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Sensitivity of salmonid freshwater life history in Western US streams to future climate conditions.

Sensitivity of salmonid freshwater life history in Western US streams to future climate conditions.
Glob Chang Biol. 2013 May 2;
Authors: Beer WN, Anderson JJ
Abstract
We projected effects of mid-21(st) century climate on the early-life growth of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead (O. mykiss) in western United States streams. Air temperature and snowpack trends projected from climate models and observed 20(th) century trends were used to predict future seasonal stream temperatures. 

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Evidence for an Amoeba-Like Infectious Stage of Ichthyophonus sp. and Description of a Circulating Blood Stage: A Probable Mechanism for Dispersal Within the Fish Host

Evidence for an Amoeba-Like Infectious Stage of Ichthyophonus sp. and Description of a Circulating Blood Stage: A Probable Mechanism for Dispersal Within the Fish Host
Author(s): Richard Kocan , Scott LaPatra , and Paul Hershberger
Source: Journal of Parasitology, 99(2):235-240. 2013.
Published By: American Society of Parasitologists
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/GE-3255.1
URL: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1645/GE-3255.1
Abstract
Small amoeboid cells, believed to be the infectious stage of Ichthyophonus sp., were observed in the bolus (stomach contents) and tunica propria (stomach wall) of Pacific staghorn sculpins and rainbow trout shortly after they ingested Ichthyophonus sp.–infected tissues. 

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Ocean and dam influences on salmon survival.

Ocean and dam influences on salmon survival.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Apr 9;
Authors: Hilborn R
Abstract
PMID: 23572587 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]
via pubmed: school of aquatic an… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23572587?dopt=Abstract 

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Opportunistic exploitation: an overlooked pathway to extinction.

Opportunistic exploitation: an overlooked pathway to extinction.
Trends Ecol Evol. 2013 Apr 4;
Authors: Branch TA, Lobo AS, Purcell SW
Abstract
How can species be exploited economically to extinction? Past single-species hypotheses examining the economic plausibility of exploiting rare species have argued that the escalating value of rarity allows extinction to be profitable. We describe an alternative pathway toward extinction in multispecies exploitation systems, termed ‘opportunistic exploitation’. 

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Riding the crimson tide: mobile terrestrial consumers track phenological variation in spawning of an anadromous fish.

Riding the crimson tide: mobile terrestrial consumers track phenological variation in spawning of an anadromous fish.
Biol Lett. 2013;9(3):20130048
Authors: Schindler DE, Armstrong JB, Bentley KT, Jankowski K, Lisi PJ, Payne LX
Abstract
When resources are spatially and temporally variable, consumers can increase their foraging success by moving to track ephemeral feeding opportunities as these shift across the landscape; the best examples derive from herbivore-plant systems, where grazers migrate to capitalize on the seasonal waves of vegetation growth. 

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Addressing assumptions: variation in stable isotopes and fatty acids of marine macrophytes can confound conclusions of food web studies

MN Dethier, *EA Sosik, *AWE Galloway, DO Duggins, *CA Simenstad. 2013. Feature Article, open access. Marine Ecology Progress Series 478:1-14.
http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v478/
*Authors from SAFS
Research on food webs increasingly relies on sampling biomarkers (stable isotopes and fatty acids) in consumers and their potential prey. In studies of macroalgal and seagrass biomarkers in the northeast Pacific, Dethier and coworkers found substantial variation in biomarkers across dates and sites. 

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Ocean food provision index is seriously biased

Branch TA, Hively DJ, Hilborn R (2013) Is the ocean food provision index biased? Nature 495:E5-E6
How close to maximum sustainable food provision is current seafood harvest from the world’s oceans? Halpern et al. [1] suggest that the answer is 25% from a global index of food provision, part of their multifaceted index of ocean health. Rigorous methods used for management, however, demonstrate that their food provision index is uncorrelated with actual food provision, and that global ocean food provision is in the range of 71–95%. 

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Temporal variation in selection on body length and date of return in a wild population of coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch.

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Temporal variation in selection on body length and date of return in a wild population of coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch.
BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:116
Authors: Kodama M, Hard JJ, Naish KA
Abstract
BACKGROUND: A number of studies have measured selection in nature to understand how populations adapt to their environment; however, the temporal dynamics of selection are rarely investigated. 

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Phenotype flexibility in wild fish: Dolly Varden regulate assimilative capacity to capitalize on annual pulsed subsidies.

Phenotype flexibility in wild fish: Dolly Varden regulate assimilative capacity to capitalize on annual pulsed subsidies.
J Anim Ecol. 2013 Mar 19;
Authors: Armstrong JB, Bond MH
Abstract
Large digestive organs increase rates of energy gain when food is plentiful but are costly to maintain and increase rates of energy loss when food is scarce. The physiological adaptations to this trade-off differ depending on the scale and predictability of variation in food abundance. 

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