NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam: Brian Hunt
This seminar is part of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Monster Seminar Jam series.
Brian Hunt (University of British Columbia) is presenting a talk, "Early marine life history experience of juvenile salmon during outmigration through complex coastal habitat mosaics."
Coastal ocean conditions are considered to be a key factor in the recruitment of Pacific salmon, through their impact on the early marine survival of both migrating and non-migrating salmon species. The northeast Pacific coastal ocean, north of and including Washington State, is geomorphologically and oceanographically complex. This complexity should be expected to impart a high degree of variability to the physical and biological conditions experienced by juvenile salmon, with implications for regional survival and response to changing ocean conditions. This presentation outlines a case study examining and characterizing juvenile salmon habitat in the Salish Sea, and an approach to scaling up parameterization to the broader coastal ocean.
Brian Hunt is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia. A biological oceanographer by training, Brian has conducted lower trophic level and pelagic food webs research from the poles to tropics. The northeast Pacific is currently Brian’s primary research focus, and specifically connectivity across the land / sea and shelf / off-shelf interfaces and implications for regional food web dynamics. Brian conducts this research in partnership with the Hakai Institute, Pacific Salmon Foundation, International Year of the Salmon, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the NSF funded Coastal Rainforest Network.
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