Quantitative Ecology and the Brown Trout

Paperback | February 17, 2004

byJ. M. Elliott

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This book provides, for the first time, a synthesiws of quantitative information on the ecology of the brown trout, including sea-trout, and comparisons with closely related species such as the Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, and rainbow trout. Much of this work, especially the case studies,is relevant to general problems in quantitative animal ecology as well as to fisheries management. One theme emphasized throughout is the development, testing, and use of realistic mathematical models as important tools for conservation and management of fish and other animals.

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This book provides, for the first time, a synthesiws of quantitative information on the ecology of the brown trout, including sea-trout, and comparisons with closely related species such as the Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, and rainbow trout. Much of this work, especially the case studies,is relevant to general problems in quantitat...

J. M. Elliott is at Windermere Laboratory, Freshwater Biological Association.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:298 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.71 inPublished:February 17, 2004Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198540906

ISBN - 13:9780198540908

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the brown trout and quantitative ecology2. The brown trout, a successful polytypic species3. Case-study: population dynamics of migratory brown trout in Black Brows Beck, 1966-19904. Growth and energetics of brown trout5. Case-study: growth and production of migratory brown trout in Black Brows Beck, 1966-19906. Ecological differences between brown trout populations7. Natural selection and genetic differences between brown trout8. Mechanisms responsible for population regulation in young brown trout9. General conclusionsReferencesAuthor indexSubject index

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This is a very carefully planned and well-written book. Its aims and overall structure are clearly outlined at the start and its conclusions spelled out as seven key points in the concludijng chapter. Elliott's style of writing is simple and concise ... As a result, the book provides adetailed and informative but easily-assimilated review of what must count as one of the key ecological studies of recent times. Felicity Huntingford, University of Glasgow, TREE, Vol. 10, No. 2, February 1995