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Salmon workshop on climate change
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James Irvine (Pacific Biological Station, DFO, Canada)
Masa-aki Fukuwaka (Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA, Japan)
Suam Kim (Pukyong National University, Korea)
Vladimir Radchenko (Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography, Russia)
Loh-Lee Low (Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NMFS/NOAA, USA)
Shigehiko Urawa (North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission)


The North Pacific region is home to multiple species of salmonid fishes, including anadromous Pacific salmon that regularly migrate from freshwater to the sea and back. Salmon provide economic benefits in the form of subsistence, commercial, and recreational fisheries, and contribute to the cultural enrichment of the regions where they occur. Their ecological role is complex as they facilitate energy transfer directly and indirectly at multiple trophic levels in many ecosystems. Their ability to occupy habitats in fresh, salt, and brackish water has led to a remarkable diversity of life histories, but climate change threatens to alter their distribution and abundance.

Salmon are found most frequently in cooler regions of the Pacific Ocean. In recent years, commercial catches have been among the highest on record, with no indication of declines. For instance, 2007 catches exceeded
1 million tonnes, with pink and chum salmon constituting 51 and 31% of the catch by weight respectively. Yet coho, Chinook, and some sockeye salmon populations are declining in many areas.

This one-day workshop will examine scenarios for the future of Pacific salmon, based on climate projections from coupled ocean/climate or other models or from statistical projections of expected climate changes. The workshop will emphasize regional scales that are believed to be of particular importance. For example, global warming may enhance oceanic conditions for some species in some regions, while diminishing them for others. A good understanding of potential interactions between regional physical and biological processes is critical for accurate projections of such regional responses. The workshop will provide an opportunity to examine whether the responses of salmon populations to climate change will differ among regions, and what the mechanisms might be.

It is expected that papers presented at the workshop, as well as documentation from the panel discussion, will be submitted for publication in the Symposium volume.


Sunday, April 25 (9:00-17:30)



James R. Irvine and Masa-aki Fukuwaka
Setting the stage for predicting climate change effects on Pacific salmon – How has salmon abundance varied during the last 85 years and why? (W4-6121)
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Masa-aki Fukuwaka, Toshiki Kaga and Tomonori Azumaya
Regional differences in climate factors controlling chum and pink salmon abundance (W4-6096)
(pdf, 0.4 Mb)



Masahide Kaeriyama, Michio J. Kishi and Hyunju Seo
Global warming and density-dependent effects on Hokkaido chum salmon (W4-6138)
(waiting for permission)



Ed V. Farley, Jr., Lisa B. Eisner, J. Murphy, R. Heintz and Alex Andrews
Implications of a warming eastern Bering Sea on western Alaska salmon (W4-6203)
(waiting for permission)



Phillip R. Mundy and Dani F. Evenson
Phenolgy of high latitude chinook salmon populations (W4-6381)
(pdf, 1.4 Mb)



Thomas C. Wainwright and Laurie A. Weitkamp
Climate effects and Oregon coast coho salmon: A multi-ecosystem approach (W4-6218)
(pdf, 1.3 Mb)



Thomas E. Reed, Robin S. Waples, Daniel E. Schindler, Eli Meir and Nathan J. Mantua
Adaptation and persistence of Pacific salmon facing climate change: An individual-based modeling analysis (W4-6245)
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Randall M. Peterman, Peter B. Adams, Brigitte Dorner, Douglas L. Drake, Harold J. Geiger, Kendra Holt, Chris Jordan, David P. Larsen, Steven A. Leider, Richard H. Lincoln, Anthony R. Olsen, Charles K. Parken, Jeffrey D. Rodgers and Shaun Walbridge
The Salmon Monitoring Advisor: A hierarchical web site to help design and implement salmon monitoring programs (W4-6087)
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Larry Wasserman
Developing salmon management responses to climate impacts at the watershed scale (W4-6222)
(waiting for permission)


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    Important Dates
    July 1 , 2010
  • Manuscript submission deadline has been extended until July 1.
    On-line submission will be open on May 17.

    January 15, 2010
  • Abstract acceptance notification
    January 25-29, 2010
  • Notification of financial support grant
    February 5, 2010
  • Early registration deadline
    February 5, 2010
  • Presenters must confirm their attendance and presentations
    April 25-29 , 2010
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