Parallel signatures of selection in temporally-isolated lineages of pink salmon.
Mol Ecol. 2014 Apr 25;
Authors: Seeb LW, Waples RK, Limborg MT, Warheit KI, Pascal CE, Seeb JE
Studying the effect of similar environments on diverse genetic backgrounds has long been a goal of evolutionary biologists with studies typically relying on experimental approaches. Pink salmon, a highly-abundant and widely-ranging salmonid, provide a naturally-occurring opportunity to study the effects of similar environments on divergent genetic backgrounds due to a strict two-year semelparous life-history.
Practical Science Communication Strategies for Graduate Students.
Conserv Biol. 2014 Apr 24;
Authors: Kuehne LM, Twardochleb LA, Fritschie KJ, Mims MC, Lawrence DJ, Gibson PP, Stewart-Koster B, Olden JD
Development of skills in science communication is a well-acknowledged gap in graduate training, but the constraints that accompany research (limited time, resources, and knowledge of opportunities) make it challenging to acquire these proficiencies.
Author: Gregory C. Jensen
Publisher: MolaMarine; First edition (January 24, 2014)
This combination book/e-book covers every shallow-water species of crab and shrimp found from the Aleutian Islands to the Mexican border: nearly 300 in all, in full color. This is the ideal guide for the beginner and the professional alike, offering a user-friendly introduction to these fascinating animals while also providing the detailed references and other resources needed by those specializing in the field.
Migratory Movements of Pygmy Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) between Australia and Indonesia as Revealed by Satellite Telemetry.
PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e93578
Authors: Double MC, Andrews-Goff V, Jenner KC, Jenner MN, Laverick SM, Branch TA, Gales NJ
In Australian waters during the austral summer, pygmy blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) occur predictably in two distinct feeding areas off western and southern Australia.
Predator avoidance during reproduction: diel movements by spawning sockeye salmon between stream and lake habitats.
J Anim Ecol. 2014 Apr 5;
Authors: Bentley KT, Schindler DE, Cline TJ, Armstrong JB, Macias D, Ciepiela LR, Hilborn R
1. Daily movements of mobile organisms between habitats in response to changing trade-offs between predation risk and foraging gains are well established; however, less in known about whether similar tactics are used during reproduction, a time period when many organisms are particularly vulnerable to predators.
Pesticides in urban streams and prespawn mortality of Pacific coho salmon.
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013 Oct;65(3):546-54
Authors: King KA, Grue CE, Grassley JM, Hearsey JW
The listing of several runs of Pacific salmon as threatened or endangered and associated federal, state, and local efforts to restore/enhance salmon habitat in the Pacific Northwest make it imperative that the factors associated with these population declines are understood.
Are large-scale flow experiments informing the science and management of freshwater ecosystems?
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 176–185. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/130076
Authors: Julian D Olden, Christopher P Konrad, Theodore S Melis, Mark J Kennard, Mary C Freeman, Meryl C Mims, Erin N Bray, Keith B Gido, Nina P Hemphill, David A Lytle, Laura E McMullen, Mark Pyron, Christopher T Robinson, John C Schmidt, and John G Williams.
ss3sim: An R Package for Fisheries Stock Assessment Simulation with Stock Synthesis.
PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e92725
Authors: Anderson SC, Monnahan CC, Johnson KF, Ono K, Valero JL
Simulation testing is an important approach to evaluating fishery stock assessment methods. In the last decade, the fisheries stock assessment modeling framework Stock Synthesis (SS3) has become widely used around the world. However, there lacks a generalized and scriptable framework for SS3 simulation testing.
Abalone withering syndrome: distribution, impacts, current diagnostic methods and new findings.
Dis Aquat Organ. 2014 Apr 3;108(3):261-270
Authors: Crosson LM, Wight N, Vanblaricom GR, Kiryu I, Moore JD, Friedman CS
Withering syndrome (WS) is a fatal disease of abalone caused by a Rickettsiales-like organism (WS-RLO). The causative agent, ‘Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis’, occurs along the eastern Pacific margin of North America in California, USA, and Baja California, Mexico.
Validation of a quantitative PCR assay for detection and quantification of ‘Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis’.
Dis Aquat Organ. 2014 Apr 3;108(3):251-9
Authors: Friedman CS, Wight N, Crosson LM, White SJ, Strenge RM
Withering syndrome (WS), a serious disease affecting abalone Haliotis spp., is caused by infection from an intracellular Rickettsia-like organism (WS-RLO). Diagnosis of the disease currently relies on a combination of histological examination and molecular methods (in situ hybridization, standard PCR, and sequence analysis).