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Data from: A method for estimating population sex ratio for sage-grouse using noninvasive genetic samples

Jeremy A. Baumgardt, Caren S. Goldberg, Kerry P. Reese, Jack W. Connelly, David D. Musil, Edward O. Garton & Lisette P. Waits
Population sex ratio is an important metric for wildlife management and conservation, but estimates can be difficult to obtain, particularly for sexually monomorphic species or for species that differ in detection probability between the sexes. Noninvasive genetic sampling (NGS) using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has become a common method for identifying sex from sources such as hair, feathers, or feces, and is a potential source for estimating sex ratio. If, however, PCR success is sex-biased,...

Data from: Thermal adaptation and acclimation of ectotherms from differing aquatic climates

Shawn R. Narum, Nathan R. Campbell, Kevin A. Meyer, Michael R. Miller & Ronald W. Hardy
To elucidate the mechanisms of thermal adaptation and acclimation in ectothermic aquatic organisms from differing climates, we used a common-garden experiment for thermal stress to investigate the heat shock response of redband trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss gairdneri) from desert and montane populations. Evidence for adaptation was observed as expression of heat shock genes in fish from the desert population was more similar to control (unstressed) fish and significantly different (P ≤ 0.05) from those from the...

Data from: Spatial variation buffers temporal fluctuations in early juvenile survival for an endangered Pacific salmon

James T. Thorson, Mark D. Scheuerell, Eric R. Buhle & Timothy Copeland
1. Spatial, phenotypic, and genetic diversity at relatively small scales can buffer species against large-scale processes such as climate change that tend to synchronize populations and increase temporal variability in overall abundance or production. This portfolio effect generally results in improved biological and economic outcomes for managed species. Previous evidence for the portfolio effect in salmonids has arisen from examinations of time series of adult abundance, but we lack evidence of spatial buffering of temporal...

Registration Year

  • 2013

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  • Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • University of Idaho
  • Idaho State University
  • Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
  • University of Oregon
  • Northwest Fisheries Science Center