Population biology

Our research in population biology aims to provide robust models for processes that are central to resource management. This includes size and density-dependent processes in fish populations and the evolutionary ecology of domestication. We also work on the population dynamics of fish diseases.

Barbour, A.B., Adams, A.J. & Lorenzen, K. (2014) Emigration-corrected seasonal survival of a size-structured fish population in a nursery habitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series 514: 191-205. PDF

Barbour, A.B., Adams, A.J. & Lorenzen, K. (2014) Size-based, seasonal, and multidirectional migrations of an estuarine fish in a habitat mosaic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 507: 263-276. PDF

Hazlerigg, C.R.E., Tyler, C.R., Lorenzen, K., Wheeler, J.R. & Thorbek, P. (2014) Population relevance of toxicant mediated changes in sex ratio in fish: an assessment using an individual-based zebrafish (Danio rerio) model. Ecological Modeling 280: 76-88. PDF

Barbour, A., Ponciano, J. & Lorenzen, K. (2013) Apparent survival estimation from continuous mark-recapture/resighting data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 846-853. PDF

Hazlerigg, C.R.E., Lorenzen, K., Thorbek, P., Wheeler, J.R. & Tyler, C.R. (2012) Density-dependent processes in the life history of fishes: evidence from laboratory populations of zebrafish Danio rerio. PLOS One 7(5): e37550. LINK

Edwards C. T. T., Hillary R. M., Levontin P., Blanchard J. & Lorenzen K. (2012) Fisheries assessment and management: a synthesis of common approaches with special reference to deepwater and data-poor stocks. Reviews in Fisheries Science 20: 126-153. PDF

Brodziak, J., Ianelli, J., Lorenzen, K. & Methot, R (Editors).(2011) Estimating natural mortality in stock assessment applications. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-119. PDF

Struve, J., Lorenzen, K., Blanchard, J., Börger, L., Bunnefeld, N., Edwards, C., Hortal, J., MacCall, A., Matthiopoulos, J., Van Moorter, B., Ozgul, A., Royer, F., Singh, N., Yesson, C. & Bernard, R. (2010) Lost in space? Searching for directions in the spatial modelling of individuals, populations and species ranges. (Meeting Report). Biology Letters 6: 575-578. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (2008) Fish population regulation beyond ‘stock and recruitment’: the role of density-dependent growth in the recruited stock. Bulletin of Marine Science 83: 181-196. PDF

Lorenzen, K. & Enberg, K. (2002) Density-dependent growth as a key mechanism in the regulation of fish populations: evidence from among-population comparisons. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 269: 49-54. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (2000) Allometry of natural mortality as a basis for assessing optimal release size in fish stocking programmes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57: 2374-2381. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (1996) The relationship between body weight and natural mortality in fish: a comparison of natural ecosystems and aquaculture. Journal of Fish Biology 49: 627-647. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (1996) A simple von Bertalanffy model for density-dependent growth in extensive aquaculture, with an application to common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Aquaculture 142: 191-205. PDF

Lorenzen, K. (1995) Population dynamics and management of culture-based fisheries. Fisheries Management and Ecology 2: 61-73. PDF

Lorenzen, K., des Clers, S.A., & Anders, K. (1991) Population dynamics of lymphocystis disease in estuarine flounder, Platichthys flesus (L.). Journal of Fish Biology 39: 577-587. PDF