Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 847–848 | Cite as

B. Jonsson and N. Jonsson: Ecology of Atlantic salmon and brown trout: habitat as a template for life histories

Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 2011, 708 pp, ISBN 978-94-007-1188-4
  • Thomas P. Quinn
Book review

Salmonid fishes and especially Pacific salmon, genus Oncorhynchus, Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, and brown trout, S. trutta, and char of the genus Salvelinus, are remarkably well-studied for a wide variety of reasons, including but not limited to their importance in commercial and recreational fisheries, aquaculture, ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity in species-limited northern habitats, conservation biology, and as models for studies in behavioral and evolutionary ecology. They are treasured (though often in jeopardy) in their native ranges, and have also been so widely transplanted that all continents except Antarctica have non-native salmonids. This group of fishes has, therefore, a staggeringly large published literature and an even larger gray literature of agency reports and other less accessible forms of documentation.

The scientific literature on the Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus) and the Atlantic (Salmo) species is especially large and growing rapidly as new themes, techniques...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aquatic and Fishery SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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