Most cited fisheries models

Scientists with the greatest number of highly cited fisheries models (28 November 2013)
10 Walters CJ
8 Christensen V, Pauly D
6 Hilborn R, Punt AE
5 Ricker WE
4 Beddington JR, Clark CW, Shepherd JG, Wilen JE
3 Deriso RB, Fournier D, May RM, Schaefer MB, Smith ADM 
2 Chapman DG, Fulton EA, Gulland JA, Holt SJ, Kitchell JF, Ludwig D, McAllister MK, Polacheck T, Quinn TJ, Robson DS, Sanchirico JN
1 Another 56 scientists

Highly cited fisheries models (>100 cites, latest update 9 August 2013)
Highly cited scientific papers and books detailing mathematical models used in fisheries stock assessments and to model fisheries ecosystems. Cites summed from the ISI Web of Knowledge “Web of Science”, “Cited Reference Search”. Rank order at 5 October 2012 indicated in parentheses, (new) indicates addition on 9 August 2013, (*) indicates addition after 9 August 2013
1 (1). 3732 Ricker WE 1975 Computation and interpretation of biological statistics of fish populations. Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 191. 382 pp
2 (2). 2744 Beverton RJH and Holt SJ 1957 On the dynamics of exploited fish populations. Fisheries Investigations Series II, volume 19; Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, U.K. 533 pp
3 (3). 2134 Hilborn R and Walters CJ 1992 Quantitative fisheries stock assessment. Chapman & Hall, New York, 570 pp
4 (4). 1462 Ricker WE 1954 Stock and recruitment. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 11:559-623
5 (5). 1261 Gordon HS 1954 The economic theory of a common-property resource: the fishery. Journal of Political Economy 62:124-142
6 (6). 916 Quinn TJ & Deriso R 1999 Quantitative fish dynamics. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 560 pp
7 (7). 808 Ricker WE 1958 Handbook of computations for biological statistics of fish populations. Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 119. 300 pp
8 (*). 539 Kitchell JF et al. 1977 Applications of a bioenergetics model to yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and walleye (Stizostedion vitreum vitreum). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 34:1922-1935
9 (8). 520 Schaefer MB 1954 Some aspects of the dynamics of the population important to the management of the commercial marine fisheries. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin 1(2):25-56
10 (9). 472 Christensen V & Pauly D 1992 Ecopath II—a software for balancing steady-state ecosystem models and calculating network characteristics. Ecological Modelling 61:169-185
11 (10). 422 Volterra V 1926 Fluctuations in the abundance of a species considered mathematically. Nature 118:558-560
12 (new). 402 Haddon M 2001 Modelling and quantitative methods in fisheries. Chapman & Hall/CRC. 424pp (summed over all editions)
13 (11). 390 Gulland JA 1983 Fish stock assessment: a manual of basic methods. John Wiley & Sons, New York. FAO/Wiley Series on Food and Agriculture 1:1-223
14 (12). 383 Pope JG 1972 An investigation of the accuracy of Virtual Population Analysis using cohort analysis. International Commission for the North West Atlantic Fisheries Research Bulletin 9:65-74
15 (15). 376 Christensen V & Walters CJ 2004 Ecopath with Ecosim: methods, capabilities and limitations. Ecological Modelling 172:109-139
16 (14). 371 Walters C et al. 1997 Structuring dynamic models of exploited ecosystems from trophic mass-balance assessments. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 7:139-172
17 (13). 367 Scott A 1955 The fishery: the objectives of sole ownership. Journal of Political Economy 63:116-124
18 (18). 343 Christensen V et al. 2000 Ecopath with Ecosim: a user’s guide. Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and ICLARM, Penang, Malaysia, 131 pp (summed over all editions)
19 (16). 329 Clark CW 1985 Bioeconomic modelling and fisheries management. John Wiley & Sons, New York. 291 pp
20 (17). 323 Pauly D et al. 2000 Ecopath, Ecosim, and Ecospace as tools for evaluating ecosystem impacts of fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science 57:697-706
21 (19). 299 May RM et al. 1979 Management of multispecies fisheries. Science 205:267-277
22 (20). 294 Allen KR 1971 Relation between production and biomass. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 28:1573-1581
23 (21). 278 Polovina JJ 1984 Model of a coral reef ecosystem: the ECOPATH model and its application to French Frigate Shoals. Coral Reefs 3:1-11
24 (23). 265 Punt AE & Hilborn R 1997 Fisheries stock assessment and decision analysis: the Bayesian approach. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 7:35-63
24b (*). 258 Pauly D 1984 Fish population dynamics in tropical waters: a manual for use with programmable calculators. ICLARM Studies and Reviews 8. 325 pp
24c (*). 255 Bryan H 1977 Leisure value systems and recreational specialization: the case of trout fishermen. Journal of Leisure Research 9:174-187
25 (22). 254 Deriso RB et al. 1985 Catch-age analysis with auxiliary information. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 42:815-824
26 (26). 242 Pella JJ & Tomlinson PK 1969 A generalized stock production model. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin 13:419-496
