Predicting benefits of spawning-habitat rehabilitation to salmonid (Oncorhynchus spp.) fry production in a regulated California river

  title={Predicting benefits of spawning-habitat rehabilitation to salmonid (Oncorhynchus spp.) fry production in a regulated California river},
  author={Joseph E. Merz and Jose D. Setka and Gregory B. Pasternack and Joseph M. Wheaton},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences},
  • J. MerzJ. Setka J. Wheaton
  • Published 1 August 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Joseph E. Merz, Jose D. Setka, Gregory B. Pasternack, and Joseph M. Wheaton Abstract: We tested the hypothesis that spawning-bed enhancement increases survival and growth of chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) embryos in a regulated California stream with a gravel deficit. We also examined how 12 physical parameters correlated within spawning sites and how well they predicted survival and growth of chinook salmon and steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) embryos. Salmon embryos planted in… 

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