Shaping Evolution

Bringing the Big Fish Back

Bringing the Big Fish Back

By Eric P. Palkovacs, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC Fish are smaller today than they were several decades ago. In my previous column, I described how the selective removal of large fish can cause evolutionary downsizing in harvested populations. Here, I discuss how evolutionarily informed conservation strategies can be designed to […]



Where Have All The Big Fish Gone?

Where Have All The Big Fish Gone?

By Eric P. Palkovacs, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC If you have noticed that your catch has gotten smaller over the past several decades, you need not despair that your memory or fishing skills are failing you. On a global scale, fish are indeed getting smaller. So, where have all the […]