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- Patterson, David A., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Ecology 2006 v.87 no.6 pp. 1575-1586
- Oncorhynchus nerka; salmon; animal models; spawning; mortality; migration behavior; rivers; osmoregulation; animal stress; metabolizable energy; British Columbia
- ... Reproductive‐based migration is a challenging period for many animals, but particularly for Pacific salmonids, which must navigate from the high seas to freshwater natal streams. For the first time, we attempt to answer the question as to why some migratory adult Pacific salmon die en route to spawning grounds. Summer‐run sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) were used as a model, and the migration ...
- Patterson, David A., et al. Show all 12 Authors
- Ecology 2015 v.96 no.2 pp. 340-347
- biodiversity; data collection; ecosystems; fisheries; habitats; hydrology; rivers; water temperature; watersheds; British Columbia
- ... While it is widely recognized that financial stock portfolios can be stabilized through diverse investments, it is also possible that certain habitats can function as natural portfolios that stabilize ecosystem processes. Here we propose and examine the hypothesis that free‐flowing river networks act as such portfolios and confer stability through their integration of upstream geological, hydrolog ...