Publications

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Refereed journal articles

31. Melnychuk MC, Hilborn R, Elliott M, Peterson E, Hurst RJ, Mace PM, and Starr PJ. 2017. Reply to Slooten et al.: Viewing fisheries management challenges in a global context. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See reply in PNAS online
30. Melnychuk MC, Peterson E, Elliott M, and Hilborn R. 2016. Fisheries management impacts on target species status. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. See article in PNAS online or get pdf here
29. Melnychuk MC, Dunton, KJ, Jordaan, A, McKown, KA, and Frisk MG. 2016. Informing conservation strategies for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon using acoustic telemetry and multi-state mark–recapture models. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12799
28. Melnychuk MC, Clavelle, T, Owashi, B, and Strauss, K. 2016. Reconstruction of global ex-vessel prices of fished species. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw169
27. Pons M, Branch TA, Melnychuk MC, Jensen OP, Brodziak J, Fromentin JM, Harley SJ, Haynie AC, Kell LT, Maunder MN, Parma AM, Restrepo VR, Sharma R, Ahrens R, and Hilborn R. 2016. Effects of biological, economic and management factors on tuna and billfish stock status. Fish and Fisheries. doi:10.1111/faf.12163
26. Costello C, Ovando D, Clavelle T, Strauss CK, Hilborn R, Melnychuk MC, Branch TA, Gaines SD, Szuwalski CS, Cabral RB, Rader DN, and Leland A. 2016. Global fishery prospects under contrasting management regimes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 5125–5129. See article in PNAS online or get pdf here
25. Melnychuk MC, Essington TE, Branch TA, Heppell S, Jensen OP, Link JS, Martell SJD, Parma AM, and Smith ADM. 2016. Which design elements of individual quota fisheries help to achieve management objectives? Fish and Fisheries 17:126–142. doi:10.1111/faf.12094
24. Melnychuk MC, Korman J, Hausch SJ, Welch DW, McCubbing DJF, and Walters CJ. 2014. Marine survival difference between wild and hatchery-reared steelhead trout determined during early downstream migration. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71: 831-846. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2013-0165

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Melnychuk MC, Banobi JA, and Hilborn R. 2014. The adaptive capacity of fishery management systems for confronting climate change impacts on marine populations. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.  doi:10.1007/s11160-013-9307-9

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Melnychuk MC, Banobi JA, and Hilborn R. 2013. Effects of management tactics on meeting conservation objectives for western North American groundfish fisheries. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56684. get pdf here

21.

Melnychuk MC, Christensen V, and Walters CJ. 2013. Meso-scale movement and mortality patterns of juvenile coho salmon and steelhead trout migrating through a coastal fjord. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96: 325–339.  doi:10.1007/s10641-012-9976-6

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Essington TE, Melnychuk MC, Branch TA, Heppell S, Jensen OP, Link JS, Martell SJD, Parma AM, Pope JG, and Smith ADM. 2012. Catch shares, fisheries, and ecological stewardship: a comparative analysis of resource responses to a rights-based policy instrument. Conservation Letters 5: 186–195.  doi:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00226.x 

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Hausch SJ and Melnychuk MC. 2012. Residualization of hatchery steelhead: A meta-analysis of hatchery practices. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32: 905–921.  doi:10.1080/02755947.2012.711269. get pdf here 

18.

Melnychuk MC, Essington TE, Branch TA, Heppell S, Jensen OP, Link JS, Martell SJD, Parma AM, Pope JG, and Smith ADM. 2012. Can catch share fisheries better track management targets? Fish and Fisheries 13: 267–290.  doi:10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00429.x

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Melnychuk MC, Walters CJ, Christensen V, Bothwell ML, and Welch DW. 2012. Effects of solar ultraviolet radiation exposure on early ocean survival and fry-to-smolt growth of juvenile salmon. Marine Ecology Progress Series 457: 251–264.  doi:10.3354/meps09426.  get pdf here

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Melnychuk MC and Hausch SJ. 2011. Method for estimating detection probabilities of nonmigrant tagged fish: Applications for quantifying residualization rates. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140: 1613–1628. doi:10.1080/00028487.2011.641876.  get pdf here 

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Welch DW, Melnychuk MC, Payne J, Rechisky EL, Porter A, Jackson G, Ward B, Vincent S, and Semmens J. 2011. In situ measurement of coastal ocean movements and survival of juvenile Pacific salmon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 8708–8713.  See article in PNAS online or get pdf here 

14.

