Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
Home | Intranet | Digital Measures | Help

Developing a DNA-based tool to estimate the number of salmon consumed by piscivores in the Sacramento Delta

Duration

August 2019 - September 2020

Narrative

Predation is a major source of mortality for salmonids out-migrating from the Sacramento River. Here, we are using a newly developed tool (DNA mixtures) to estimate the number of salmon that are consumed by piscivores as they exit the river. This project is a collaboration between USGS offices in Wisconsin and California. The results will be used to better estimate predation, which will inform salmon management in the Sacramento River.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 6

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 33

Presentations: 114

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • US Geological Survey Pacific Region

Links

Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  3. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources