Chapter 18. Beverton and Holt's Insights into Life History Theory: Influence, Application and Future Use

  1. Andy Payne,
  2. John Cotter and
  3. Ted Potter
  1. Simon Jennings and
  2. Nick K. Dulvy

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302653.ch18

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt

How to Cite

Jennings, S. and Dulvy, N. K. (2008) Beverton and Holt's Insights into Life History Theory: Influence, Application and Future Use, in Advances in Fisheries Science: 50 years on from Beverton and Holt (eds A. Payne, J. Cotter and T. Potter), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302653.ch18

Editor Information

  1. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Author Information

  1. Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), Pakefield Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170833

Online ISBN: 9781444302653

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Keywords:

  • Beverton and Holt's insights into life history theory;
  • challenges in fish population analysis;
  • life history invariants;
  • no free lunch for Darwinian demon;
  • reproductive output;
  • life history trade-offs and reproductive rates;
  • population dynamics;
  • role of metabolism in shaping life histories

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Challenges in Fish Population Analysis

  • The Life History Invariants

  • No Free Lunch for the Darwinian Demon

  • Reproductive Output

  • Life History Trade-Offs and Reproductive Rates

  • Population Dynamics

  • The Role of Metabolism in Shaping Life Histories

  • Phylogeny and Measuring Dimensionless Ratios

  • Applications

  • Conclusions

  • References