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).
Title: Single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) identified through genotyping-by-sequencing improve genetic stock identification of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from western Alaska
Journal: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Authors: Wesley A. Larson, James E. Seeb, Carita E. Pascal, William D. Templin, Lisa W. Seeb
All authors but William D. Templin are from SAFS
Link to the paper: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0502#.Uyy5HfldWZN
Abstract: Genetic stock identification (GSI), an important tool for fisheries management that relies upon the ability to differentiate stocks of interest, can be difficult when populations are closely related.
Reduced disease in black abalone following mass mortality: phage therapy and natural selection.
Front Microbiol. 2014;5:78
Authors: Friedman CS, Wight N, Crosson LM, Vanblaricom GR, Lafferty KD
Black abalone, Haliotis cracherodii, populations along the NE Pacific ocean have declined due to the rickettsial disease withering syndrome (WS). Natural recovery on San Nicolas Island (SNI) of Southern California suggested the development of resistance in island populations.
Genotyping by sequencing resolves shallow population structure to inform conservation of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).
Evol Appl. 2014 Mar;7(3):355-69
Authors: Larson WA, Seeb LW, Everett MV, Waples RK, Templin WD, Seeb JE
Recent advances in population genomics have made it possible to detect previously unidentified structure, obtain more accurate estimates of demographic parameters, and explore adaptive divergence, potentially revolutionizing the way genetic data are used to manage wild populations.
Secondary contact and changes in coastal habitat availability influence the nonequilibrium population structure of a salmonid (Oncorhynchus keta).
Mol Ecol. 2013 Dec;22(23):5848-60
Authors: Petrou EL, Hauser L, Waples RS, Seeb JE, Templin WD, Gomez-Uchida D, Seeb LW
Numerous empirical studies have reported lack of migration-drift equilibrium in wild populations. Determining the causes of nonequilibrium population structure is challenging because different evolutionary processes acting at a variety of spatiotemporal scales can produce similar patterns.
High-throughput sequencing and pathway analysis reveal alteration of the pituitary transcriptome by 17α-ethynylestradiol (EE2) in female coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch.
Aquat Toxicol. 2013 Oct 15;142-143:146-63
Authors: Harding LB, Schultz IR, Goetz GW, Luckenbach JA, Young G, Goetz FW, Swanson P
Considerable research has been done on the effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on reproduction and gene expression in the brain, liver and gonads of teleost fish, but information on impacts to the pituitary gland are still limited despite its central role in regulating reproduction.