ForewordnnChapter 1: Past, Present and Future Trends in the Use of Computers in Fisheries Research by Bernard Megrey and Erlend MoksnessnChapter 2: The Consumption and Production of Fisheries Information in the Digital Age by Janet Webster and Eleanor Uhlinger nChapter 3: Extended Guide to Some Computerized Artificial Intelligence Methods by Saul B. Saila nChapter 4: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) In Fisheries Management and Research by Geoff Meaden nChapter 5: Remote sensing by Olav R. Godø and Eirik Tenningen nChapter 6: Quantitative research surveys of fish stocks by Kenneth G. Foote nChapter 7: Geostatistics and their applications to fisheries survey data: a history of ideas, 1990-2007 by Pierre Petitgas nChapter 8: Ecosystem Modeling using the Ecopath with Ecosim approach by Marta Coll, Alida Bundy and Lynne ShannonnChapter 9: Image Recognition by Thomas T. Noji and Ferren MacIntyre nChapter 10: Visualization in fisheries oceanography: new approaches for the rapid exploration of coastal ecosystems by Albert J. Hermann and Christopher W. Moore nChapter 11: Computers in Fisheries Population Dynamics by Mark N. Maunder, Jon T. Shnute and James N. IanellinChapter 12: Multispecies Modelling of Fish Populations by Kenneth A. Rose and Shaye E. Sable nChapter 13: Computers and the Future of Fisheries by Dr. Carl J. Walters nnnContributorsnSpecies indexnSubject index
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.
Provides a unique historical perspective of the application of computers to fisheries research and natural resource management
Second edition extensively updated and revised