Comparing globally-distributed population of Pomatomus saltatrix: Life histories and fisheries
- Francis Juanes
|Sabbatical Fellow||25th August 2006—31st May 2007||Participant List|
Pomatomus saltatrix is a migratory fish species with targeted fisheries throughout its global distribution. I will review the life history and ecology of the adult stages of P. saltatrix from global populations using data obtained from fisheries biologists and managers. I will produce a species phylogeny based on analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA from samples being collected presently. I will then use the life history data and genetic results to separate life history traits across populations to account for phylogenetic effects and thus isolate environmental and fishing effects. Finally, I will collect information on the current status of bluefish populations around the world. My results will for the first time quantify the degree to which populations of a global fish species are adapted to their local environment and will help focus future research efforts.
|Type||Product of NCEAS Research|
|Data Set||Juanes, Francis. 2007. Bluefish life histories. (Abstract) (Online version)|