SWFSC scientists conduct biological and economic research of salmonid fishes in California that are listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Research supporting their restoration and recovery includes: distribution and abundance, metapopulation dynamics and viability analysis, population genetics, life history tactics and strategies, spatial ecology, wild/hatchery interactions, and ocean and estuarine ecology. Scientists also conduct research on green sturgeon, a species for which adequate population abundance and status data are lacking. Green sturgeon is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Fisheries Ecology Division