27 (25). 238 Gulland JA 1969 Manual of methods for fish stock assessment. Part I. Fish population analysis. FAO Manuals in Fisheries Science 4:1-154
28 (24). 237 Beddington JR & May RM 1977 Harvesting natural populations in a randomly fluctuating environment. Science 197:463-465
29 (27). 235 Seber GAF & Le Cren ED 1967 Estimating population parameters from catches large relative to the population. Journal of Animal Ecology 36:631-643
30 (28). 230 Fournier D & Archibald CP 1982 A general theory for analyzing catch at age data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 39:1195-1207
31 (29). 225 Shepherd JG 1982 A versatile new stock-recruitment relationship for fisheries, and the construction of sustainable-yield curves. Journal du Conseil 40:67-75
31b (*). 219 Clark CW 1973 The economics of overexploitation. Science 181:630-634
32 (30). 212 Schaefer MB 1957 Some considerations of population dynamics and economics in relation to the management of the commercial marine fisheries. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 14:669-681
33 (33). 203 Sparre P & Venema SC 1998 Introduction to tropical fish stock assessment. Part 1. Manual. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 306.1 Rev. 2. Rome, FAO, 407 pp
=34 (32). 198 Mace PM 1994 Relationships between common biological reference points used as thresholds and targets of fisheries management strategies. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51:110-122
=34 (31). 198 DeLury DB 1947 On the estimation of biological populations. Biometrics 3:145-167
36 (35). 190 Ricker WE 1969 Effects of size-selective mortality and sampling bias on estimates of growth, mortality, production, and yield. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 26:479-541
37 (38). 188 Sainsbury KJ et al. 2000 Design of operational management strategies for achieving fishery ecosystem objectives. ICES Journal of Marine Science 57:731-741
38 (34). 186 Polacheck T 1990 Year around closed areas as management tool. Natural Resource Modeling 4:327-354
39 (45). 181 Baranov FI 1918 On the question of the biological basis of fisheries. Nauchnyi issledovatelskii iktiologisheskii Institut, Izvestiia 1(1):81-128 [incl. Baranoff TI]
40 (37). 178 Fox WW 1970 An exponential surplus-yield model for optimizing exploited fish populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 99:80-88
41 (36). 177 Schaefer MB 1957 A study of the dynamics of the fishery for yellowfin tuna in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin 2(6):245-285
=42 (39). 168 Walters CJ & Ludwig D 1981 Effects of measurement errors on the assessment of stock-recruitment relationships. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 38:704-710
=42 (41). 168 Clark CW & Munro GR 1975 The economics of fishing and modern capital theory: a simplified approach. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 2:92-106
44 (42). 163 Christensen V 1995 Ecosystem maturity—towards quantification. Ecological Modelling 77:3-32
=45 (43). 160 Sissenwine MP & Shepherd JG 1987 An alternative perspective on recruitment overfishing and biological reference points. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 44:913-918
=45 (40). 160 Deriso RB 1980 Harvesting strategies and parameter estimation for an age-structured model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 37:268-282
47 (50). 157 Butterworth DS & Punt AE 1999 Experiences in the design and implementation of management procedures. ICES Journal of Marine Science 56:985-998
48 (44). 156 DeMartini EE 1993 Modeling the potential of fishery reserves for managing Pacific coral reef fishes. Fishery Bulletin 91:414-427
49 (46). 154 Sanchirico JN & Wilen JE 1999 Bioeconomics of spatial exploitation in a patchy environment. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 37:129-150
50 (new) 153 Liermann M & Hilborn R 1997 Depensation in fish stocks: a hierarchic Bayesian meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:1976-1984
51 (48). 151 Paloheimo JE & Dickie LM 1964 Abundance and fishing success. Rapports et Proces-Verbaux des Reunions Conseil International Pour L’exploration de la Mer 155:152-163
52 (47). 148 Fournier DA et al. 1990 MULTIFAN a likelihood-based method for estimating growth parameters and age composition from multiple length frequency data sets illustrated using data for southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 47:301-317
53 (49). 145 Robson DS & Chapman DG 1961 Catch curves and mortality rates. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 90:181-189
=54 (51). 141 Clark WG 1991 Groundfish exploitation rates based on life history parameters. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 48:734-750
=54 (52). 141 Walters CJ & Hilborn R 1976 Adaptive control of fishing systems. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 33:145-159
56 (54). 140 Chapman DG & Robson DS 1960 The analysis of a catch curve. Biometrics 16:354-368
57 (56). 139 Pauly D & David N 1981 ELEFAN I, a BASIC program for the objective extraction of growth parameters from length-frequency data. Meeresforschung–Reports on Marine Research 28:205-211
