|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2014|
|Authors:||L. A. Vélez-Espino, Ford, J. K. B., Araujo, H. A., Ellis, G., Parken, C. K., Sharma, R.|
|Journal:||Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst|
|Date Published:||21 August 2014|
|Keywords:||chinook salmon, demography, elasticity, extinction risk, killer whale, matrix models, perturbation analysis, population viability analysis|
1. Two distinct populations of resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean have been listed in Canada and the USA as being of conservation concern. One of the major threats recognized for these two populations is nutritional stress associated with prey abundance levels and availability.
Relative importance of chinook salmon abundance on resident killer whale population growth and viability
This website is a demonstrator for the integration of several informatics technologies useful in "in-silico" biodiversity science: Scratchpads, Taverna Player and BioVeL infrastructure for executing workflows. This particular example makes use of population census data for Killer Whales and abundance data for Chinook Salmon in the north-east Pacific Ocean, which has kindly been provided by Antonio Velez-Espino of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Please do not rely on the data or results information provided for any actual scientific, conservation or policy use. Mistakes herein (of which there are several) are solely the responsibility of the technical parties working on the technology integration. These include: Cardiff University, University of Manchester and the Natural History Museum, London.