This meeting will feature several panels of distinguished scientists discussing issues and ideas of relevance to anyone interested in learning more about stream salmonids. Although the “Ecological Aim & Scope” is broad in nature, a preliminary list of proposed sessions is shown below (open to changes upon request):
1.- Life history strategies and variation
2.- Population dynamics including the influence of habitat on distribution and abundance
3.- Population genetics and related topics
4.- Migration, movements and dispersal
5.- Behavioral and foraging ecology
6.- Human impacts (including the global change) on salmonid populations
7.- Salmonids as invasive species
8.- Restoration of native populations and their habitats.
9.- Long-term studies in stream-living salmonids
10.- Explore how we move from scientific knowledge to conservation principles to ensure the long-term viability and evolutionary course of salmonids.
11.- Understanding the vulnerability of stream salmonids and habitats to both climate change and climate variability.
As in previous meetings, this symposium will provide an international forum to:
1.- Update our knowledge on the above topics
2.- Explore how we move from scientific knowledge to conservation principles to ensure the long-term viability and evolutionary course of salmonids.
3.- Evaluate mitigation of human impacts on their populations and reduce the impacts of exotic salmonids on native faunas wherever they have been introduced.
Presentations in the form of :
1.- Any study providing insight into the major sessions above
2.- Reviews and updated research of general interest
3.- Posters session summarizing on-going research