SFU biology professor Jonathan Moore is part of a global team that launched the Salmon Science Network (SSN) earlier this month. (Photo credit: Jonny Armstrong/Salmon-Net)

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Connecting salmon scientists through free research publications

April 20, 2018
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By Wan Yee Lok

SFU biology professor Jonathan Moore is part of a global team that launched the Salmon Science Network (SSN) earlier this month.

The international initiative aims to enhance communication and the dissemination of emerging science relevant to Pacific salmon.

To do this, the network provides free and open access to new published research on salmon science and conservation through its website salmon-net.org. SSN hopes to connect scientists and salmon stakeholders working on conservation and management to communicate more effectively. 

“Many great people and organizations are researching Pacific salmon or working toward their conservation and the sustainable fisheries they support," says Moore. "We are hopeful that Salmon-Net will help link scientists with one another as well as the greater network of salmon conservationists, managers, and stakeholders.” 

The initiative has already achieved great success - it supported a working group on glacial retreat and the future of salmon and their habitats. Scientists with expertise in glaciology, hydrology, watersheds and salmon from around the world came together at Simon Fraser University to discuss the implications of glacial retreat for salmon. The SSN hopes to continue supporting these working groups and symposia over the next few years. 

SSN is led by scientists from Simon Fraser University, University of Washington and University of Alaska Fairbanks, and is supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.