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Ecology of teleost fishes

Author: R J Wootton
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1990.
Series: Fish and fisheries series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An integrated approach synthesizing empirical studies on the ecology of teleost fishes. The author describes recent research concerning important theoretical advances in the areas of growth and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wootton, R.J. (Robert J.).
Ecology of teleost fishes.
London ; New York : Chapman and Hall, 1990
(OCoLC)645910145
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R J Wootton
ISBN: 0412317206 9780412317200 0412317303 9780412317309 0412317273 9780412317279
OCLC Number: 19970482
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: ix, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction.- 1.1 The diversity of teleost fishes.- 1.2 Defining the problem.- 1.3 Organization of the text.- 1.4 Adaptive response to environmental change.- 1.5 Summary and conclusions.- 2 Environmental and organismic constraints.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Body form and locomotion.- 2.3 Respiration and gill structure.- 2.4 Sensory capacities.- 2.5 Summary and conclusions.- 3 Feeding.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Trophic categories in fishes.- 3.3 Morphological adaptations for feeding.- 3.4 Diet composition.- 3.5 Temporal changes in diet composition.- 3.6 Factors that determine the rate of food consumption.- 3.7 Flexibility in the feeding ecology of fishes.- 3.8 Summary and conclusions.- 4 Bioenergetics.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Structure of an energy budget.- 4.3 Effects of environmental factors on metabolism.- 4.4 Examples of energy budgets.- 4.5 Summary and conclusions.- 5 Use of time and space.- 5.1 Introducton.- 5.2 Methods of studying the use of time and space.- 5.3 Temporal patterns of fish movement.- 5.4 Patterns and movement and the use of space.- 5.5 Summary and conclusions.- 6 Growth.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Definition and measurement of growth.- 6.3 Patterns of growth.- 6.4 Factors affecting growth rates.- 6.5 Endogenous control of growth rates.- 6.6 Modelling the growth of fish.- 6.7 Summary and conclusions.- 7 Reproduction.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Timing of reproduction.- 7.3 The site of reproduction.- 7.4 Allocation of resources to reproduction.- 7.5 Allocation to individual progeny.- 7.6 Unusual reproductive strategies.- 7.7 Summary and conclusions.- 8 Biotic interactions: I. Predation and parasitism.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Predation.- 8.3 Pathogens.- 8.4 Summary and conclusions.- 9 Biotic interactions: II. Competition and mutualism.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Competition.- 9.3 Mutualism.- 9.4 Summary and conclusions.- 10 Dynamics of population abundance and production.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 Defining the population.- 10.3 Estimation of fish abundance.- 10.4 Measures of the rate of population change.- 10.5 Measurement of mortality rates.- 10.6 Patterns of mortality in fish populations.- 10.7 Regulation of fish populations and the stock-recruitment relationship.- 10.8 Models of population growth.- 10.9 Concept of production.- 10.10 Measurement of production.- 10.11 Bioenergetic basis of production.- 10.12 Magnitude of population production.- 10.13 Summary and conclusions.- 11 Life-history strategies.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 Evolution of life-history patterns.- 11.3 Cost of reproduction and the consequences.- 11.4 Bioenergetics of life-history patterns.- 11.5 Phenotypic plasticity of life-history traits.- 11.6 Life-history patterns and exploitation.- 11.7 Summary and conclusions.- 12 Fish assemblages.- 12.1 Introduction.- 12.2 General patterns of species diversity.- 12.3 Historical factors in species diversity.- 12.4 Contemporary determinants of species diversity.- 12.5 Examples of fish assemblages.- 12.6 Characteristics of fish assemblages.- 12.7 Community-wide properties.- 12.8 Summary and conclusions.- References.- Species Index.
Series Title: Fish and fisheries series, 1.
Responsibility: Robert J. Wootton.

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