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Quantitative PCR analysis used to characterize physiological changes in brain tissue of senescent sockeye salmon.

Quantitative PCR analysis used to characterize physiological changes in brain tissue of senescent sockeye salmon.
Biogerontology. 2013 Aug 15;
Authors: Storer CS, Quinn TP, Roberts SB
Abstract
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. 

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

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Sensitivity of salmonid freshwater life history in western US streams to future climate conditions.
Glob Chang Biol. 2013 Aug;19(8):2547-56
Authors: Beer WN, Anderson JJ
Abstract
We projected effects of mid-21st 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 observed 20th century trends were used to predict future seasonal stream temperatures. 

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

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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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The soundscapes of lakes across an urbanization gradient.

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The soundscapes of lakes across an urbanization gradient.
PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e55661
Authors: Kuehne LM, Padgham BL, Olden JD
Abstract
UNLABELLED: 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. 

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Impacts of ocean acidification on marine seafood.

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Impacts of ocean acidification on marine seafood.
Trends Ecol Evol. 2013 Mar;28(3):178-86
Authors: Branch TA, DeJoseph BM, Ray LJ, Wagner CA
Abstract
Ocean acidification is a series of chemical reactions due to increased CO(2) emissions. The resulting lower pH impairs the senses of reef fishes and reduces their survival, and might similarly impact commercially targeted fishes that produce most of the seafood eaten by humans. 

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John Frew: Final Exam. Tues. Aug. 20th 10am

John Frew will be giving his final exam on Tuesday, August 20th from 10am to 2pm. 
 
The title of his talk is: Environmental and systemic exposure assessment for green sturgeon following application of imidacloprid in Willapa Bay, WA.
 
John’s faculty chair is Christian Grue.
 
All are welcome to attend.
 
When: Tuesday, Aug. 20th, 10am
Where: 019 Kane Hal 

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Environmental cost of conservation victories.

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Environmental cost of conservation victories.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jun 4;110(23):9187
Authors: Hilborn R
PMID: 23737497 [PubMed – in process]
via pubmed: school of aquatic an… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23737497?dopt=Abstract 

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Giant dead fish in lake may be sturgeon – The Spokesman Review

Giant dead fish in lake may be sturgeonThe Spokesman ReviewThe University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences tied the fish up to a post and the Washington state Fish and Wildlife Department plans to send a biologist to look at it. Fish and Wildlife biologist Annette Hoffman in the north …and more »

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Whale Museum lecture series: Sixgills in the spotlight – Journal of the San Juan Islands

Whale Museum lecture series: Sixgills in the spotlightJournal of the San Juan IslandsCurator of Seattle Aquarium's conservation research program for the past 18 years, Larson, who earned a doctorate at the U of W School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, leads a research program that spans 14 projects focused not only on the biology of …

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Resource competition induces heterogeneity and can increase cohort survivorship: selection-event duration matters.

Resource competition induces heterogeneity and can increase cohort survivorship: selection-event duration matters.
Oecologia. 2013 Aug 3;
Authors: Gosselin JL, Anderson JJ
Abstract
Determining when resource competition increases survivorship can reveal processes underlying population dynamics and reinforce the importance of heterogeneity among individuals in conservation. We ran an experiment mimicking the effects of competition in a growing season on survivorship during a selection event (e.g., overwinter starvation, drought). 

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