Lecture Notes in Biomathematics

The Exploitation of Evolving Resources

Proceedings of an International Conference, held at Jülich, Germany, September 3–5, 1991

Editors: Stokes, T.Kevin, McGlade, Jacqueline M., Law, Richard (Eds.)

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The impact of man on the biosphere is profound. Quite apart from our capacity to destroy natural ecosystems and to drive species to extinction, we mould the evolution of the survivors by the selection pressures we apply to them. This has implications for the continued health of our natural biological resources and for the way in which we seek to optimise yield from those resources. Of these biological resources, fish stocks are particularly important to mankind as a source of protein. On a global basis, fish stocks provide the major source of protein for human consumption from natural ecosystems, amounting to some seventy million tonnes in 1970. Although fisheries management has been extensively developed over the last century, it has not hitherto considered the evolutionary consequences of fishing activity. While this omission may not have been serious in the past, the ever increasing intensity of exploitation and the deteriorating health of fish stocks has generated an urgent need for a better understanding of evolution driven by harvesting and the implications of this for fish stock management. The foundations for this understanding for the most part come from recent developments in evolutionary biology and are not generally available to fisheries scientists. The purpose of this book is to provide this basis in a form that is both accessible and relevant to fisheries biology.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Fishing as a Cause of Evolution in Fishes

    Policansky, David

    Pages 1-18

  • Selection Differentials in Male and Female North Sea Plaice and Changes in Maturation and Fecundity

    Rijnsdorp, A. D.

    Pages 19-36

  • Growth and Fecundity Changes in Flatfish

    Horwood, Joseph

    Pages 37-43

  • The Effects of Fishing on the Timing of Maturity in North Sea Cod (Gadus Morhua L.)

    Rowell, Catherine A

    Pages 44-61

  • Influence of Human Activity on Properties of Atlantic Salmon Populations

    Sharov, A. F. (et al.)

    Pages 62-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Exploitation of Evolving Resources
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of an International Conference, held at Jülich, Germany, September 3–5, 1991
Editors
  • T.Kevin Stokes
  • Jacqueline M. McGlade
  • Richard Law
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Biomathematics
Series Volume
99
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-48394-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-48394-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-57242-8
Series ISSN
0341-633X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
Topics