58 (53). 132 Megrey BA 1989 Review and comparison of age-structured stock assessment models from theoretical and applied points of view. pp 8-48 in Vol. 6. Mathematical analysis of fish stock dynamics (eds) Edwards EF & Megrey BA, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland
59 (60). 130 Smith MD & Wilen JE 2003 Economic impacts of marine reserves: the importance of spatial behavior. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 46:183-206
=60 (61). 129 Walters C et al. 2000 Representing density dependent consequences of life history strategies in aquatic ecosystems: EcoSim II. Ecosystems 3:70-83
=60 (55). 129 Schnute J 1985 A general theory for analysis of catch and effort data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 42:414-429
62 (57). 128 May RM et al. 1978 Exploiting natural populations in an uncertain world. Mathematical Biosciences 42:219-252
=63 (65). 123 Ludwig D & Walters CJ 1985 Are age-structured models appropriate for catch-effort data? Canadian Journal of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences 42:1066-1072
=63 (58). 123 Graham M 1935 Modern theory of exploiting a fishery, and application to North Sea trawling. Journal du Conseil International pour l’Exploration de la Mer 10:264-274
=65 (64). 122 Hilborn, R. 1990. Determination of fish movement patterns from tag recoveries using maximum likelihood estimators. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 47:635-643
=65 (63). 122 Millar RB 1987 Maximum likelihood estimation of mixed stock fishery composition. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 44:583-590
=65 (67). 122 Beddington JR & Cooke JG 1983 The potential yield of fish stocks. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 242, 47pp
=68 (59). 120 Francis RICC 1992 Use of risk analysis to assess fishery management strategies: A case study using orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) on the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49:922-930
=68 (62). 120 Eberhardt LL & Siniff DB 1977 Population dynamics and marine mammal management policies. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 34:183-190
69 (66). 119 Walters C et al. 1999 Ecospace: Prediction of mesoscale spatial patterns in trophic relationships of exploited ecosystems, with emphasis on the impacts of marine protected areas. Ecosystems 2:539-554
=71 (new). 114 Fulton EA et al. 2005 Which ecological indicators can robustly detect effects of fishing? ICES Journal of Marine Science 62:540-551
=71 (69). 114 Sanchirico JN & Wilen JE 2001 A bioeconomic model of marine reserve creation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 42:257-276
=71 (68). 114 Ricker WE 1958 Maximum sustained yields from fluctuating environments and mixed stocks. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 15:991-1006
=74 (new). 112 Plagányi ÉE 2007 Models for an ecosystem approach to fisheries. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 477. Rome, FAO, 108 pp
=74 (71). 112 McAllister MK & Ianelli JN 1997 Bayesian stock assessment using catch-age data and the sampling-importance resampling algorithm. Canadian Journal of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences 54:284-300
=76 (70). 112 Levin SA & Goodyear CP 1980 Analysis of an age-structured fishery model. Journal of Mathematical Biology 9:245-274
=77 (new). 111 Fulton EA et al. 2003 Effect of complexity on marine ecosystem models. Marine Ecology Progress Series 253:1-16
=77 (74). 111 Shepherd JG 1999 Extended survivors analysis: An improved method for the analysis of catch-at-age data and abundance indices. ICES Journal of Marine Science 56:584-591
79 (72). 109 McAllister MK et al. 1994 A Bayesian approach to stock assessment and harvest decisions using the Sampling/Importance Resampling algorithm. Canadian Journal of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences 51:2673-2687
80 (73). 108 Raftery AE et al. 1995 Inference from a deterministic population dynamics model for bowhead whales. Journal of the American Statistical Association 90:402-416
81 (new). 106 Fournier DA 1998 MULTIFAN-CL: a length-based, age-structured model for fisheries stock assessment, with application to South Pacific albacore, Thunnus alalunga. Canadian Journal of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences 55:2105-2116
=82 (new). 105 Polacheck T et al. 1993 Fitting surplus production models - comparing methods and measuring uncertainty. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50:2597-2607

=82 (*). 105 Homans FR & Wilen JE 1997 A model of regulated open access resource use. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 32:1-21

Notes:
1. References only included if commonly used in fisheries modeling. 
2. Papers on age-length or length-weight models are not included.
3. Papers from the 1980s and 1990s are over-represented because they are recent enough to be cited by the many recent papers in Web of Science, but old enough to have accumulated at least 100 citations. 

Compiled by Trevor A. Branch, tbranch@uw.edu, website: http://fish.washington.edu/people/branch/, Twitter @TrevorABranch
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