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Linking Species to Ecosystems: Effects of Spawning Salmon on Aquatic Ecosystem Function

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Title Linking Species to Ecosystems: Effects of Spawning Salmon on Aquatic Ecosystem Function
Creator Holtgrieve, Gordon
Subject salmon Salmonidae anadromous fish stable isotopes nitrogen food webs lotic systems aquatic habitat water metabolism water Oncorhynchus
Description Over 20 years of research has highlighted how Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) returning from the ocean to natal lakes, rivers, and streams can have profound impacts on inland coastal ecosystems, and salmon are now an archetypal example of biological resource subsidies by migratory animals. A myriad of consumers from bears to insects rely on the annual return of salmon for food. The use of stable isotopes to track nitrogen from salmon tissues has also suggested that marine-derived nutrients...
Publisher University of Washington Water Center
Date 2011-05-27T20:52:44Z 2011-05-27T20:52:44Z 2010-02-17
Type Recording, oral
Identifier http://hdl.handle.net/1773/16546
Language en_US
Relation 2010 Annual Review of Research;Holtgrieve

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