Recognizing that peer-reviewed science is often difficult or impossible for people outside of academia to access and understand, we seek to enhance the visibility and accessibility of noteworthy current developments in salmon science. Our scope is broad, with the intention of covering topics ranging from salmon ecology and evolution, to watershed ecology, to salmon economics and management. We are not intending to provide a comprehensive summary of the science relevant to conservation and management but, rather, to facilitate access to the most salient current research.


Salmon-Net seeks to translate, summarize, and make available, current peer-reviewed science that has direct relevance to the conservation and management of Pacific salmon. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, this collaborative project involves investigators from the University of Washington, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Simon Fraser University, and our partners. Salmon-Net is intended as a portal to a variety of information sources that we hope will be useful to the broad range of people and organizations involved in the conservation and management of Pacific salmon and their ecosystems. Our primary activities include:


  • Providing accesible summaries of important new science from the peer-reviewed literature. In addition to these summaries we have purchased open access rights (where needed) to provide public access to the original papers. Where possible, we will also provide supporting resources, including presentation slides, photographs, and media links relevant to the study that we hope will be useful for further communicating the contents of the papers.
  • Hosting an online venue for open discussion of emerging salmon science, organized around the papers provided in our Science Spotlights.
  • Convening meetings and working groups focused on emerging scientific needs and ideas relevant to salmon conservation managment.


We hope that you will both read and use the material posted on this site, as well as contribute your own ideas for material that should be covered here. Papers that we highlight are either chosen from by the Salmon-Net team, or have been nominated by someone in the broader Salmon-Net community. If you would like to see a particular paper highlighted, please send us a note nominating that paper. We can then work with you to write up a summary if we think the paper has a broad enough appeal to be highlighted on Salmon-Net.  There are other ways for you to contribute to Salmon-Net:

  • Provide feedback on our Science Spotlights by adding commentary.
  • Suggest an idea for a working group or meeting on a particularly pressing conservation or management issue by contacting us. We will consider all ideas and get back in touch about whether we can help execute such gatherings.
  • Nominate papers that you think we should provide coverage of on this site by contacting us.

By joining our network using the form on this page you will receive notification whenever we have updated the website with new postings. Also, follow our Twitter feed for additional resources and news.