Navigation Links
Leave it to salmon to leave no stone unturned

s of spawning sockeye for the last 50 years and previously measured nest sizes, Moore calculates that every summer the sockeye disturb at least 30 percent of the stream beds of two Alaskan streams he studied.

And in years when salmon populations are high, sockeye dig up entire stream beds more than once, being forced to superimpose new nests on top of old nests when the females run out of room.

Moore's work and the UW's Alaska Salmon Program is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Alaska salmon processors.

The rototilling effect probably happens wherever salmon are found in high densities, such as British Columbia, Alaska and even some individual streams in the Pacific Northwest, Moore says. Kennedy Creek, for example, is a small stream that flows into south Puget Sound and since 1968 has had chum salmon in high-enough densities that they have caused the amount of algae and stream insects to decline.

Scientists have long known of the habitat-changing activities such as dam building by beavers, but much of ecology has assumed that most other organisms simply react to the physical and chemical conditions around them. A handful of papers since 1999, including one by Moore in 2004, has focused on the disturbance created by spawning salmon and the ecosystem at large. In this most recent paper, Moore also outlines a conceptual framework he's developed that gives ecologists a way to formulate when the abundance of animals and their activities ?be they spawning salmon or some other kind of animal ?make them impossible to ignore as ecosystem engineers.

"One specific application to stream restoration in the Pacific Northwest, for example, deals with the practice of fertilizing salmon streams with the carcasses of dead salmon obtained from hatcheries," says Daniel Schindler, UW associate professor of aquatic and fishery sciences. "Although this does replace some of the nutrients that salmon
'"/>

Source:University of Washington


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers reveal the infectious impact of salmon farms on wild salmon
2. Alaskan puzzles, monitoring provide insight about North Pacific salmon runs
3. To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesnt matter
4. Divergent life history shapes gene expression in brains of salmon
5. Escapee farmed salmon infiltrate fitter wild populations
6. Special chip provides better picture of salmon health
7. Farmed salmon could become an invasive species in forest streams
8. New report: Explosive growth changes salmon industry
9. Brain size may depend upon how neural cells are cleaved
10. Depression model leaves mice with molecular scar
11. Tumor cells that border normal tissue are told to leave
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Leave salmon leave stone unturned

(Date:10/29/2014)... 2014 — Cambridge, MA and Hebei, China — BGI ... high quality sequencing of the Jujube genome. Jujube is ... and the Jujube genome is particularly difficult to sequence ... factors. It is the first time that a genome ... study has been recently published in Nature ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... of the tragic realities of cancer is that ... toxic and their effectiveness varies unpredictably from patient ... poised to change this reality by rapidly assessing ... an individual,s cancer before chemotherapy begins. , A ... by Assistant Professor Melissa Skala has developed the ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... novel environment are linked to individual differences in ... completed at the University of Eastern Finland and ... study used novel, long-term observations of individual behaviour ... if behaviours predict the vulnerability to fishing in ... rearing environments. Based on the results, it ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BGI Tech and Hebei Agricultural University complete the genome sequencing of the jujube tree 2Improving breast cancer chemo by testing patient's tumors in a dish 2Improving breast cancer chemo by testing patient's tumors in a dish 3Fish 'personality' linked to vulnerability to angling 2
... is the primary component of nursery container substrates in ... widely used organic material is prompting researchers to investigate ... James E. Altland and Charles Krause of the USDA ... Development Center was designed to determine if ground switchgrass ...
... statistics buried within patient records or detailed in newspaper ... patterns, allowing the discovery of trends that were previously ... use of interactive maps and graphs, combined with word ... events like the spread of Swine flu," said Frank ...
... the Braunschweiger Helmholtz-Zentrums fr Infektionsforschung (Helmholtz Center for ... bacterial communities are able to support the degradation ... collaboration of thirteen partners from nine countries. Research ... today at the HZI. The significance of this ...
Cached Biology News:Switchgrass proves viable as nursery container substrate 2Switchgrass proves viable as nursery container substrate 3Visualization of geographic patterns may predict spread of disease 2Improving the degradation of toxic hydrocarbons 2
(Date:10/27/2014)... , October 27, 2014 ... to produce, exhibit and sell its artificial "lower ... impeach their patent.      (Photo: ... years of fighting, the definitive judgement has arrived: ... produces innovative and accessible hi-tech prostheses with composite ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... 2014 New Q4-2014 incentives help ... an industry leading unified communication and collaboration provider, ... to deliver cloud-based audio and web/video conferencing solutions ... With SoundConnect’s Q4 incentive partners will ... web conferencing licenses sold, now through December 31st, ...
(Date:10/27/2014)... Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Crohn,s ... the launch of Get Your Full ... designed to provide resources for people living with ... of nutrition and appropriate therapy in managing IBD. ... with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7261131-janssen-ccfa-get-your-full-course-for-ibd-wellness-with-sunny-anderson/ ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 The report “Adipic Acid ... Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019” ... to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in different ... 27 figures spread through 217 slides and in-depth ... & Forecast to 2019”., http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/adipic-acid-269.html , Early ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Italian Lower Limb Prosthesis Company Wins Lawsuit Against German Giant Ottobock 2SoundConnect Unveils Q4 Partner Incentives 2Celebrity Cook Sunny Anderson Teams Up With Janssen And Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Of America To Launch Educational Campaign 2Celebrity Cook Sunny Anderson Teams Up With Janssen And Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Of America To Launch Educational Campaign 3Celebrity Cook Sunny Anderson Teams Up With Janssen And Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Of America To Launch Educational Campaign 4Adipic Acid Market Estimated to Grow $7,539.2 Million by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Adipic Acid Market Estimated to Grow $7,539.2 Million by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Adipic Acid Market Estimated to Grow $7,539.2 Million by 2019 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... ET, LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 Signalife, Inc. (Amex:,SGN), Lowell ... update since his matriculation into the Presidency,last month: 1. Dr. ... positions that were producing no revenue whatsoever and no ... Company, in his view. That was done ...
... Aug. 30 Cepheid (Nasdaq:,CPHD) will present at ... the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, September 5 to ... Senior Vice President, Finance and,Chief Financial Officer, John ... on,September 7. The webcast, along with accompanying ...
... ON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc.,(AMEX: ... oncology company that identifies,develops and commercializes differentiated products ... subsidiary, YM BioSciences USA,Inc. ("YM-USA") has been cleared ... initiate a Phase II trial investigating nimotuzumab in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Signalife Provides Corporate Update 2Signalife Provides Corporate Update 3Cepheid to Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2YM BioSciences USA cleared by US FDA to initiate Phase II clinical trial of nimotuzumab in children with inoperable, recurrent brain cancer 2YM BioSciences USA cleared by US FDA to initiate Phase II clinical trial of nimotuzumab in children with inoperable, recurrent brain cancer 3YM BioSciences USA cleared by US FDA to initiate Phase II clinical trial of nimotuzumab in children with inoperable, recurrent brain cancer 4YM BioSciences USA cleared by US FDA to initiate Phase II clinical trial of nimotuzumab in children with inoperable, recurrent brain cancer 5
Anti-ADAM-12 (Meltrin Alpha); amino terminal region; rabbit host...
Mouse monoclonal [3G8] to MDMA ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) mouse anti-human IFN-alpha2 25 tests...
Rabbit Anti-melatonin (different linkage) Polyclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: