The life history of a species is determined by trade‐offs between growth, survival and reproduction to maximize fitness in a given environment. Following a theoretical model, we investigate whether the composition of marine fish communities can be understood in terms of a set of life‐history strategies and whether the prevalence of the strategies follows specific spatial patterns that can be related to the environment.
Pécuchet L, Lindegren M, Hidalgo M, Delgado M, Esteban A, Fock HO, Gil de Sola L, Punzón A, Sólmundsson J, Payne MR. From traits to life‐history strategies: Deconstructing fish community composition across European seas. Global ecology and biogeography. 2017 Jul;26(7):812-22.