RESEARCH

THERMAL ECOLOGY

The general goal of our thermal ecology projects is to determine how water temperature influences the vital rates (e.g. reproduction, survival) and behaviour (e.g. activity, migration) of freshwater fishes.

Behavioural thermoregulation by sockeye salmon

This project combines thermal preference trial in the lab and telemetry and data logging in the field to determine how physiological condition influences behavioural thermoregulation by adult migrating sockeye salmon.

Spatio-temporal patterns of variability in water temperature

This project is quantifying the spatio-temporal variability in water temperature in the Fraser River  watersheds to determine the potential consequences of future changes in thermal variability for freshwater fishes. 

THE EFFECTS OF THERMAL VARIABILITY ON SURVIVAL OF MIGRATING FISH

This project is using existing water temperature and radio-telemetry data to investigate how variability in thermal experience affects the survival of adult migrating Fraser River sockeye salmon from populations exhibiting different thermal tolerances.

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