Table 1. Hypotheses that address geographic patterns in populations, their mean abundance, and their year-class variability.

Hypothesis Pattern Mean Abundance Year Class Variability
Migration Triangle (Harden Jones 1968) X    
Match-Mismatch (Cushing 1973) X X X
Stable Ocean (Lasker 1978)     X
Encounter Rate (Rothschild and Osborn 1988)   X  
Member-Vagrant (Sinclair and Illes 1989) X X X

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