Book ID: 100387
Ecology of Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout. Habitat as a template for life histories. 2011. (Fish and Fisheries Series, Vol. 33). figs. col. illus. 708 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.
The abundance of wild Atlantic salmon populations has declined in recent years; climate change and escaped farmed salmon are major threats. The climate influences through changes in temperature and flow, while escaped farmed salmon do so through ecological competition, interbreeding and the spreading of contagious diseases. The authors pinpoint essential problems and offer suggestions as to how they can be reduced. In this context, population enhancement, habitat restoration and management are also discussed. The text closes with a presentation of what the authors view as major scientific challenges in ecological research on these species.