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Recruitment

MARK CARR and CRAIG SYMS

in The Ecology of Marine Fishes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780520246539
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520246539.003.0015
Recruitment

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Together, spatial and temporal variation in recruitment can have a profound effects on the distribution, dynamics and spatial characteristics, size, age, and genetic structure of reef fish populations. It is not surprising, therefore, that the concept and study of recruitment has long been central to the understanding of demersal fish population and community dynamics and fisheries science. This chapter explains what fish recruitment is, why it is important, what people know about it for the nearshore fishes of California, what they need to know, and how this information is important with respect to management and conservation.

Keywords: reef fish populations; demersal fish population; community dynamics; fisheries science; nearshore fishes; fish recruitment; California

Chapter.  17133 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aquatic Biology

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