The Diadromous Species Restoration Research Network Science Meeting 2009
Restoration of Diadromous Fishes and Their Ecosystems:
Confluence of Science and Restoration
The goal of this meeting was to provide an opportunity to shape dialog about the future of diadromous species restoration and research; to join a growing network of researchers and managers focused on these species and their habitat in the North Atlantic, including an ambitious dam removal project on the Penobscot River; and to contribute to the planning of future workshops on top priority science questions.
Plenary Speaker Presentations
George Pess, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center: "Open It and They Will Come: Examples of river reconnection and salmon colonization from the Pacific Rim"
Margaret Palmer, University of Maryland: " Life After Death: Can Chesapeake Bay tributaries be revived?" (This PPT is unavailable at the request of the presenter.)
David Montgomery, University of Washington: "King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon"
Gerald Chaput, Fisheries and Oceans Canada: "Temporal and spatial variation in abundance and distribution of diadromous fish in an unimpacted large river: a case study from the Miramichi River."
Break Out Sessions
Synergistic interactions and productivity, role of marine-derived nutrients, legacy geomorphological features, habitat availability and use
Restorations as Experiments
Designing projects to answer science questions, contemporary alterations to ecosystems, adaptive management of restoration efforts
Natural variability in diadromous fish populations when dams are not a factor, setting restoration targets, what baseline population numbers should be used?