e-book employs explanatory frameworks from avian and platforms ecology whereas arguing that migrations are emergent phenomena, based via education, phenotypic plasticity, and different collective organizations.

The e-book presents overviews of the subsequent options: • The comparative circulate ecology of fishes and birds • The alignment of mating platforms with larval dispersal • education and migration as diversifications to marine foodstuff webs • Natal homing • Connectivity in populations and metapopulations • The contribution of migration ecology to inhabitants resilience

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