ArticleFindlay, Amy M.Variation in settlement of kelp bass, Paralabrax clathratus, from the pelagic to benthic environment was monitored daily during the summer 1998 on the leeward side of Santa Catalina Island, California. Settlement collectors were placed underwater on b . . .
ArticleA Simple Method For Estimating Larval Supply In Reef Fishes And A Preliminary Test Of Population Limitation By Larval Delivery In The Kelp Bass Paralabrax ClathratusFindlay, Amy M.This paper describes a method for estimating larval supply of a temperate reef fish, the kelp bass Paralabrax clathratus, that is simple, inexpensive, requires relatively low effort, and integrates larval supply over time. Using this method, we sample . . .
ArticleMusical Chairs Mortality Functions: Density-Dependent Deaths Caused By Competition For Unguarded RefugesSamhouri, Jameal F.Structural refuges within which prey can escape from predators can be an important limiting resource for the prey. In a manner that resembles the childhood game of musical chairs, many prey species rapidly retreat to shared, unguarded refuges whenever . . .
ArticleSpatial Density Dependence Scales Up But Does Not Produce Temporal Density Dependence In A Reef FishSteele, Mark A.Field experiments provide rigorous tests of ecological hypotheses but are typically of short duration and use small spatial replicates. We assessed empirically whether the results of experiments testing for density dependence applied at larger spatial . . .