Survival, Maturation, Ocean Distribution and Recruitment of Pacific Northwest Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in Relation to Environmental Factors, and Implications for Management
This dissertation discusses three facets of Pacific Northwest (PNW) Chinook Salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, ecology that are relevant to current management models used for this species: 1) life history and migration pathways, 2) the impacts of spatial and temporal variability on PNW Chinook survival and maturation as determined using coded wire tags, and 3) the relationship between recruitment variability and environmental variation, explored via development of a new age-structured model.
Sharma, R. 2009. Survival, maturation, ocean distribution and recruitment of Pacific Northwest Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in relation to environmental factors, and implications for management. PhD Thesis, UW, Seattle, WA. 321p.