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Behavior Ecology Pacific Salmon

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Few subjects have generated as much emotional dialogue around conflicting scientific and policy agendas as the protection and management of Pacific salmon resources. In this major new work, esteemed fisheries expert Thomas Quinn distills from the vast scientific literature the essential information on the behavior and ecology of Pacific salmon, including steelhead and cutthroat trout. Unlike other books that examine only selected life stages, habitats, or species, this book--richly illustrated with beautiful photographs and original drawings--thoroughly covers the complete life cycle, emphasizing common themes and differences among the various species of salmon.

Representing the range of species and geographic regions, Quinn includes examples from classic studies by pioneers of salmon biology and from the most current research to illustrate the important features of salmon life history and behavior and the complex physical, biological, and human factors that affect them.

The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout introduces salmon and trout as a group, with a brief description of each species, and compares them to other fishes. The book then follows salmon on their amazing homeward migration from the open ocean, through the complex coastal waters, and upstream to the precise location where they were spawned years earlier. It explains the patterns of mate choice, the competition for nest sites, and the fate of the salmon after their death. It describes the lives of offspring during the months they spend incubating in gravel, growing in fresh water, and migrating out to sea to mature. Quinn emphasizes the importance of salmon to humans and to natural ecosystems and the need to integrate sound biology into conservation efforts.

This thorough, up-to-date survey should be on the shelf of anyone with a professional or personal interest in Pacific salmon and trout. Written in a technically accurate but engaging style, it will appeal to a wide range of readers, including students, anglers, biologists, conservationists, legislators, and armchair naturalists.

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Editorial Reviews

Salmon Trout Steelheader

A highly readable and dilligently researched up-to-date survey of what is known and not known about Pacific salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat trout. This book is timely too, since unique policy discussions are currently taking place focusing on the protection and management of these noble fish in the Northwest.

The Seattle Times

Quinn has assembled a work destined to become a milestone in salmon literature. Based on cutting-edge research, it offers the most detailed explanation of salmon life history and behavior to appear in print.

In-Fisherman

[This] is perhaps the finest compilation of information on this fascinating group of fish.

Tidepool

The new Bible for those fascinated by wild salmon, whether personally or professionally.

Discovery

A readable book aimed not only at scientists and academics but also at ordinary people who just want to learn more about these ecologically and economically important animals. Salmon have played such a prominent role in our social and ecological history: let us arm ourselves with knowledge of their fascinating life histories and ecological importance as we fight for their conservation and survival into the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295984377
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 12/4/2004
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas P. Quinn is professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, University of Washington.

University of Washington Press

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Homeward Migration of Adults on the Open Ocean3. Migrations in Coastal and Estuarine Waters4. Upriver Migration and Energetics5. Homing and Patterns of Straying6. Mating System and Reproductive Success7. The Ecology of Dead Salmon8. Incubation Rate and Mortality of Embryos9. Alevin Movements, Emergence, and Fry Migrations10. Sockeye Salmon and Trout in Lakes11. Juvenile Salmonids in Streams12. Downstream Migration: To Sea or Not to Sea?13. Estuarine Residence and Migration14. Marine Migration Patterns15. Survival in the Marine Environment16. Feeding and Growth at Sea17. Age and Size at Maturity18. The Evolution and Structure of Salmon Populations19. The Abundance and Diversity of Pacific Salmon: Past, Present, and FutureReferences CitedIndex

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