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Individual-based modelling of life history traits and recruitment mechan isms of pelagic fish populations

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Original title: Individu gebaseerde modellering van levensgeschiedeniskenmerken en rekru teringsmechanismen in pelagische vispopulaties
Period: October 2004 till March 2005
Status: Completed

Thesaurus term: Marine biology

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  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek, more, partner

This research project aims to develop evolutionary individual based models which couple selection pressures to spatio-temporal patterns of migration and spawning of pelagic fish populations. The environment is represented by advection and diffusion coefficients, ice cover, solar irradiance, temperature, turbidity and prey and predator availability. Model organisms are the Antarctic silverfish, the North Sea herring and the freshwater sardine, which has been introduced in Lake Kariba (Zimbabwe). The life history of each species is simulated using individual-based modelling (dynamic state variable models and neural networks).

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