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Biogeography

Biogeography

Theoretical ecology suggests that competition between species and predator-prey interactions are modulated by the quality and quantity of suitable habitat. In the ocean environment, shifts in ocean conditions can directly influence the boundaries of suitable habitat and thus may be a critical factor governing the spatial distribution and interaction between key species in the Bering Sea. Here we provide a preliminary assessment of the biogeography of summer distributions of forage fish in the Bering Sea and their relationship to oceanographic features. The complete poster may be found at ftp://ftp.afsc.noaa.gov/posters/pHollowed04_ ebs-forage-fish.pdf.

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