Fishing drives rapid evolution

Dieckmann U & Heino M (2004). Fishing drives rapid evolution. Swedish Research for Sustainability 3/4: 18-19.

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Abstract

Today, fishing is the dominant source of mortality in most commercially exploited fish stocks. Evolutionary theory predicts that increased mortality typically selects for fish
that mature younger and smaller. Recent research by fisheries scientists in Europe and North America orchestrated by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria reveals that the predicted fisheries induced evolutionary changes are indeed occurring

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Adaptive Dynamics Network (ADN)
Bibliographic Reference: Swedish Research for Sustainability; 3/4:18-19 (2004)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:16
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2016 13:53
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/7138

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