Publications from the SeaSalar project

Aykanat, T., Rasmussen, M., Ozerov, M., Niemelä, E., Paulin, L., Vähä, J.-P., Hindar, K., Wennevik, V., Pedersen, T., Svenning, M.-A., Primmer, C.R. 2020. Life history genomic regions explain differences in Atlantic salmon marine diet specialization. Journal of Animal Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13324.

Czorlich, Y., Aykanat, T., Erkinaro, J., Orell, P. & Primmer, C.R. 2022. Rapid evolution in salmon life history induced by direct and indirect effects of fishing. Science 10.1126/science.abg5980



Harvey, A., Skaala, Ø., Borgstrøm, R., Fjeldheim, P. T., Christine Andersen, K., Rong Utne, K., Askeland Johnsen, I., Fiske, P., Winterthun, S., Knutar, S., Sægrov, H., Urdal, K. & Alan Glover, K. 2022. Time series covering up to four decades reveals major changes and drivers of marine growth and proportion of repeat spawners in an Atlantic salmon population. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e8780. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.8780

Hedger, R.D., Kjellman, E.B., Thorstad, E.B., Strøm, J.F. & Rikardsen, A.H. 2022. Diving and feeding of adult Atlantic salmon when migrating through the coastal zone in Norway. Environmental Biology of Fishes, accepted.

Hellenbrecht, L.M. 2020. Feeding of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) post-smolts in four Norwegian fjords. Master thesis, University of Bergen.

Gilbey, J., Utne, K.R., Wennevik, V., Beck, A.C., Kausrud, K., Hindar, K., Garcia de Leaniz, C., Cherbonne, C., Coughlan, J., Cross, T.F., Dillane, E., Ensing, D., García-Vázquez, E., Hole, L.R., Holm, M., Holst, J.C., Jacobsen, J.A., Jensen, A.J., Karlsson, S., Ó Maoiléidigh, N., Mork, K.A., Nielsen, E.E., Nøttestad, L., Primmer, C.R., Prodöhl, P., Prusov, S., Stevens, J.R., Thomas, K., Whelan, K., McGinnity, P. & Verspoor, E., 2021. The early marine distribution of Atlantic salmon in the North-east Atlantic: a genetically informed stock-specific synthesis. Fish and Fisheries doi:10.1111/faf.12587 

Pardo, S.A., Bolstad, G.H., Dempson, J.B., April, J., Jones, R.A., Raab, D. & Hutchings, J.A. 2021. Trends in marine survival of Atlantic salmon populations in eastern Canada. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsab118

Rikardsen, A.H., Righton, D., Strøm, J.F., Thorstad, E.B., Gargan, P., Sheehan, T., Økland, F., Chittenden, C.M., Hedger, R.H., Næsje, T.F., Renkawitz, M., Sturlaugsson, J., Javierre, P.C., Baktoft, H., Davidsen, J.G., Halttunen, E., Wright, S., Finstad, B. & Aarestrup, K. 2021. Redefining the oceanic distribution of Atlantic salmon. Scientific Reports 11: 12266.

Strøm J.F., Thorstad E.B. & Rikardsen A.H. 2019. Thermal habitat of adult Atlantic salmon in a warming ocean. Journal of Fish Biology DOI: 11.1111/jfb.14187

Strøm, J.F., Rikardsen, A.H., Campana, S., Righton, D.A., Carr, J., Aarestrup, K., Stokesbury, M., Gargan, P., Javierre, P.C. & Thorstad, E.B. 2019. Ocean predation and mortality of adult Atlantic salmon. Scientific Reports 9:7890. 

Utne, K., Skagseth, Ø., Wennevik, V., Broms, C.T., Melle, W. & Thorstad, E.B. 2022. Impacts of a changing ecosystem on the feeding and feeding conditions for Atlantic salmon during the first months at sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 9: 824614. 

Utne, K.R., Thoms, K., Jacobsen, J.A., Fall, J., Ó Maoiléidigh, N. Broms, C., & Melle, W., 2020. Feeding interactions between Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar Linnaeus) post-smolts and other planktivorous fish in the Northeast Atlantic. Canadian Journal og Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2020-0037

Utne, K.R., Pauli, B.D., Haugland, M., Jacobsen, J.A., Ó Maoiléidigh, N., Melle, W., Broms, C.T., Nøttestad, L., Holm, M., Thomas, K. & Wennevik, V. 2021. Poor feeding opportunities and reduced condition factor for salmon post-smolts in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 78: 2844-2857. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsab163

Vollset, K.W., Barlaup, B.T. & Friedland, K.D. 2019. Context-dependent impact of an ectoparasite on early marine growth in Atlantic salmon. Aquaculture 507: 266-274. doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2019.04.038

Vollset, K.W., Lennox, R.J., Mahlum, S., Näslund, J., Larsen, M.H., Thorstad, E.B., Frechette, D., Finstad, B. & Davidsen, J.G. 2018. Size dependent effects of passive integrated transponders (PIT-tags) on early life stages of salmon: a preliminary literature review. LFI rapport nr. 324.

Vollset, K.W., Lennox, R.J., Thorstad, E.B., Auer, S., Bär, K., Larsen, M.H., Mahlum, S., Näslund, J., Stryhn, H.& Dohoo, I. 2020. Systematic review and meta-analysis of PIT tagging effects on mortality and growth of juvenile salmonids. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries doi.org/10.1007/s11160-020-09611-1.

Vollset, K.W., Urdal, K., Utne, K., Thorstad, E.B., Sægrov, H., Raunsgard, A., Skagseth, Ø., Lennox, R.J., Østborg, G.M., Ugedal, O., Jensen, A.J., Bolstad, G. & Fiske, P. 2022. Ecological regime shift in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean revealed from the unprecedented reduction in marine growth of Atlantic salmon. Science Advances 8: doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abk2542

Thorstad, E.B., Bliss, D., Breau, C., Damon-Randall, K., Sundt-Hansen, L.E., Hatfield, E., Horsburgh, G., Hansen, H, Ó Maoiléidigh, N., Sheehan, T. & Sutton, S.G. 2021. Atlantic salmon in a rapidly changing environment - facing the challenges of reduced marine survival and climate change. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31: 2654-2665 doi.org/10.1002/aqc.3624 


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