The Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum
SHARE, DSSRN and NOAA would like to thank everyone who attended the 2014 Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum. We had a great time, and we hope you all did too. The program is available, if you'd like to take a look.
If you have any comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you!
Many of the presentations that were given can be accessed here. Thanks again to all the presenters; we couldn't have done this without you.
Session 1: Estuary and Marine Ecology
- Diadromous Species Restoration Network Update
- Prey Availability
- Groundfish predation on diadromous fish in the Gulf of Maine
- Annual and seasonal changes in fish presence in the lower Penobscot River 2010-2013
- Pelagic Fish Biomass in the Penobscot Estuary
- A novel investigation of Atlantic salmon post-smolt ecology during estuary transition
- Lessons on the migration pathways and mortality points of salmon at sea
- Migration Timing of Atlantic Salmon Smolts from Penobscot Bay to the Scotian Shelf
Session II: Diadromous Species Ecology
- The effects of global weather events on local anadromous fish dynamics
- Assessment of Coastal and Anadromous Brook Trout in the United States
- Assessing Diadromous Fish Restoration in the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers
- Shortnose sturgeon in the Gulf of Maine - migration, critical habitat, and response to dam removal
- The Presence and Distribution of Sturgeon in the Damariscotta River Estuary
- Examining Freshwater and Marine Habitat Use by Juvenile Blueback Herring Through Otolith Microchemical Methods
- Coming together to restore river herring throughout their range
Session III: Freshwater Ecology
- Survival of Atlantic salmon smolts through a hydropower complex in the lower Penobscot
- Size selection of adult Atlantic salmon at fish passage facilities on the Penobscot
- Anadromous Sea Lamprey as Vectors of Marine-Derived Nutrients
- Brook trout population dynamics - Integrated modeling across scales and data types
Session IV: Applying science to restoration
- New Information from Old Stream Data Through Applications of Spatial Statistical Network Models
- Science……Restoration - Connecting the Dots
- What Works - A Workshop on Wild Atlantic Salmon Recovery Programs
- Applying Reconciliation Ecology Concepts To Salmonid Habitat Restoration And Enhancement
- Prioritizing Dams at the State Level for Fish Passage Projects to Benefit Anadromous Fish
- Penobscot River Restoration Project
- Preliminary Observations on the Effects of Using Clam Shells for Acid Rain Mitigation in Maine Salmon Streams
- Assessing the effectiveness of “on river” hatchery reared 0+ “fall parr” to increase juvenile abundance and adult returns on the East Machias River
- “Why bother, we can’t do anything about the ocean anyway”
- River Restoration - Art or Science?
Initially the "Maine Atlantic Salmon Technical Advisory Committee Research Forum", the name has evolved to more appropriately reflect growing research and management interest in ecosystem level processes that influence riverine, estuarine, and marine habitats. A holistic approach to research enhances an understanding of multi-species interactions and offers novel insight into the multiplicity of factors affecting salmon survival, population dynamics, the structure and function of salmon ecosystems from headwaters to the ocean. As a result, the 2014 Atlantic Salmon Ecosystems Forum will blend diverse research and management topics, presenting a cohesive overview of contemporary knowledge, management actions, an evaluation of on-the-ground restoration initiatives, and potential paths forward.