Striped Bass and Atlantic Menhaden Predator–Prey Dynamics: Model Choice Makes the Difference

May 11, 2020

Research and development of alternative estimates of predation mortality on Atlantic menhaden with a simpler biomass dynamic predator-prey model.

A version of multispecies virtual population analysis (MSVPA‐X) had been the sole means of evaluating predation mortality by Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix), and Weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) on Atlantic Menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) during 1982–2008. Simplified models may offer a different view of predation, so we developed alternative estimates of predation mortality on Atlantic Menhaden with a simpler biomass dynamic predator–prey (Steele–Henderson or S–H) model. 


James H. Uphoff Jr., Alexei Sharov. 2018. Striped Bass and Atlantic Menhaden Predator–Prey Dynamics: Model Choice Makes the Difference. Published in American Fisheries Society Volume 10:4, pages 370–385. https://doi.org/10.1002/mcf2.10030.

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