Tom Quinn’s group works on the behavior, ecology, evolution, and conservation of fishes. Most of their work is conducted on salmon, trout and char, investigating such topics as migratory behavior and homing, habitat requirements, factors affecting reproductive success, evolution of populations, straying and population expansion, and trophic ecology. Their research blends a variety of field techniques including tagging, telemetry, direct observations, and a variety of sampling techniques with laboratory experiments and analysis of long-term datasets.


The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout


A completely revised edition of the 2005 book, “The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout” is now available through the UW Press. This new edition features many new, outstanding photographs, updated information, and enhanced coverage of trout and char as well as Pacific salmon. There have been many interesting and important discoveries since the first edition, and the new edition presents them. The book is currently available in paperback, with an e-book option to be released fall, 2018.

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The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout should be on the shelf of anyone with a professional or personal interest in Pacific salmon and trout. Written in a technically accurate but engaging style, it appeals to a wide range of readers, including students, anglers, biologists, conservationists, legislators, and armchair naturalists.

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