Influence of Environment and Landscape on Salmonid Genetics: 2011-2012 Annual Report
Environmental and landscape features can greatly contribute to population structure, life history diversification, and adaptation of salmonids. This ongoing project combines two studies from the Fish & Wildlife Program Accords with the following objectives: 1) Environment & Landscape Genetics – Evaluate genetic structure of natural populations of salmonids relative to their environment and identify candidate markers associated with traits that are related to adaptation of steelhead and Chinook Salmon populations; and 2) Controlled Experiments – laboratory/hatchery experiments with controlled environmental variables to validate phenotypic response of fish with given genotypes.
Narum, S., N. Campbell, B. Hecht, and J. Hess. 2012. Influence of environment and landscape on salmonid genetics, 7/1/11 – 6/30/12 annual report. Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Technical Report 12-14. Portland, OR. 45p.