NCEAS Project 12292

Resilience of Pacific salmon to climate change

  • Timothy Beechie
  • Mary Ruckelshaus

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group17th—17th July 2008Participant List  

Abstract
This working group aims to classify populations or metapopulations of Pacific salmon along a gradient of sensitivity or resilience to climate change. The group also will examine potential management and conservation strategies that may benefit salmon populations along that gradient under alternative future climates. Attributes of salmon related to resilience include diversity of species, life history types, and genetics; abundance; and spatial distribution within catchments. This group will compile data on potential response to climate change of continental and local patterns of air temperature and precipitation, sea level, and currents and ocean conditions in the north Pacific. Responses of these environmental variables or phenomena may affect stream temperature and flows, structure and dynamics of floodplains, condition of estuaries and nearshore systems, and the abundance of food resources or predators.

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Presentations Wade, Alisa. 2011. Downscaled projections of temperature, precipitation, and flow. State of the Salmon Conference, Salmon in a Changing Climate, Nov. 15-17, 2011, Portland, Oregon.