Pacific Salmon, Nutrients, and the Dynamics of Freshwater and Riparian Ecosystems

@article{Naiman2002PacificSN,
  title={Pacific Salmon, Nutrients, and the Dynamics of Freshwater and Riparian Ecosystems},
  author={Robert J. Naiman and Robert E. Bilby and Daniel E. Schindler and James M. Helfield},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={399-417}
}
Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) accumulate substantial nutrients in their bodies as they grow to adulthood at sea. These nutrients are carried to predominantly oligotrophic lakes and streams, where they are released during and after spawning. Research over more than 3 decades has shown that the annual deposition of salmon-borne marine-derived nutrients (MD-nutrients) is important for the productivity of freshwater communities throughout the Pacific coastal region. However, the pathways and… CONTINUE READING
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