Monster Seminar Jam - Abundance, Survival, and Life History of Salmonid Populations in Western Washington
Dr. Mara Zimmerman, Research Scientist, Wild Salmonid Production Evaluation Unit, Fish Science Division, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Efforts to conserve, recover, and manage anadromous salmonid populations are based on inherent assumptions regarding which variables most influence population dynamics. Monitoring and research conducted by the Wild Salmonid Production Evaluation Unit (WSPE) use a life cycle framework to identify and test these assumptions. Current research topics include (1) estimation of juvenile and adult abundance and freshwater life histories, (2) identification of variables limiting select salmonid populations, (3) testing and explanation of population-level responses to habitat restoration, and (4) improvement of wild coho forecasting methods for Washington State. This presentation will provide an overview of ongoing work to develop this research program.
Date and Time:
December 1, 2011,
10:30 am - 1:00 pm