PRIMARY PUBLICATIONS

Furey NB, Vincent SP, Hinch SG, and Welch DW (2015) Variability in migration routes influences early marine survival of juvenile salmon smolts. PLoS ONE 10(10):e0139269. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0139269. Available at: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0139269.

Welch DW, Porter AD, and Winchell P (2014) Migration behaviour of maturing sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) and Chinook salmon (O.tshawytscha) in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and implications for management. Animal Biotelemetry 2:25. doi:10.1186/s40317-014-0018-3. Available at: http://www.animalbiotelemetry.com/content/pdf/s40317-014-0018-3.pdf.

Jeffries, KM, Hinch SG, Gale MK, Clark TD, Lotto AG, Casselman MT, Li S, Rechisky EL, Porter AD, Welch DW, and Miller KM (2014) Immune response genes and pathogen presence predict migration survival in wild salmon smolts. Molecular Ecology 23(23):5803-5815. doi:10.1111/mec.12980. Available at: http://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12980/abstract.

Rechisky EL, Welch DW, Porter AD, Hess JE, and Narum SR (2014) Testing for Delayed Mortality Effects in the Early Marine Life History of Columbia River Basin Yearling Chinook Salmon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 496:159–180. doi:10.3354/meps10692. Available at: http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m496p159.pdf.

Brosnan, IG, Welch DW, Rechisky EL, and Porter AD (2014) Evaluating the Influence of Environmental Factors on Yearling Chinook Salmon Survival in the Columbia River Plume (USA). Marine Ecology Progress Series 496:181–196. doi:10.3354/meps10550. Available at: http://www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m496p181.pdf.

Melnychuk MC, Korman J, Hausch S, Welch DW, McCubbing DJF, and Walters CJ (2014) Marine survival difference between wild and hatchery-reared steelhead trout determined during early downstream migration. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 71:831-846. Available at:http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0165#.VHTuo8nt-sM or download pdf here.

Marliave J, Frid A, Welch DW, and Porter AD (2013) Home Site Fidelity in Black Rockfish, Sebastes Melanops, Reintroduced into a Fjord Environment. The Canadian Field-Naturalist 127(3):255–261. Available at: http://canadianfieldnaturalist.ca/index.php/cfn/article/view/1491/1511.

Rechisky EL, Welch DW, Porter AD, Jacobs-Scott MC, Winchell PM (2013) Influence of multiple dam passage on survival of juvenile Chinook salmon in the Columbia River estuary and coastal ocean . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110(17):6883-6888, doi 10.1073/pnas. 1219910110. Available at: http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1219910110.

Collins AL, Hinch SG, Welch DW Cooke SJ, Clark TD (2013) Intracoelomic acoustic tagging of juvenile sockeye salmon: swimming performance, survival, and post-surgical wound healing in freshwater and during a transition to seawater . Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:515-523. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2012.743928.

Melnychuk MC, Walters CJ, Christensen V, Bothwell ML, and Welch DW (2012) Effects of solar ultraviolet radiation exposure on early ocean survival and fry-to-smolt growth of juvenile salmon.. Marine Ecology Progress Series 457:251–264. doi:10.3354/meps09426. Available at: http://www.int-res.com/articles/theme/m457p251.pdf.

Rechisky EL, Welch DW, Porter AD, Jacobs-Scott MC, Winchell PM, McKern JL (2012) Estuarine and early-marine survival of transported and in-river migrant Snake River spring Chinook salmon smolts. Nature Scientific Reports. 2:448. Available at: http://www.nature.com/srep/2012/120611/srep00448/full/srep00448.html.

Welch DW, Melnychuk MC, Payne J, Rechisky EL, Porter AD, Jackson G, Ward BR, Vincent S, Semmens J (2011) In Situ Measurement of Coastal Ocean Movements and Survival of Juvenile Pacific Salmon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(21): 8708-8713, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1014044108. Available at: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/05/10/1014044108.

