Peter W. Lawson

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Salmon life histories are finely tuned to local environmental conditions, which are intimately linked to climate. We summarize the likely impacts of climate change on the physical environment of salmon in the Pacific Northwest and discuss the potential evolutionary consequences of these changes, with particular reference to Columbia River Basin(More)
The Northwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS series to issue informal scientific and technical publications when complete formal review and editorial processing are not appropriate or feasible due to time constraints. Documents published in this series may be referenced in the(More)
Understanding seasonal migration and localized persistence of populations is critical for effective species harvest and conservation management. Pacific salmon (genus Oncorhynchus) forecasting models predict stock composition, abundance, and distribution during annual assessments of proposed fisheries impacts. Most models, however, fail to account for the(More)
Acknowledgements: This paper resulted from interactions at an Evolutionary Workshop held in Seattle, December 2006. We deeply thank Robin Waples, who organized the workshop, and Bill Bradshaw who also helped develop these ideas. We also thank Jeff Hard, Kym Jacobson, Rich Zabel and John Williams for their insightful suggestions that improved the manuscript.(More)
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