Reconstruction of Pacific salmon abundance from riparian tree-ring growth.

  title={Reconstruction of Pacific salmon abundance from riparian tree-ring growth.},
  author={Deanne C. Drake and Robert J. Naiman},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={17 5},
We use relationships between modern Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) escapement (migrating adults counted at weirs or dams) and riparian tree-ring growth to reconstruct the abundance of stream-spawning salmon over 150-350 years. After examining nine sites, we produced reconstructions for five mid-order rivers and four salmon species over a large geographic range in the Pacific Northwest: chinook (O. tschwatcha) in the Umpqua River, Oregon, USA; sockeye (O. nerka) in Drinkwater Creek, British… CONTINUE READING
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