Chittenden CM, Melnychuk MC, Welch DW, and McKinley RS. 2010. An investigation into the poor survival of an endangered coho salmon population. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10869.  get pdf here

13.

Melnychuk MC and Walters CJ. 2010. Estimating detection probabilities of tagged fish migrating past fixed receiver stations using only local information. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 641–658.  doi:10.1139/F09-199.  get pdf here

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Melnychuk, MC, Welch, DW, and Walters, CJ. 2010. Spatio-temporal migration patterns of salmon smolts in rivers and coastal marine waters. PLoS ONE 5(9): e12916.  get pdf here 

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Melnychuk MC. 2009. Estimation of survival and detection probabilities for multiple tagged salmon stocks with nested migration routes, using a large-scale telemetry array. Marine & Freshwater Research 60: 1231–1243.  doi:10.1071/MF08361.  get pdf here 

10.

Melnychuk MC and Christensen V. 2009. Methods for estimating detection efficiency and tracking acoustic tags with mobile transect surveys. Journal of Fish Biology 75: 1773–1794.  doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02428.x

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Welch DW, Melnychuk MC, Rechisky EL, Porter AD, Jacobs MC, Ladouceur A, McKinley RS, and Jackson GD. 2009. Freshwater and marine migration and survival of endangered Cultus Lake sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) smolts using POST, a large-scale acoustic telemetry array. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 736–750.  doi: 10.1139/F09-032.  get pdf here 

8.

Forrest RE, Martell SJD, Melnychuk MC, and Walters CJ. 2008. An age-structured model with leading management parameters, incorporating age-specific selectivity and maturity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 286–296.  doi: 10.1139/f07-156.  get pdf here

7.

Welch DW, Rechisky EL, Melnychuk MC, Porter AD, Walters CJ, Schreck C, Clements S, Clemens BJ, and McKinley RS. 2008. Survival of migrating salmon smolts in large rivers with and without dams. PLoS Biology 6(10): e265.  get pdf here 

6.

Melnychuk MC, Welch DW, Walters CJ, and Christensen V. 2007. Riverine and early ocean migration and mortality patterns of juvenile steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) from the Cheakamus River, British Columbia. Hydrobiologia 582: 55–65.  doi:10.1007/s10750-006-0541-1

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Melnychuk MC and Krebs CJ. 2005. Residual effects of NPK fertilization on shrub growth in a Yukon boreal forest. Canadian Journal of Botany 83: 399–404.  doi:10.1139/B09-035.  get pdf here 

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Srivastava DS, Melnychuk MC, and Ngai JT. 2005. Landscape variation in the larval density of a bromeliad-dwelling zygopteran, Mecistogaster modesta (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae). International Journal of Odonatology 8: 69–81.  doi:10.1080/13887890.2005.9748244

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Starzomski BM, Cardinale BJ, Dunne JA, Hillery MJ, Holt CA, Krawchuk MA, Lage M, McMahon S, and Melnychuk MC. 2004. Contemporary visions of progress in ecology and thoughts for the future. Ecology and Society 9(1): 14.  get pdf here

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Melnychuk MC and Srivastava DS. 2002. Abundance and vertical distribution of a bromeliad-dwelling zygopteran larva, Mecistogaster modesta, in a Costa Rican rainforest (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae). International Journal of Odonatology 5: 81–97.  doi:10.1080/13887890.2002.9748178

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Melnychuk MC and Chapman LJ. 2002. Hypoxia tolerance of two haplochromine cichlids: Swamp leakage and potential for interlacustrine dispersal. Environmental Biology of Fishes 65: 99–110.  doi:10.1023/A:1019602403098

Refereed book chapters

Melnychuk MC. Detection efficiency in telemetry studies: Definitions and evaluation methods. Pp. 339–357 In Telemetry Techniques: A User Guide for Fisheries Research (Eds., N Adams, J Beeman, and J Eiler), American Fisheries Society Books, Bethesda, Maryland. 518 p.  get chapter 
Melnychuk MC. Potential effects of acoustic tag strength variation on detection probabilities of migrating fish: Recommended measurements prior to tagging. Pp. 313–323 In Advances in Fish Tagging and Marking Technology (Eds., J McKenzie, B Parsons, A Seitz, R Keller-Kopf, M Mesa, and Q Phelps), American Fisheries Society Symposium 76, Bethesda, Maryland. 560 p.  get chapter 

 Non-refereed book chapters and reports

xviii. Melnychuk M, and Hilborn, R. 2015. Effects of spatial management and harvest management on fishery performance. Final Report submitted to Environmental Defense Fund. 32 p.

xvii.

