Atso Romakkaniemi

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Males and females share many traits that have a common genetic basis; however, selection on these traits often differs between the sexes, leading to sexual conflict. Under such sexual antagonism, theory predicts the evolution of genetic architectures that resolve this sexual conflict. Yet, despite intense theoretical and empirical interest, the specific(More)
Migrations between different habitats are key events in the lives of many organisms. Such movements involve annually recurring travel over long distances usually triggered by seasonal changes in the environment. Often, the migration is associated with travel to or from reproduction areas to regions of growth. Young anadromous Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)(More)
We developed a Bayesian probability model for mark–recapture data. Three alternative versions of the model were applied to two sets of data on the abundance of migrating Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolt populations, and the results were then compared with those of two widely used maximum likelihood models (Petersen method and a model using stratified(More)
The occurrence of Gyrodactylus salaris in the River Tornionjoki was investigated in 2000-2004. Infection of salmon parr, Salmo salar, was common in the uppermost reach of the river system but decreased downstream and was rare in the lowermost reach. This pattern was consistent across the study period regardless of varying water temperatures. The oldest age(More)
BACKGROUND Fish fin is a widely used, non-lethal sample material in studies using stable isotopes to assess the ecology of fishes. However, fish fin is composed of two distinct tissues (ray and membrane) which may have different stable isotope values and are not homogeneously distributed within a fin. As such, estimates of the stable isotope values of a(More)
In electrofishing it is usually assumed that the abundance of fish at a site is strongly dependent on habitat type. In practice the yearly choices of sites are not perfectly representative of the distribution of habitat types in a river, so a bias is introduced into density estimates based on the observed densities. However, it is assumed that this bias is(More)
From the management point of view, the production of wild smolts is the most important indicator of the status of a river’s salmon population. We present a methodology allowing the prediction of the number of wild smolts in a river in a consistent and well-defined fashion. Our framework is probabilistic and our approach Bayesian. Our models are Bayesian(More)
We present a methodology allowing the transfer of knowledge from a wild salmon river to another via a predictive model for the chosen population status indicator. From the management point of view, the production of wild smolts is the most important of such indicators. However, in our real-world data from Finnish and Swedish Gulf of Bothnia rivers we only(More)
The Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., in the Tornio River in the Northern Baltic Sea basin accommodates a monogenean ectoparasite, Gyrodactylus salaris. The aim of the study was to understand the population structure of apparently co-adapted host-parasite system: no parasite-associated mortality has been reported. The parasite burden among salmon juveniles(More)
1Centre for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE) and Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO-1432 Ås, NORWAY 2Department of Biology, University of Turku, FI-20014, FINLAND 3Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), NO-7485 Trondheim, NORWAY 4Nofima AS, PO Box 210, NO-1431 Ås, NORWAY 5Natural Resources(More)