Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Oregon
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Oregon Project


Evaluation of Caspian tern management to reduce predation on ESA-listed salmonids in the Columbia Plateau region

February 2013 - March 2019


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, Washington

This study is designed to evaluate the foraging behavior and colony connectivity of Caspian terns (Hydroprogne caspia) nesting on Goose Island in Potholes Reservoir, with particular emphasis on predation by terns from this colony on ESA-listed juvenile salmonids (Oncorhynchus spp.) from the upper Columbia River.

Research Publications Publication Date
Connon, R.E., L.S. D’Abronzo, N.J. Hostetter, A Javidmehr, D.D. Roby, A.F. Evans, F.J. Loge, and I. Werner. 2012. Transcription profiling in environmental diagnostics: Health assessments in Columbia River basin steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Environmental Science and Technology 46:6081-6087. | Abstract 2012-10-31
Hostetter, N.J., B. Gardner, A.F. Evans, B.M. Cramer, Q. Payton, K. Collis, and D.D. Roby. Wanted dead or alive: A state-space mark-recapture-recovery model incorporating multiple recovery types and state uncertainty. 2018-07-31
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Hostetter, N.J. 2010. Susceptibility of juvenile salmonids to avian predation: Are Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants only taking the sick and injured? M.S. Thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR. 123 pp. 2009-12-31
Schniedermeyer, E. 2018. The response of Caspian Terns to managed reductions in nesting habitat in the Columbia Plateau region, Washington State, USA. M.S. thesis, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 87 pp. 2018-06-30