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Survival of Migrating Salmon Smolts in Large Rivers With and Without Dams

  • David W Welch mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: david.welch@kintamaresearch.org

    Affiliation: Kintama Research, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Erin L Rechisky,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Michael C Melnychuk,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Aswea D Porter,

    Affiliation: Kintama Research, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Carl J Walters,

    Affiliation: Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Shaun Clements,

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Benjamin J Clemens,

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • R. Scott McKinley,

    Affiliation: Centre for Aquaculture and the Environment, University of British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Carl Schreck

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Published: October 28, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060265
  • Published in PLOS Biology

About the Authors

David W Welch, Aswea D Porter
Kintama Research, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Erin L Rechisky, Michael C Melnychuk, Carl J Walters
Fisheries Center, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Shaun Clements, Benjamin J Clemens, Carl Schreck
United States Geological Survey, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America
R. Scott McKinley
Centre for Aquaculture and the Environment, University of British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: david.welch@kintamaresearch.org

Competing Interests

DWW is architect of the POST acoustic array concept and President and owner of Kintama Research Corporation, the company that developed the design for and operates the POST acoustic telemetry array.

Author Contributions

DWW was responsible for the experimental design, conception and overall operation of the POST array plus writing the paper; ELR, MCM, and ADP undertook large parts of the statistical analysis and contributed to writing; SC, BJC, and CS contributed unpublished data and comments on the manuscript; CJW and RSM provided technical advice and review of the manuscript.