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dc.contributor.authorPuerta, P. (Patricia)
dc.contributor.authorQuetglas, A. (Antoni) 
dc.contributor.authorHidalgo, M. (Manuel) 
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T08:43:25Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1054-6006*
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10508/10626
dc.description.abstractCephalopod populations show wide temporal fluctuations in abundance, which have usually been investigated at inter-annual scales related to environmental variability. However, cephalopods are also strongly linked to seasonal environmental fluctuations owing to their short life cycles and single seasonal breeding. Therefore, population abundance critically depends on the success of breeding and recruitment from the previous year and the optimization of resources in a narrow period of favorable conditions. This adaptation of population dynamics is paramount in marked oligotrophic systems, such as the western Mediterranean Sea. We used monthly landings per unit effort (LPUE) to explore the spatio-temporal variability in seasonal patterns of three cephalopod species (Illex coindetii, Eledone cirrhosa and Octopus vulgaris). Common trends across the study area were characterized for each species. In all cases, seasonal patterns were geographically aggregated in relation to differences in local environment (i.e., primary production and surface hydro-climatology). Variability in the mean seasonal pattern over time was also investigated under contrasting environmental or population regimes. The mean seasonal trend was more pronounced in regimes of high-population densities, suggesting a density-dependent control that can modify the strength of the environmental forcing in the seasonal patterns. Our study also evidences a spatial synchrony in the seasonal fluctuations of LPUEs. Scales of synchrony ranged from 70 to 200 km, indicating a patchy-aggregated spatial pattern as a part of complex population structures in the western Mediterranean. Improving our understanding of seasonal dynamics of cephalopods across temporal and spatial scales may lead to improved forecasts and management strategies.es_ES
dc.language.isoenges_ES
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/*
dc.subjectcephalopodses_ES
dc.subjectenvironmental variabilityes_ES
dc.subjectMediterraneanes_ES
dc.subjectpopulation dynamicses_ES
dc.subjectseasonalityes_ES
dc.subjectspatio-temporal trendses_ES
dc.titleSeasonal variability of cephalopod populations: a spatio-temporal approach in the Western Mediterranean Seaes_ES
dc.typearticlees_ES
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFisheries Oceanography, 25(4). 2016: 373-389*
dc.description.versionVersión del editores_ES
dc.date.embargoEndDateindefinidoes_ES
dc.publisher.centreCentro Oceanográfico de Baleareses_ES
dc.relation.projectIDBES-2010-030315. CTM2012-37701es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsembargoedAccesses_ES
dc.description.impact2,0440*
dc.coverage.spatialStudyMediterranean Seaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialStudyWestern Mediterranean Seaen_US


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