TODAY! Seminar with Ed Farley

Salmon Ocean Ecology Research at Auke Bay Laboratories

This presentation will highlight the current salmon ocean ecology research activities that Auke Bay Laboratories scientists are participating in within the Gulf of Alaska eastern Bering Sea.  These highlights include: connecting early marine ecology of pink salmon in southeastern Alaska to future forecasts of adult returns; understanding how varying ocean conditions during summer in the eastern Gulf of Alaska may impact survival of Columbia River Chinook; connecting climate variability in the eastern Bering Sea to juvenile Bristol Bay growth and overwinter survival; linking ocean conditions in the northern Bering Sea to Yukon River Chinook salmon distribution and growth as well as juvenile Chinook salmon abundance to future returns to the Yukon River; connecting ‘real time’ climate data and ocean conditions to run timing of adult Yukon River Chinook salmon.  Collaborators on this research include the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Arctic Yukon Kuskokwim Sustainable Salmon Initiative, North Pacific Research Board, Coastal Impacts Assistance Program, and others.

Ed Farley is the Program Manager for the Ecosystem Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) Program at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories in Juneau, AK.  The EMA program conducts fish and oceanographic research in Alaska’s large marine ecosystems (Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and Chukchi Sea) to examine the impact of climate change and variability on recruitment/survival of commercially important groundfish and salmon populations.  Ed’s interest in fisheries began during the 1980s, when he commercial fished for sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay.  Since that time, Ed completed a BS in Mathematics at the University of Washington and a MS and PhD in Fisheries from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Ed’s current research examines the impact of climate change and variability on fish fitness and survival during critical life history stages.

Thursday, November 13, 2014
4:00-5:00 PM
UW School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, 102 Fishery Sciences
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, Washington (map)

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