Impacts of ocean acidification on marine seafood
Trevor Branch (SAFS), Liza Ray (SAFS), Bonnie DeJoseph (SEMA), and
Cherie Wagner (SMEA)
A review of the effects of ocean acidification that arose from
graduate student participants in the 2011 Bevan Series on Sustainable
Seafood has just been published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
Ocean acidification is a series of chemical reactions due to
increased CO2 emissions.
The Soundscapes of Lakes across an Urbanization Gradient.
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55661
Authors: Kuehne LM, Padgham BL, Olden JD
BACKGROUND/METHODOLOGY: A significant implication of increasing urbanization is anthropogenic noise pollution. Although noise is strongly associated with disruption of animal communication systems and negative health effects for humans, the study of these consequences at ecologically relevant spatial and temporal scales (termed soundscape ecology) is in early stages of application.
Characterizing coastal foodwebs with qualitative links to bridge the gap between the theory and the practice of ecosystem-based management
Michael P. Carey, Phillip S. Levin, Howard Townsend, Thomas J. Minello, Glen R. Sutton, Tessa B. Francis, Chris J. Harvey, Jodie E. Toft, Katie K. Arkema, Jennifer L. Burke, Choong-Ki Kim, Anne D. Guerry, Mark Plummer, Georgi Spiridonov and Mary Ruckelshaus.
ICES Journal of Marine Science: doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst012
Tools that integrate the complexity of natural systems are needed to facilitate ecosystem-based management (EBM).
Spatial Segregation of Spawning Habitat Limits Hybridization between Sympatric Native Steelhead and Coastal Cutthroat Trout
T. W. Buehrens, J. Glasgow, C. O. Ostberg, T. P. Quinn
Native Coastal Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii and Coastal Steelhead O. mykiss irideus hybridize naturally in watersheds of the Pacific Northwest yet maintain species integrity. Partial reproductive isolation due to
differences in spawning habitat may limit hybridization between these species, but this process is poorly understood.
Dispersal and tributary immigration by juvenile coho salmon contribute to spatial expansion during colonisation
Joseph H. Anderson, George R. Pess, Peter M. Kiffney, Todd R. Bennett, Paul L. Faulds, William I. Atlas*, Thomas P. Quinn
Accepted for publication July 12, 2012
Anadromous fishes are frequently restricted by artificial barriers to movement such as dams and culverts, so measuring dispersal helps identify sites where improved connectivity could promote range expansion and population viability.
Summer emigration and resource acquisition within a shared nursery lake by sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) from historically discrete rearing environments
R.K. Simmons,* T.P. Quinn, L.W. Seeb, D.E. Schindler, and R. Hilborn. School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Box 355020, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
Many fish species disperse broadly during juvenile life history stages. While this may enable persistence in variable environments, it may also produce novel competitive interactions in recipient habitats that contain conspecifics from other populations.
Resource polymorphism and diversity of Arctic charr
Salvelinus alpinus in a series of isolated lakes
P. J. Woods*†‡§, D. Young, S. Sk´ ulason*, S. S. Snorrason†
and T. P. Quinn‡
*H´olar University College, H´aeyri 1, 551 Sauð´arkr´okur, Iceland, †University of Iceland, Sturlugata 7, Askja, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, ‡University of Washington, Box 355020, Seattle, Washington 98195, U.S.A. and National Park Service, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Port Alsworth, AK 99653, U.S.A.
Larson, W. A., F. M. Utter, K. W. Myers, W. D. Templin, J. E. Seeb, C. M. Guthrie, A. V. Bugaev, and L. W. Seeb. 2013. Single-nucleotide polymorphisms reveal distribution and migration of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70:128-141.
We genotyped Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) from the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean for 43 singlenucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to investigate seasonal distribution and migration patterns.
Relationship between effective population size, inbreeding and adult fitness-related traits in a steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) population released in the wild.
Mol Ecol. 2013 Feb 4;
Authors: Naish KA, Seamons TR, Dauer MB, Hauser L, Quinn TP
Inbreeding is of concern in supportive breeding programmes in Pacific salmonids, Oncorhynchus spp, where the number of breeding adults is limited by rearing space or poor survival to adulthood, and large numbers are released to supplement wild stocks and fisheries.
Identifying Preservation and Restoration Priority Areas for Desert Fishes in an Increasingly Invaded World.
Environ Manage. 2013 Jan 26;
Authors: Pool TK, Strecker AL, Olden JD
A commonly overlooked aspect of conservation planning assessments is that wildlife managers are increasingly focused on habitats that contain non-native species. We examine this management challenge in the Gila River basin (150,730 km(2)), and present a new planning strategy for fish conservation.