Estimating Historical Eastern North Pacific Blue Whale Catches Using Spatial Calling Patterns.
PLoS One. 2014;9(6):e98974
Authors: Monnahan CC, Branch TA, Stafford KM, Ivashchenko YV, Oleson EM
Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) were exploited extensively around the world and remain endangered. In the North Pacific their population structure is unclear and current status unknown, with the exception of a well-studied eastern North Pacific (ENP) population.
Rearing in natural and recovering tidal wetlands enhances growth and life-history diversity of Columbia Estuary tributary coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch population.
J Fish Biol. 2014 May 28;
Authors: Craig BE, Simenstad CA, Bottom DL
This study provides evidence of the importance of tributary tidal wetlands to local coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch populations and life-history diversity. Sub-yearling and, to a lesser extent, yearling O.
Brain acetylcholinesterase activity in shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata) and juvenile chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) after application of carbaryl to control burrowing shrimp within Willapa Bay, Washington.
Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013 Nov;65(4):779-89
Authors: Troiano AT, King KA, Grue CE, Grassley JM, Ekblad CJ
Carbaryl has been applied in Willapa Bay, Washington, for five decades to control burrowing shrimp (Neotrypaea californiensis and Upogebia pugettensis) on commercial oyster (Crassostrea gigas) beds.
Gyrodactylid ectoparasites in a population of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2014 Jan;53(1):92-7
Authors: Garcia RL, Hansen AG, Chan MM, Sanders GE
A colony of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in a decentralized aquatic animal facility was noted to have an increase in morbidity and mortality (from 4 or 5 fish each month to 3 or 4 fish daily) approximately 2 wk after experimental procedures began.
Spatial Scaling of Non-Native Fish Richness across the United States.
PLoS One. 2014;9(5):e97727
Authors: Guo Q, Olden JD
A major goal and challenge of invasion ecology is to describe and interpret spatial and temporal patterns of species invasions. Here, we examined fish invasion patterns at four spatially structured and hierarchically nested scales across the contiguous United States (i.e., from large to small: region, basin, watershed, and sub-watershed).
Quantitative PCR analysis used to characterize physiological changes in brain tissue of senescent sockeye salmon.
Biogerontology. 2013 Oct;14(5):483-90
Authors: Storer CS, Quinn TP, Roberts SB
Senescence varies considerably among fishes, and understanding the evolutionary basis for this diversity has become an important area of study. For rapidly senescing species such as Pacific salmon, senescence is a complex process as these fish are initiating anorexia while migrating to natal spawning grounds, and die within days of reproduction.
Patterns of ecosystem metabolism in the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia with links to capture fisheries.
PLoS One. 2013;8(8):e71395
Authors: Holtgrieve GW, Arias ME, Irvine KN, Lamberts D, Ward EJ, Kummu M, Koponen J, Sarkkula J, Richey JE
The Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia is a dynamic flood-pulsed ecosystem that annually increases its surface area from roughly 2,500 km(2) to over 12,500 km(2) driven by seasonal flooding from the Mekong River.
Detection and mapping of QTL for temperature tolerance and body size in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) using genotyping by sequencing.
Evol Appl. 2014 Apr;7(4):480-92
Authors: Everett MV, Seeb JE
Understanding how organisms interact with their environments is increasingly important for conservation efforts in many species, especially in light of highly anticipated climate changes. One method for understanding this relationship is to use genetic maps and QTL mapping to detect genomic regions linked to phenotypic traits of importance for adaptation.
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.