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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.

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13 August 2021

Genomic Region Associated with Run Timing has Similar Haplotypes and Phenotypic Effects Across Three Lineages of Chinook Salmon

Conserving life-history variation is a stated goal of many management programs, but the most effective means by which to accomplish this are often far from clear. Early- and late-migrating forms of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) face unequal pressure from natural and...

Stuart Willis, Jon Hess, Jeff Fryer, John Whiteaker, and Shawn Narum

24 May 2021

Biodiversity Monitoring Using Environmental DNA

Monitoring biodiversity is essential to protect, preserve and restore ecosystems, particularly in the context of current challenges such as climate change, habitat destruction and globalization (Baird & Hajibabaei, 2012). Biomonitoring is needed for developing biotic indices for assessing...

Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Lucie Zinger, Andrew Kinziger, Holly Bik, Aurélie Bonin, Eric Coissac, Brent Emerson, Carla Martins Lopes, Tara Pelletier, Pierre Taberlet, and Shawn Narum

3 September 2021

Migration and Survival of Okanagan River Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka, 2012–2019

Background: Okanagan River Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka (Okanagan Sockeye) are one of two remaining self-sustaining Sockeye Salmon populations in the Columbia River Basin. We used detection histories of smolts implanted with passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags between 2012 and...

Josh Murauskas, Kim Hyatt, Jeff Fryer, Elliot Koontz, Skyeler Folks, Richard Bussanich, and Katy Shelby

29 July 2021

Adult Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) Responses to Transplanting Upstream of an Impassable Dam

The Yakama Nation manages a program for reintroducing Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka upstream of Cle Elum Dam in the Yakima River basin. The program involves transplanting of a mix of adult Sockeye Salmon from two middle Columbia River donor stocks, Lake Wenatchee (WEN) and Osoyoos Lake...

Tobias Kock, Scott Evans, Brian Saluskin, Andrew Matala, Richard Visser, Mark Johnston, Peter Galbreath, and Adam Pope

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