new paper published: Using an integral projection model to assess the effect of temperature on the growth of gilthead seabream Sparus

Posted on June 6, 2018 in Research by . Share this article

Cross-sections of the left sagittal otolith from a six-year-old S. aurata individual caught in May 2002.

Grantham Supervisor Dylan Childs has co-authored a paper, ‘Using an integral projection model to assess the effect of temperature on the growth of gilthead seabream Sparus’.

Dylan, a population biologist, explains the importance of the paper:

We investigated how increasing summer temperatures affect the growth of gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Our analysis indicates that warming will have a significant impact on S. aurata size-at-age, with important implications for stock assessment and management of this commercially important species.

You can read the paper here