NCEAS Project 12293

Mechanisms of range limitation for Pacific salmon

  • Nathan J. Mantua

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Abstract
This working group will identify mechanisms that limit the geographic range of salmon populations and exploration of how these mechanisms may change under projected climate scenarios. Potential mechanisms that limit the geographic range of salmon are water temperatures, hydrological patterns, ice dynamics in locations inhabited at different life history stages, and patterns of food production in marine systems across gradients of space, time, and geographic location. This group’s work may help prioritize the location of efforts to restore or protect habitat for salmon, improve planning for new hatchery programs and new fisheries (e.g., expansion into the Arctic), and elucidate potential expansion of Atlantic salmon into the Pacific.