This book sets out to bridge the order scales among pike researchers, populations, communities, management, and fisheries. It emphasizes the progress of pike research during the last two decades, during which the order-bridging approach emerged. This framework underpins the text and the message, to convey its importance to pike research and to fish research in general. In addition, a considerable part of the book is devoted to management implications and highlights aspects of human dimensions in recreational fisheries.
Introduction to Pike and this Book. Individuals. Finding Food and Staying Alive. Coping with Environments; Vegetation, Turbidity and Abiotics. Bioenergetics and Individual Growth of Pike. Spatial Ecology. Populations and Communities. Pike Population Size and Structure: Influence of Density-Dependent and Density-Independent Factors. Population Genetics of Pike. Trophic Interactions. Management and Fisheries. Stocking for Pike Population Enhancement. Habitat Restoration – a Sustainable Key to Management? Pike Stocking for Lake Restoration. Recreational Piking - Sustainably Managing Pike in Recreational Fisheries. Northern Pike Commercial Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Aquaculture. The Northern Pike, A Prized Native but Disastrous Invasive.