Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes

Special Issue: Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishes: New Methods, Techniques and Analysis

Editors: Carlson, John K., Goldman, Kenneth J. (Eds.)

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Shark conservation and management is often hindered by a lack of basic biological information for most species. An understanding of the age structure and growth dynamics of a population is important for effective conservation and management because this information is often utilized for determination of natural mortality and longevity. Ultimately age and growth information is used for calculation of vital rates in population models. Over the last few years there have been advances in the quantitative study of age and growth of chondrichthyan fishes. Novel approaches to ageing of various chondrichthyan fishes continue to arise.

This volume is a collection of papers on several of these topics that include new hard parts (e.g. caudal thorns) for assessments of age, new techniques for validation (e.g. bomb radiocarbon) and reexaminations of previous age and growth models. This volume also contains papers on the importance of assessing the precision and accuracy of statistical formulas, analyses, and models that are used in age and growth studies. There is currently a great deal of research being conducted, some of which is truly "pushing the envelope," in attempts to assess the life history parameters of numerous chondrichthyan fishes.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Age and growth studies of chondrichthyan fishes: the need for consistency in terminology, verification, validation, and growth function fitting

    Gregor M. Cailliet, Wade D. Smith, Henry F. Mollet, et al.

    Pages 211-228

  • Morphometric minefields—towards a measurement standard for chondrichthyan fishes

    Malcolm P. Francis

    Pages 407-421

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Special Issue: Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishes: New Methods, Techniques and Analysis
Editors
  • John K. Carlson
  • Kenneth J. Goldman
Series Title
Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5570-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5570-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5569-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7397-6
Series ISSN
0924-5316
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 213
Additional Information
Reprinted from Environmental Biology of Fishes, Volume 77 (3-4) 2006
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