Is bigger really better? Towards improved models for testing how Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolt size impacts marine survival.

Gregory, S.D., Armstrong, J. and Britton, J.R., 2018. Is bigger really better? Towards improved models for testing how Atlantic salmon Salmo salar smolt size impacts marine survival. Journal of Fish Biology, 92 (3), pp. 579-592.

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DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13550

Abstract

A general framework is presented that should enhance our understanding of how intrinsic factors, such as body size, and extrinsic factors, such as climate, affect the dynamics and demographics of fish populations. Effects of intrinsic factors, notably studies relating juvenile Atlantic salmon Salmo salar body size to their probability to return as an adult, are often context-dependent and anecdotal, due to data constraints. By merit of its flexible specification, this framework should admit datasets with a range of situation-specific nuances, collected using different approaches, and thereby deliver more general and robust findings for more effective population management.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0022-1112
Uncontrolled Keywords:smolt body size; migration; lifecycle; state-space model; Bayesian
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30204
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:16 Jan 2018 16:48
Last Modified:09 Apr 2018 14:22

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