Contemporary studies on fish feeding: the proceedings of GUTSHOP ’84

Papers from the fourth workshop on fish food habits held at the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California, U.S.A., December 2–6, 1984

  • Editors
  • Charles A. Simenstad
  • Gregor M. Cailliet

Part of the Developments in environmental biology of fishes book series (DEBF, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. Brian M. Marcotte, Howard I. Browman
    Pages 25-34
  3. John J. Govoni, George W. Boehlert, Yoshirou Watanabe
    Pages 59-78
  4. David S. White, Charlene D’Avanzo, Ivan Valiela, Carlos Lasta, Miguel Pascual
    Pages 105-112
  5. Sally J. Holbrook, Russell J. Schmitt
    Pages 135-146
  6. Mark A. Hixon
    Pages 235-258
  7. James D. Parrish, James E. Norris, Michael W. Callahan, Janice K. Callahan, Eric J. Magarifuji, Robert E. Schroeder
    Pages 285-298
  8. Barbara I. Evans, W. John O’Brien
    Pages 299-306
  9. Bruce Herbold
    Pages 315-320
  10. Charles A. Simenstad, Gregor M. Cailliet
    Pages 321-326
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 327-334

About this book


GUTSHOP '84 was the fourth in a series of workshops on various aspects of fish feeding (Table 1). Initially, the organizers merely invited regional (Pacific Northwest) fisheries scientists to share, and possibly develop mutual solutions to, the many technical problems associated with trying to obtain meaningful, quantitative information from fish stomach contents, and the subsequent statistical treatment and interpretation of the multivariate data. Since then, although not explicitly based upon any internal cycle, these scientists and increasingly more and more dispersed colleagues continued to congregate for workshop deliberations every two or three years. From the 49 attendees at the first workshop, the number of participants had grown to 65 at GUTSHOP '78, and 107 at GUTSHOP '81. By the third workshop, we were drawing scientists from across the U. S. and Canada, and from as far away as Norway. The topical content of the workshops has also evolved from the predominantly technical aspects of fish collection and stomach contents processing techniques, statistical analysis, and data manipulation and presentation to considerations of theoretical ecology, bioenergetics, and behavior.


ecology fish fisheries theoretical ecology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8518-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1158-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5316
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