Atlas of Pacific Salmon

Atlas of Pacific Salmon

The First Map-based Status Assessment of Salmon in the North Pacific

Book - 2005
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change, and more. At this critical time when many wild salmon populations are in peril, the breadth and consistency of the information presented here provides a panoramic viewpoint from which to direct efforts to conserve Pacific salmon biodiversity for future generations."--BOOK JACKET.
Pacific and the traditions and political considerations that have shaped these cultures and the salmon on which they depend. Just as influential are the biophysical characteristics of the region - from climate, bathymetry, and topography, to the forests, glaciers, and volcanoes that describe the landscape that feeds these waters. The authors include a thorough exploration of the threats to Pacific salmon - including hatcheries, fish farms, poaching, dams, oil and gas development, climate
spawn, and mature. More than four dozen original maps overlay the human, climatic, geological, and environmental impacts on salmon populations. This book is the first to document a north-south cline in risk of extinction within salmon species across the North Pacific, an international pattern of systematic decline that requires immediate attention from all of us." "The Atlas introduces the reader to the remarkable variability of salmon life. It discusses the native peoples of the North
"The only map-based assessment of distribution and risk of extinction for seven species of Pacific salmon at one consistent scale, under one authorship, the Atlas is the result of five years' work by Xanthippe Augerot and other foremost experts in the field. Using state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS) mapping tools, this book offers a multi-dimensional view of Pacific salmon populations from a watershed perspective, through the natural boundaries in which the fish migrate,
Publisher: Berkeley : University of Caliofrnia Press ; Portland, Or. : State of the Salmon, c2005
ISBN: 0520245040
Branch Call Number: 333.95656 AUG
Characteristics: xi, 150 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 x 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Foley, Dana Nadel

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