Size

An individual’s size characterizes its physiology and feeding ecology and is a master trait that can be correlated with life history strategy, fecundity, offspring success, etc., etc. As such, the size-structure of a population is linked to its production and resilience in the face of exploitation.   Our efforts to explain and predict size variation in time and space include: 

 

K.H. Andersen, T. Berge, R.J. Gonçalves, M. Hartvig, J. Heuschele, S. Hylander, N.S. Jacobsen, C. Lindemann, E.A. Martens, A.B. Neuheimer*, K. Olsson, A. Palacz, F. Prowe, J. Sainmont, S.J. Traving, A.W. Visser, N. Wadhwa, and T. Kiørboe. 2016. Characteristic Sizes of Life in the Oceans, from Bacteria to Whales. Annual Review of Marine Science. 8:3.1-3.25. (link) Note: Fig. 7 has been corrected.  Please email ABN for more information.

 

Neuheimer, A.B.*, M. Hartvig, J. Heuschele, S. Hylander, T. Kiørboe, K.H. Olsson, J. Sainmont, and K.H. Andersen. In press. Adult and offspring size in the ocean over 17 orders of magnitude follows two life history strategies. Ecology. (linkpdf). Note correction to Fig. 2 to right.  Journal has been notified.

Neuheimer, A.B.*, M. Hartvig, J. Heuschele, S. Hylander, T. Kiørboe, K.H. Olsson, J. Sainmont, and K.H. Andersen. 2015. Adult and offspring size in the ocean: A database of size metrics and conversion factors. Ecology DOI: 10.1890/15-1261. (link)

Also see: Neuheimer, A.B., Hartvig, M., Heuschele, J., Hylander, S., Kiørboe, T., Olsson, K.H., Sainmont, J.,  Andersen, K.H. 2015. Offspring Size in Marine Animals. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 96:662–663. (link

 
 

Neuheimer, A.B.*, R.E. Thresher, J.M. Lyle & J.M. Semmens. 2011. Tolerance limit for fish growth exceeded by warming waters. Nature Climate Change 1:110-113. (link)

 

Neuheimer, A.B.* & C.T. Taggart. 2010. Can changes in length-at-age and maturation timing in Scotian Shelf haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) be explained by fishing?  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 854-865. (linkpdf)

 

Neuheimer, A.B.*, C.T. Taggart & K.T. Frank.  2008. Size-at-age in haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) - application of the growing degree-day (GDD) metric.  Proceedings of the 24th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium: Resiliency of Gadid Stocks to Fishing and Climate Change Symposium, 111-123. (pdf)

 

Neuheimer, A.B.* & C.T. Taggart.  2007.  The growing degree-day and fish size-at-age: the overlooked metric.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64: 375-385. (linkpdf)

 

Neuheimer, A.B.* 2007. Growth in fishes: size-at-age, temperature and food. Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.