About the Authors
- Shannon Balfry
- Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- David W. Welch
- Kintama Research Services Ltd., Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
- Jody Atkinson
- Department of Zoology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Al Lill
- Living Rivers–Georgia Basin/Vancouver Island, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Stephen Vincent
- Seymour Salmonid Society, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Two of the co-authors (Welch and Lill) were employed by commercial companies (Kintama Research Corporation and Living Rivers) that provided their time/salary (in-kind funding), which enabled their participation in this research project. The involvement of these co-authors and their respective association with commercial companies does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: SB DWW AL SV. Performed the experiments: SB DWW JA SV. Analyzed the data: SB DWW JA AL SV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SB DWW JA SV. Wrote the paper: SB DWW JA AL SV.