2022 Alaska Fisheries Science Center Groundfish Seminar -- Sabrina Beyers
Reproductive plasticity in California rockfishes in response to variable environmental conditions
Rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) of the California Current Ecosystem are live-bearers and exhibit variation in the frequency of reproduction and fecundity. We analyzed a 20+ year time series of fecundity data in central California and manipulated temperature and food in the lab to show how reproductive output correlates with body condition and is influenced by the environment. Our results improve estimates of population reproductive potential, important for management.