The scientists at CRITFC are constantly working on new research to further our understanding of salmon and their habitat. Below are the published papers and technical reports that summarize this work.
J indicates CRITFC employee.
1 February 2018
Mechanisms of Thermal Adaptation and Evolutionary Potential of Conspecific Populations to Changing Environments
Heterogeneous and ever‐changing thermal environments drive the evolution of populations and species, especially when extreme conditions increase selection pressure for traits influencing fitness. However, projections of biological diversity under scenarios of climate change rarely consider...
6 December 2016
Monitoring Salmonid Hatchery Stocks with Parentage Based Tagging technology in the Columbia River Basin
Parentage-based tagging (PBT) is a large-scale tagging technology for monitoring and evaluating salmonid hatchery stocks. Implementation of PBT involves annual sampling of hatchery broodstock to create a parental genotype baseline. Offspring produced by these parents can be non-lethally sampled...
12 October 2012
Supportive Breeding Boosts Natural Population Abundance with Minimal Negative Impacts on Fitness of Wild Chinook Salmon in Johnson Creek
A supplementation program, using 100% natural-origin fish for broodstock, for summer Chinook was initiated in Johnson Creek in 1998 to prevent extirpation and enhance natural production of this population within the Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon Evolutionary Significant Unit listed as...
16 February 2018
A Cautionary Tale for in situ Fluorometric Measurement of Stream Chlorophyll a: Influences of Light and Periphyton Biomass
The use of in situ fluorometry to estimate stream benthic chlorophyll a (Chl a) has the potential to substantially reduce sampling costs and increase the feasibility of spatial and temporal replication. We evaluated the utility of a bbe moldaenke BenthoTorch fluorometer by...