Wood CC, Welch DW, Godbout L, Cameron J (2012) Marine migratory behaviour of hatchery-reared anadromous and wild non-anadromous sockeye salmon revealed by acoustic tags.. In: McKenzie J, Phelps Q, Kopf R, Mesa M, Parsons B, Seitz A (eds) Advances in fish tagging and marking technology vol 76. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Md., pp 289-311

Balfry S, Welch DW, Atkinson J, Lill A, Vincent S (2011) The Effect of Hatchery Release Strategy on Marine Migratory Behaviour and Apparent Survival of Seymour River Steelhead Smolts (Oncorhynchus mykiss). PLoS ONE 6(3): e14779. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014779. Available here.

Cooperman MS, Hinch SG, Crossin GT, Cooke SJ, Patterson DA, et al. (2010) Effects of changes to salinity and reproductive state on physiological condition and mortality in laboratory-held homing adult sockeye salmon. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(3):459–472. Available at: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/650473.

Melnychuk MC, Welch DW, Walters CJ (2010) Spatio-Temporal Migration Patterns of Pacific Salmon Smolts in Rivers and Coastal Marine Waters. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12916. Available at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012916.

Rechisky EL, Welch DW (2010) Surgical implantation of acoustic tags: Influence of tag loss and tag-induced mortality on free-ranging and hatchery-held spring Chinook (O tschawytscha) smolts. In: Wolf KS, O’Neal JS, editors PNAMP Special Publication: Tagging, Telemetry and Marking Measures for Monitoring Fish Populations—A compendium of new and recent science for use in informing technique and decision modalities: Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership Special Publication 2010-002. pp. 69-94.http://www.pnamp.org/node/2890.

Pincock D, Welch DW, McKinley SG, Jackson G (2010) Acoustic Telemetry for Studying Migration Movements of Small Fish in Rivers and the Ocean—Current Capabilities and Future Possibilities. In: Wolf KS, O’Neal JS, editors. PNAMP Special Publication: Tagging, Telemetry and Marking Measures for Monitoring Fish Populations—A compendium of new and recent science for use in informing technique and decision modalities: Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership Special Publication 2010-002. pp. 107-119. Available at: http://www.pnamp.org/node/2892.

Chittenden CM, Melnychuk MC, Welch DW, McKinley SM (2010) An Investigation Into the Poor Survival of an Endangered Coho Salmon Population. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10869. Available at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0010869.

Chittenden CM, Jensen J, Ewart D, Anderson S, Balfry, et al. (2010) Recent Salmon Declines: A Result of Lost Feeding Opportunities Due to Bad Timing? PLoS ONE 5(8): e12423. Available at: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012423.

Payne J, Andrews K, Chittenden C, Crossin G, Goetz F, et al. (2010) Studying Movements And Survival Of Marine Animals With Large-Scale Acoustic Arrays. In: McIntyre AD, Editor. Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance. Blackwell Publishing Ltd (Oxford). pp 269-290.

Greene CH, Block BA, Welch DW, Jackson G, Lawson GL, Rechisky EL (2009) The Emergence of Conservation Oceanography and its Role in the Management of Marine Fisheries. Oceanography 22(1):210-223. Read PDF here

Trudel M, Fisher J, Orsi J, Morris JFT, Thiess ME, et al. (2009) Distribution and migration of juvenile Chinook salmon derived from coded-wire tag recoveries along the continental shelf of western North America. Trans Amer Fish Soc 138: 1369-1391. Available at: http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=22218365.

Crossin GT, Hinch SG, Cooke SJ, Cooperman MS, Patterson DA, et al. (2009) Mechanisms influencing the timing and success of reproductive migration in a capital breeding, semelparous fish species: the sockeye salmon. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82: 635-652. Available at: http://faculty.forestry.ubc.ca/hinch/Crossin_etal_PBZ_2009.pdf.

Crossin, GT, Hinch SG, Welch DW, Cooke SJ, Patterson DA, et al. (2009) Physiological profiles of maturing oceanic sockeye salmon and the effects of exogenous GnRH and testosterone on rates of homeward migration. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. Available at:http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/10236240902846770.

Greene CH, Block BA, Welch DW, Jackson G, Lawson GL (2009) The Emergence of Conservation Oceanography and its Role in the Management of Marine Fisheries. Oceanography 22(1):210-223.

