Pacific Salmon in a changing climate
Pacific Salmon have survived volcanic eruptions, repeated glaciations, shifting rivers, the commercial fishing boom of the late 1800s, an era of dam building, and many other human-related changes to their environment. They now face additional stressors related to climate change, including increased stream temperatures and altered river flows. Join local biologist Tracy Bowerman in a discussion about the adaptations salmon have evolved to persist in a highly dynamic environment, and how salmon have responded to recent climatic shifts. Tracy will present the latest research on how climate change is expected to affect salmon populations and other organisms that rely on salmon for food and nutrients.
Tracy Bowerman lives in Leavenworth and conducts research on salmon and trout throughout the Columbia River Basin. She has a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from Utah State University where she studied bull trout populations and conservation biology.
Photo courtesy of Barrie Kovich and Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
Doors open at 6:30pm for community social and no-host refreshments, presentation begins at 7:00pm.