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UncertaintyWhat is the relationship between genetic diversity and ecological and evolutionary performance, and to what extent does the loss of stock diversity reduce the fitness, and hence survival rate and resilience, of remaining populations?
ThemePopulation structure and diversity
SubthemeDiversity
Sources SRG 93-3: Critical Uncertainties in the Program
NPCC 2006-3: Research Plan 2006
Criticality Level Priority
Rationale Recognition that genetic diversity is critical to long-term ecological and evolutionary performance is fundamental to the landscape approach and the 2014 Program. Research and adaptive management to address this uncertainty could have long-term, basinwide benefits by identifying and averting management actions that would jeopardize genetic diversity and the resilience of focal populations. Our understanding of the long-term consequences of genetic diversity for ecological and evolutionary performance is still primarily theoretical (e.g., Fraser 2008) and more empirical research is needed.


Projects that address this uncertainty:

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ID Title Sponsor Locations Purpose Emphasis Addresses
200850400 Sturgeon Genetics Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Programmatic RM and E Directly
200852400 Implement Tribal Pacific Lamprey Restoration Plan Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Lower Columbia/Willamette Hydrosystem RM and E Directly
198806400 Kootenai River White Sturgeon Aquaculture Conservation Facility Kootenai Tribe Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Artificial Production Supplementation Indirectly
198909600 Genetic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Program for Salmon and Steelhead National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199005500 Idaho Steelhead Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Studies Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Snake/Clearwater Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199107300 Idaho Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Snake/Salmon Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199305600 Advance Hatchery Reform Research National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199506325 Yakima River Monitoring and Evaluation-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP) Yakama Confederated Tribes Columbia Plateau/Yakima Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199902000 Analyze Persistence and Dynamics in Chinook Redds US Forest Service (USFS) Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200303900 Monitor and Evaluate (M&E) Reproductive Success and Survival in Wenatchee River National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
200305400 Evaluate the Relative Reproductive Success of Hatchery-Origin and Wild-Origin Steelhead Spawning Naturally in the Hood River Oregon State University Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
200306300 Natural Reproductive Success and Demographic Effects of Hatchery-Origin Steelhead in Abernathy Creek, Washington US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
200740200 Snake River Sockeye Captive Propagation Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Snake/Salmon Artificial Production Supplementation Indirectly
200871000 Development of an Integrated strategy for Chum Salmon Restoration in the tributaries below Bonneville Dam Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Artificial Production Supplementation Indirectly
200890700 Genetic Assessment of Columbia River Stocks Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200900500 Influence of Environment and Landscape on Salmonid Genetics Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
200900900 Basinwide Supplementation Evaluation Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
201002600 Chinook and Steelhead Genotyping for Genetic Stock Identification (GSI) at Lower Granite Dam Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Blue Mountain/Grande Ronde, Blue Mountain/Imnaha, Columbia Plateau/Snake Lower, Mountain Snake/Clearwater, Mountain Snake/Salmon Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201003100 Snake River Chinook and Steelhead Parental Based Tagging Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Blue Mountain/Grande Ronde, Blue Mountain/Imnaha, Columbia Plateau/Snake Lower, Mountain Snake/Clearwater, Mountain Snake/Salmon Programmatic RM and E Indirectly
201003300 Study Reproductive Success of Hatchery and Natural Origin Steelhead in the Methow Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Columbia Cascade/Methow Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
201005700 B-run steelhead supplementation effectiveness research Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), Nez Perce Tribe Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly

last updated: Jan 27, 2016