Salmonid Ecology

Online

Salmonids, including Pacific salmon and trout, are an important component of the ecological function and economy for western North America. However, natural disturbances and an increasing number of human-caused disturbances are resulting in both acute and chronic impacts to salmonids. Any effort to preserve these species should recognize that, while each salmonid species is unique, certain fundamental biological requirements are the basis for all management, recovery or protection initiatives for salmonid streams. 

In this course, build your understanding of:

  • The life stages of salmon and trout in both coastal and inland streams, and the habitat requirements applicable to each stage
  • How substrate quality and hydraulic flow affect spawning behavior and redd success
  • How habitat features, instream complexity, bank structure and large woody debris influence success of salmonids at different life stages
  • How water chemistry, water temperature and food availability impact trout and salmon behavior and/or physiology
  • How migration patterns can be impeded or enhanced by changes in flow, water quality, barriers or obstacles

This course is specifically designed for practitioners and agency personnel, including biologists, ecologists, hydrologists, planners and regulators involved with stream issues specifically dealing with salmonids, water supply and quality issues.

CEUs
0.6
Section Number
221NAT417
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to real-time lecture/Q&A sessions with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

This course is open July 20 – July 22, with a live session on July 22, 12:00-2:00 PM PST. 

We allow registration through the first morning of the course. We cannot extend course access beyond 11:59 PM on 7/22, so students pursuing a late enrollment acknowledge that they will have less time to complete the materials. Please contact the course representative with any questions. 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. Click here to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.

Discounts

Group Discount

Groups of three or more, enrolled at the same time with a single payment method may receive a 10% discount on each enrollment.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office to enroll your group: (530) 757-8777.

APA

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.

Info Session Discount

Attendees of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Information Sessions may be eligible for $100 discount on a class by entering the Coupon Code provided at the Information Session.  Contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services office, at (800) 752-0881, if you have questions about this discount.

AEP

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.