The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout

Thomas P. Quinn

  • $60.00s paperback (9780295743332) Add to Cart
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  • Published: October 2018
  • Subject Listing: Natural History; Pacific Northwest; Nature and Environment
  • Bibliographic information: 562 pp., 114 photos, 12 plates, 123 figs (charts, graphs, maps), 63 tables: tital illus incl. tables = 312, 8 x 10 in.
  • Territorial rights: N/A in Canada
  • Published with: American Fisheries Society
  • Contents

The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout combines in-depth scientific information with outstanding photographs and original artwork to fully describe the fish species critical to the Pacific Rim. This completely revised and updated edition covers all aspects of the life cycle of these remarkable fish in the Pacific: homing migration from the open ocean through coastal waters and up rivers to their breeding grounds; courtship and reproduction; the lives of juvenile salmon and trout in rivers and lakes; migration to the sea; the structure of fish populations; and the importance of fish carcasses to the ecosystem. The book also includes information on salmon and trout transplanted outside their ranges.

Fisheries expert Thomas P. Quinn writes with clarity and enthusiasm to interest a wide range of readers, including biologists, anglers, and naturalists. He provides the most current science available as well as perspectives on the past, present, and future of Pacific salmon and trout.

In this edition:

Over 100 beautiful color photographs of salmon and trout
Updated information on all aspects of the salmon and trout life cycle
Expanded coverage of trout
Thomas P. Quinn is professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington.

"With accessible prose and measured optimism, Dr. Quinn deftly explains the complex ecology of Pacific salmon and illuminates the path to recovery of these iconic fish."
-Robert Masonis, Vice President for Western Conservation, Trout Unlimited

"A book that I keep close at hand for easy reference. I recommend it to anyone, amateur or professional, who wants to gain a basic understanding of salmon and trout biology. An interesting read that is chock full of original observations by the author."
-Peter Moyle, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Fish Biology, University of California, Davis

"A comprehensive, deeply researched, and splendidly illustrated celebration of evolutionary richness among salmonid species, each with its own array of life histories-major agents of salmonid success throughout the North Pacific."
-James Karr, professor emeritus, University of Washington