Managed Metapopulations: Do Salmon Hatchery ‘Sources’ Lead to In-River ‘Sinks’ in Conservation?

@article{Johnson2012ManagedMD,
  title={Managed Metapopulations: Do Salmon Hatchery ‘Sources’ Lead to In-River ‘Sinks’ in Conservation?},
  author={Rachel C. Johnson and Peter K. Weber and John D Wikert and Michelle L. Workman and R. Bruce MacFarlane and Marty Grove and Axel K. Schmitt},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
Maintaining viable populations of salmon in the wild is a primary goal for many conservation and recovery programs. The frequency and extent of connectivity among natal sources defines the demographic and genetic boundaries of a population. Yet, the role that immigration of hatchery-produced adults may play in altering population dynamics and fitness of natural populations remains largely unquantified. Quantifying, whether natural populations are self-sustaining, functions as sources… 

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