UW published revised book on Pacific salmon

More than a decade after publishing his first edition of “The Behavior and Ecology of Pacific Salmon and Trout,” University of Washington professor Thomas Quinn is out with a new edition, packed with much updated information and many new photos.

His perspectives on the past, present and future of Pacific salmon and trout are presented in a style to attract a variety of fisheries enthusiasts from biologists to commercial fishermen and anglers.

The book covers all aspects of the life cycle of these fish in the Pacific, from homing migration in the open ocean through coastal waters and up rivers to their breeding grounds, to the importance of fish carcasses to the ecosystem. Also included is information on salmon and trout transplanted outside their ranges.

“There has been substantial research over the last decade on salmon and trout,” Quinn said in an interview.

There is also information on climate change throughout the entire book, but it is specifically addressed in the last chapter, on the abundance and diversity of salmon and trout past, present and future, he said.

The book may be preordered from the University of Washington press, the nonprofit book and multimedia publishing arm of the university, at https://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/QUIBE2.html.