Salmonid Restoration Federation
31 March - 3 April, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

Salmon Seascape Ecology — Climate Change and Ocean Conditions

Although many factors may be responsible for the declines in anadromous salmonid populations, this circumstance is commonly linked to the ocean conditions present during the marine life cycle phase, which remains unstudied compared to riverine and estuarine life phases. Upon ocean entry, salmonids display a wide range of growth and survival rates and display a variety of movement and migratory behaviors, both tied to ocean productivity which influences the foraging conditions these individuals encounter across space and time.
 
These sessions will feature innovative and novel studies focused on understanding the ocean life cycle phase of Pacific salmonids, including: (1). An Overview of Seascape Ecology and Current Events; 
(2). Movement and Migration; (3). Survival and Growth; and (4). Foraging Conditions in the California Current.

Juvenile Chinook Salmon
Juvenile Chinook Salmon (photo credit Mark Colin, Getty Images)