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Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring at Seahurst Park 2010: Year 5 Post-Restoration of South Seawall Removal and Baseline for North Seawall Removal
This report describes monitoring of benthic invertebrates at Seahurst Park, located on Puget Sound in the City of Burien. A seawall on the south side of the park was removed in February 2005 and the intertidal beach restored. There is also a planned seawall removal scheduled to happen in 2011/12 on the north side of the ...
2010 Arctic Yukon Kuskokwim (AYK) Sustainable Salmon Initiative Project Final Product: Climate-Ocean Effects on AYK Chinook Salmon
A high-priority research issue identified by the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (AYK) Sustainable Salmon Initiative (SSI) is to determine whether the ocean environment is a more important cause of variation in the abundance of AYK Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) populations than marine fishing mortality. At the outset of this ...
Alaska Salmon Research 2010
Preseason and inseason forecasting continue to be central features of our fisheries management activities. Preseason forecasts are very important to processors and fishermen for planning their capacity for the coming season, and the conservation concerns about Kvichak have meant that the preseason forecast has special importance ...
Reconstruction of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon returns using age and genetic composition of catch
The purpose of this report was to reconstruct historical sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) runs to Bristol Bay, Alaska for use by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) in evaluating biological escapement goals for component populations. Annual inshore run sizes (1963-2011) were reconstructed for each of the 18 ...
Olympic Sculpture Park: Year 3 monitoring of shoreline enhancements
In January 2007 the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park (OSP) opened at a site along Seattle’s urbanized Elliott Bay shoreline. The park includes enhanced shoreline features designed to benefit juvenile salmon and other organisms. A pocket beach and habitat bench were created in shallow nearshore waters, vegetation ...
Initial Biological Responses at a Restored Floodplain Habitat, Hansen Creek, Washington
Streams with intact floodplain connections are important to juvenile salmonids during their freshwater residence, providing refuge during periods of high flow as well as prey produced in emergent marsh and terrestrial riparian habitats. Habitat restoration was undertaken in 2009-2010 on lower Hansen Creek, Washington, with ...
Abundance of Adult Hatchery and Wild Salmon by Region of the North Pacific
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Local adaptation limits lifetime reproductive success of dispersers in a wild salmon metapopulation
(University of Washington School of Aquatic & Fishery SciencesPublished by the journal "Nature Communications" at: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140417/ncomms4696/full/ncomms4696.html, 2014-10)
Demographic and evolutionary dynamics in wild metapopulations are critically affected by the balance between dispersal and local adaptation. Where populations are demographically interconnected by migration, gene flow is often assumed to prevent local adaptation. However, reduced fitness of immigrants may limit gene flow ...
Germline DNA methylation in reef corals: patterns and potential roles in response to environmental change
(Epigenetic Studies in Ecology and Evolution, 2015-10-01)
DNA methylation is an epigenetic mark that plays an inadequately understood role in gene regulation, particularly in non-model species. Because it can be influenced by the environment, DNA methylation may contribute to the ability of organisms to acclimatize and adapt to environmental change. We evaluated the distribution ...
Genetic and epigenetic insight into morphospecies in a reef coral
Incongruence between conventional and molecular systematics has left the delineation of many species unresolved. Reef-building corals are no exception, with phenotypic plasticity among the most plausible explanations for alternative morphospecies. As potential molecular signatures of phenotypic plasticity, epigenetic processes ...