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Title: Population Biology Branch
Short Name: Population Biology Branch (PBB)
Status: In Work

The NEFSC's Population Biology Branch investigates and documents the biology and ecology of fishes in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Products and services focus on growth, reproduction, feeding, and movements of marine fishes. The branch has programs in Woods Hole, MA (Fishery Biology Program, Food Web Dynamics Program) and Narragansett, RI (Apex Predators Program).


Research products from the Population Biology Branch are used in original research publications, as data in stock assessment models, and for management advice.

Feeding data analyses and trophic modeling studies investigate ecosystem-level processes and management.


The principal species of interest for such investigations are groundfishes (cods, hakes, and flounders), pelagic fishes (mackerel, herring), elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, and rays), and select invertebrates (surfclam, squid, and northern shrimp).


Theme Keywords

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None cod
None flounder
None hake
None northern shrimp
None pelagic fish
None rays
None sharks
None skates
None squid
None surf clam

Temporal Keywords

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None continuous

Spatial Keywords

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None North Atlantic



CC ID: 184710
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

Population Biology Branch webpage.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Project Apex Predators Program
Data Set Enhanced Biological Sampling Data
Project Fishery Biology Program
Project Food Web Dynamics Program

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 22551
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:22551
Metadata Record Created By: Joan Palmer
Metadata Record Created: 2014-11-13 11:19+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-06-28
Owner Org: NEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-06-28
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-06-28