Paper on salmon food-web dynamics

Steph Peacock, Martin Krkosek, Mark Lewis, and I just had a paper published about parasites affecting predator-prey relationships: “Parasitism and food web dynamics of juvenile Pacific salmon.”

photo: Steph PeacockIn multi-host systems, parasites may mediate food web dynamics with unexpected outcomes for host populations.  We used mathematical models and field experiments to explore associated dynamics in juvenile pacific salmon.  We calculated a critical threshold of pink salmon abundance above which chum salmon might experience a parasite-mediated release from predation by coho salmon.

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