Two new studies find no link between PRV and salmon disease
Business in Vancouver quoted Tony Farrell, a professor at UBC’s faculty of land and food systems, for an article about piscine reovirus and salmon disease.
Mar 14, 2019
Cardiorespiratory fitness of farmed Atlantic salmon unaffected by virus
The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new UBC research has found.
Mar 13, 2019
Hot, dry weather spells trouble for sockeye salmon
As UBC biologist Tony Farrell explains, this year’s lack of snow melt coupled with record-high water temperatures mean sockeye salmon heading to the Fraser River to spawn might not make it at all.
Aug 4, 2015
Atlantic salmon also show capacity to adapt to warmer waters
Populations of Atlantic salmon have a surprisingly good capacity to adjust to warmer temperatures that are being seen with climate change.
Jul 17, 2014
Six new Canada Research Chairs appointed at UBC
Six new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed at the University of British Columbia and 11 more have been renewed, infusing $12.1 million into research at the university.
Oct 12, 2011
Some populations of Fraser River salmon more likely to survive climate change: UBC study
Populations of Fraser River sockeye salmon are so fine-tuned to their environment that any further environmental changes caused by climate change could lead to the disappearance of some populations, while others may be less affected, says a new study by University of British Columbia scientists.
Mar 31, 2011
Genes contribute to sockeye salmon mortality in Fraser River: UBC and DFO study
Fraser River sockeye salmon with a certain genomic profile are more likely to die before spawning, contributing to the recent declines in British Columbian salmon, says a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Jan 13, 2011