Payne JC, Andrews K, Chittenden C, Crossin G, Goetz F, Hinch S, Levin P, Lindley S, McKinley S, Melnychuk M, Nelson T, Rechisky E, and Welch D. 2010. Tracking fish movements and survival on the Northeast Pacific shelf. Pp. 267–290 In Life in the World’s Oceans (Ed., AD McIntyre), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, U.K. 361 p.  see chapter 

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Welch DW, Jackson GD, Rechisky EL, Melnychuk MC, Porter AD, Jacobs M, Ladouceur A, Winchell P, Batten S, Payne J, O’Dor R, McKinley RS. 2010. Operational considerations in implementing the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking System (POST): A permanent continental-scale acoustic tracking array for measuring salmon survival. Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership Report. 5 p.  see report

xv.

Melnychuk M, Hausch S, McCubbing D, and Welch D. 2009. Acoustic tracking of hatchery-reared and wild Cheakamus River steelhead smolts to address residualisation and early ocean survival. Final Report submitted to CN Railway Company, Monitor 2, Project F. 113 p.  see report

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Melnychuk M. 2008. Assessment of juvenile survival of hatchery-reared coho salmon during the downstream migration in the Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers and early ocean life. Final report submitted to CN Railway Company. 22 p.  see report

xiii.

Melnychuk M. 2008. Assessment of ultraviolet radiation exposure during freshwater rearing on early marine mortality in migrating juvenile sockeye and coho salmon. Final report submitted to Pacific Salmon Foundation. 13 p.

xii.

Melnychuk M. 2008. Early marine survival assessment of coho salmon in southern BC. Final report submitted to BC Pacific Salmon Forum. 22 p.

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Melnychuk M and Walters CJ. 2007. Marine survival assessment of juvenile coho salmon and steelhead. Final report submitted to FishAmerica Foundation. 10 p.

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Welch DW, Gaboury I, Melnychuk MC, and O’Dor R. 2006. Applications of the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking System (POST): A permanent continental-scale acoustic tracking array for fisheries research & ocean observation. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE, Oceans 2006: 1069–1073.

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Melnychuk M. 2006. Survival assessment of coho salmon from the Squamish River watershed during the downstream and early ocean migration. Final report submitted to Pacific Salmon Foundation. 6 p.

viii.

Melnychuk M and Walters CJ. 2006. Marine survival assessment of juvenile coho salmon and steelhead. Final report submitted to FishAmerica Foundation. 11 p.

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Tsang P, Melnychuk MC, and Welch DW. 2005. A continental-scale ocean observation system to gather biological and oceanographic data for marine resource management. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE, Oceans 2005: 2179–2182.

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Melnychuk M. 2005. Small-scale assessment of early marine survival in juvenile coho salmon and steelhead from the Squamish River watershed. Final report submitted to Pacific Salmon Foundation. 7 p.

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Melnychuk M and Walters CJ. 2005. Marine survival assessment of juvenile coho salmon. Final report submitted to FishAmerica Foundation. 12 p.

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Srivastava DS and Melnychuk MC. 2002. Ground to canopy distribution of bromeliad-dwelling Mecistogaster modesta larvae (Odonata: Pseudostigmatidae) in a Costa Rican rainforest. International Dragonfly Fund Report 4: 27–30.

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Melnychuk MC and Guénette S. 2001. Four hundred years of French cod (Gadus morhua) fishery in Newfoundland (1550–1950). Pp. 228–230 In Fisheries Impacts on North Atlantic Ecosystems: Catch, Effort, and National/Regional Data Sets (Eds.DR Zeller, R Watson and D Pauly), Fisheries Centre Research Reports 9(3). 254 p.  see report

ii.

Melnychuk MC, Guénette S, Martín-Sosa P, and Balguerias E. 2001. Fisheries in the Canary Islands, Spain. Pp. 221–224 In Fisheries Impacts on North Atlantic Ecosystems: Catch, Effort, and National/Regional Data Sets (Eds., DR Zeller, R Watson and D Pauly), Fisheries Centre Research Reports 9(3). 254 p.  see report

i.

Melnychuk MC, Morissette L, Fontenelle G, Morizur Y, and Guénette S. 2001. The French fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic (ICES Areas VII and VIII), 1996–1998. Pp. 162–176 In Fisheries Impacts on North Atlantic Ecosystems: Catch, Effort, and National/Regional Data Sets (Eds., DR Zeller, R Watson and D Pauly), Fisheries Centre Research Reports 9(3). 254 p.  see report 
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