Welch DW, Melnychuk MC, Rechisky EL, Porter AD, Jacobs MC, et al. (2009) Freshwater and marine migration and survival of endangered Cultus Lake sockeye salmon smolts using POST, a large-scale acoustic telemetry array. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 66(5):736-750. Available at:http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/F09-032?journalCode=cjfas or download pdf here.

Rechisky ER, Welch DW, Porter AD, Jacobs MC, Ladouceur A (2009) Experimental measurement of hydrosystem-induced mortality in juvenile Snake River spring Chinook salmon using a large-scale acoustic array. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 66:1019–1024. Available at: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/F09-078.

Chittenden CM, Butterworth KG, Cubitt KF, Jacobs MC, Ladouceur A, et al. (2009) Maximum tag to body size ratios for an endangered coho salmon (O kisutch) stock based on physiology and performance. Environmental Biology of Fishes: 84(1):129-140. PDF available here

Lindley ST, Moser ML, Erickson DF, Belchik M, Welch DW, et al. (2008). Marine Migration of North American Green Sturgeon. Trans Amer Fish Soc 137(1):182–194. Available at: http://coastalwatersheds.ca.gov/portals/1/HumboldtBay/Monitor/docs/Fish_NMFS_sturgeon.pdf.

Crossin GT, Hinch SG, Cooke SJ, Welch DW, Batten SD, et al. (2008) Exposure To High Temperature Influences. The Behaviour, Physiology, And Survival of Sockeye Salmon During Spawning Migration. Canadian J Zoology 86:127-140. Available at: http://faculty.forestry.ubc.ca/hinch/Crossin%20et%20al.%202008%20CJZ.pdf.

Welch DW, Rechisky EL, Melnychuk MC, Porter AD, Walters CJ, et al. (2008) Survival of Migrating Salmon Smolts in Large Rivers With and Without Dams. PLoS Biology 6(10):e265. Available at:http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0060265.

Cooke SJ, Hinch SG, Farrell AP, Patterson DA, Miller-Saunders K, et al. (2008) Developing a mechanistic understanding of fish migrations by linking telemetry with physiology, behaviour, genomics and experimental biology: An interdisciplinary case study on adult Fraser River sockeye salmon. Fisheries 33:321-338. Available at: http://faculty.forestry.ubc.ca/hinch/Cooke%20et%20al%20Migration_study_approaches_Fisheries_2008.pdf.

Crossin GT, Hinch SG, Cooke SJ, Welch DW, Batten SD, et al. (2007) Behaviour and physiology of sockeye salmon homing through coastal waters to a natal river. Marine Biology 152:905-918. Available at:http://www.springerlink.com/content/r6557t644064m27u/.

Melnychuk MC, Welch DW, Walters CJ, Christensen V (2007) Riverine and early ocean migration and mortality patterns of juvenile steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from the Cheakamus River, British Columbia. Hydrobiologia 582:55–65. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-006-0541-1.

Fisher J, Trudel M, Ammann A, Orsi JA, Piccolo J, et al. (2007) Comparisons of the coastal distributions and abundances of juvenile Pacific salmon from central California to the northern Gulf of Alaska. American Fisheries Society Symposium 57: 31-80. Read PDF here

Welch DW, Batten SD, Ward BR (2007) Growth, survival, and tag retention of steelhead trout (O mykiss) surgically implanted with dummy acoustic tags. Hydrobiologia 582:289–299. Available at:http://www.springerlink.com/content/a156301w20280x52/.

Welch DW, Turo S, Batten SD (2006) Large-scale Marine and Freshwater Movements of White Sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Trans Amer Fish Soc 135:386–389. Available at:http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1577/T05-197.1.

Welch DW, Ward BR, Batten SD (2004) Early ocean survival and marine movements of hatchery and wild steelhead trout (O mykiss) determined by an acoustic array: Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia. Deep-Sea Research Vol 51(6-9):897-909. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.05.010.

Welch DW, Boehlert GW, Ward BR (2002) POST–the Pacific Ocean Salmon Tracking Project. Oceanologica Acta 25: 243-253. doi:10.1016/S0399-1784(02)01206-9. Available at: Sciencedirect.com.