Computers in Fisheries Research

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Bernard A. Megrey, Erlend Moksness
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 26, 2008 - Science - 422 pages
The first edition of this book was published by Chapman and Hall Ltd. in 1996. The first edition contained nine chapters and, for all except one chapter, the original chapter authors agreed to update their chapter. Comparing these chapters gives the reader an idea of the development over a time span of more than 10 years between the two editions. In the preparation of the second edition we decided to add more chapters reflecting some important fields with significant contributions to present day fishery research. These are the use of internet for searching of information (Chapter 2), and the present state and use of remote sensing (Chapter 5), ecosystem modeling (Chapter 8) and visualization of data (Chapter 10). This second edition provides a valuable sampling of contemporary applications. Scientists have an opportunity to evaluate the suitability of different computer technology applications to their particular research situation thereby taking advantage of the experience of others. The chapters that follow are the fruition of this idea. The history behind this book started in 1989 when we were asked by Dr. Vidar Wespestad (previously: Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, USA) to prepare and convene a session at the 1992 World Fishery Congress in Athens, Greece on computer applications in fisheries. We agreed that the idea was a good one and the computer session in 1992 turned out to be very successful.
 

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Contents

Past Present and Future Trends in the Use of Computers in Fisheries Research
1
The Consumption and Production of Fisheries Information in the Digital Age
31
Extended Guide to Some Computerized Artificial Intelligence Methods
69
Geographical Information Systems GIS in Fisheries Management and Research
93
Remote Sensing
121
Quantitative Research Surveys of Fish Stocks
145
Geostatistics and Their Applications to Fisheries Survey Data A History of Ideas 19902007
191
Ecosystem Modelling Using the Ecopath with Ecosim Approach
225
Image Recognition
293
Visualization in Fisheries Oceanography New Approaches for the Rapid Exploration of Coastal Ecosystems
317
Computers in Fisheries Population Dynamics
337
Multispecies Modeling of Fish Populations
373
Computers and the Future of Fisheries
399
Species Index
413
Subject Index
415
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