Data from: Conservation genomics of anadromous Atlantic salmon across its North American range: outlier loci identify the same patterns of population structure as neutral lociJean-Sébastien Moore, Vincent Bourret, Mélanie Dionne, Ian Bradbury, Patrick O’Reilly, Matthew Kent, Gérald Chaput, Louis Bernatchez & Patrick O'Reilly
Anadromous Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is a species of major conservation and management concern in North America, where population abundance has been declining over the past 30 years. Effective conservation actions require the delineation of conservation units to appropriately reflect the spatial scale of intraspecific variation and local adaptation. Towards this goal, we used the most comprehensive genetic and genomic database for Atlantic salmon to date, covering the entire North American range of the species....
Data from: Ocean circulation model predicts high genetic structure in a long-lived pelagic developerJennifer M. Sunday, Iva Popovic, Wendy J. Palen, Michael G. G. Foreman & Michael W. Hart
Understanding the movement of genes and individuals across marine seascapes is a long-standing challenge in marine ecology, and can inform our understanding of local adaptation, the persistence and movement of populations, and the spatial scale of effective management. Patterns of gene flow in the ocean are often inferred based on population genetic analyses coupled with knowledge of species’ dispersive life histories. However, genetic structure is the result of time-integrated processes, and may not capture present-day...
Data from: Immune response genes and pathogen presence predict migration survival in wild salmon smoltsKen M. Jeffries, Scott G. Hinch, Marika Kirsten Gale, Timothy D. Clark, Andrew G. Lotto, Matthew T. Casselman, Shaorong Li, Erin L. Rechisky, Aswea D. Porter, David W. Welch, Kristina M. Miller & Marika Kirstin Gale
We present the first data to link physiological responses and pathogen presence with subsequent fate during migration of wild salmonid smolts. We tagged and non-lethally sampled gill tissue from sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) smolts as they left their nursery lake (Chilko Lake, BC, Canada) to compare gene expression profiles and freshwater pathogen loads with migration success over the first ~1150 km of their migration to the North Pacific Ocean using acoustic telemetry. Fifteen percent of...
Data from: Demographic inferences using short-read genomic data in an Approximate Bayesian Computation framework: in silico evaluation of power, biases, and proof of concept in Atlantic walrusAaron B. A. Shafer, Lucie M. Gattepaille, Robert E. A. Stewart & Jochen B. W. Wolf
Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) is a powerful tool for model-based inference of demographic population histories from large genetic data sets. For most organisms its implementation has been hampered by the lack of sufficient genetic data. Genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) provides cheap genome-scale data to fill this gap, but its potential has not fully been exploited. Here, we explored power, precision and biases of a coalescent-based ABC approach where GBS data were modeled with either a population mutation...
The exchange of energy and nutrients between ecosystems (i.e., resource subsidies) plays a central role in ecological dynamics over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Little attention has been paid to the role of anthropogenic impacts on natural systems in altering the magnitude, timing, and quality of resource subsidies. Kelp ecosystems are highly productive on a local scale and export over 80% of kelp primary production as detritus, subsidizing consumers across broad spatial scales....
Data from: Evolution and origin of sympatric shallow-water morphotypes of Lake Trout, Salvelinus namaycush, in Canada's Great Bear LakeLes N. Harris, Louise Chavarie, Robert Bajno, Kimberly L. Howland, Simon H. Wiley, William M. Tonn & Eric B. Taylor
Range expansion in north-temperate fishes subsequent to the retreat of the Wisconsinan glaciers has resulted in the rapid colonization of previously unexploited, heterogeneous habitats and, in many situations, secondary contact among conspecific lineages that were once previously isolated. Such ecological opportunity coupled with reduced competition likely promoted morphological and genetic differentiation within and among post-glacial fish populations. Discrete morphological forms existing in sympatry, for example, have now been described in many species, yet few studies...
Data from: Evidence-based tool surpasses expert opinion in predicting probability of eradication of aquatic nonindigenous speciesDavid Drolet, Andrea Locke, Mark A. Lewis & Jeff Davidson
The main objective of evidence-based management is to promote use of scientific data in the decision-making process of managers, with data either complementing or replacing expert knowledge. It is expected that this will increase the efficiency of environmental interventions. However, the relative accuracy and precision of evidence-based tools and expert knowledge has seldom been evaluated. It is therefore essential to verify whether such tools provide better decision support before advocating their use. We conducted an...
Data from: Tracing the origins of Calanus sp. in the Saguenay‑St. Lawrence Marine Park (Québec, Canada) using δ13C as a markerG. Perrin, S. Plourde, C. DiBacco, G. Winkler & P. Sirois
The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park (SSLMP) is a region that sustains a high abundance of zooplankton. The connectivity between zooplankton populations within the SSLMP and the surrounding areas was investigated for Calanus finmarchicus and C. hyperboreus. Deep-dwelling stage V copepodites (CVs) were collected in the Marine Park as well as in putative source regions in the St. Lawrence system in July 2009 (a time when they were entering into diapause). In May 2010, at the...
Data from: Season and site fidelity determine home range of dispersing and resident juvenile Greenland cod (Gadus ogac) in a Newfoundland fjordMelanie Shapiera, Robert S. Gregory, Corey J. Morris, Curtis J. Pennell, Paul V. R. Snelgrove, RS Gregory, CJ Morris, CJ Pennell & PVR Snelgrove
We used acoustic telemetry to track age 1 juvenile Greenland cod Gadus ogac in Newman Sound, Newfoundland, from October 2010 to November 2012, in 2 consecutive 1 yr experiments. Using single (Year 1) and reciprocal (Year 2) transplant study designs, we investigated seasonal dispersal, home range area, and potential homing behaviour between coves ~3.5 km apart. We tracked individuals moving at metre to kilometre scales, using a network of 26 to 32 hydrophones. We converted...
Fisheries and Oceans Canada9
University of British Columbia3
University of Alberta2
Simon Fraser University1
University of Prince Edward Island1
Bedford Institute of Oceanography1
Australian Institute of Marine Science1
Norwegian University of Life Sciences1
Memorial University of Newfoundland1