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Climate change, marine food webs and survival of juvenile salmon during the first summer at sea in the northern California Current System

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About The Presenter

Ed Casillas

Ed Casillas has worked for NOAA Fisheries for more than 20 years. He has evaluated the effect of human use of toxic compounds in coastal environments on marine fishes, invertebrates and salmon, and the role of natural climate change on growth and survival of juvenile salmon in the estuarine and coastal marine environments of the Pacific Northwest. Ed's background is in physiological ecology, receiving his B.A. in environmental biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his Ph.D. in fisheries biology from the University of Washington. After conducting a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Ed began his career at the NWFSC in 1981. 


About This Presentation

Running time: 25 minutes and 56 seconds

This is part of a collection. See more from the Climate Change Short Course.

Topics covered:

  • Marine Food Webs and Salmon
  • Salmon Marine Survival - question
  • Solution
  • Circulation Off the PNW
  • Pacific Decadal Oscillation
  • Pacific Ecosystem Response
  • Conceptual Model
  • Large-Scale Forces
  • Local Physical Conditions
  • Biological Conditions
  • Salmon
  • Approach
  • Plankton, Salmon and Pelagic Sampling
  • 14 Year Time Series
  • Zooplankton Population Dynamics
  • Contrasting Communities
  • Comparisons
  • Working Hypothesis
  • Cool and Warm Phase
  • Copepod Indices
  • Condition Index
  • Chain of Events
  • Summary of Observations
  • Four Factors
  • Acknowledgements

Production by: Michael Furniss and Jeffrey Guntle, Communications and Applications, PNW and PSW Research Stations

Video by: Ben Nieves, Oregon Street Studios

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