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Coho salmon dependence on intermittent streams.Author(s): P.J. Wigington; J.L. Ebersole; M.E. Colvin; S.G. Leibowitz; B. Miller; B. Hansen; H. Lavigne; D. White; J.P. Baker; M.R. Church; J.R. Brooks; M.A. Cairns; J.E. Compton
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 4(10): 513–518
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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DescriptionIn this paper, we quantify the contributions of intermittent streams to coho salmon production in an Oregon coastal watershed. We provide estimates of (1) proportion of spawning that occurred in intermittent streams, (2) movement of juveniles into intermittent streams, (3) juvenile survival in intermittent and perennial streams during winter, and (4) relative size of smolts produced from intermittent and perennial streams. This effort is part of a larger study that is examining how coho use habitat in the whole stream network of an Oregon coastal watershed during their freshwater life cycle.
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CitationWigington, P.J.; Ebersole, J.L.; Colvin, M.E.; Leibowitz, S.G.; Miller, B.; Hansen, B.; Lavigne, H.; White, D.; Baker, J.P.; Church, M.R.; Brooks, J.R.; Cairns, M.A.; Compton, J.E. 2006. Coho salmon dependence on intermittent streams. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment. 4(10): 513–518
Keywordscoho, intermittent streams, juvenile movement, juvenile survival
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