Caroline Bilhete

Concordia University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: James Grant
Start: 2013-01-01
End: 2015-03-10


The effect of habitat complexity on Atlantic salmon
Salmonids, such as rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), typically demonstrate aggression and socially hierarchical behaviours towards conspecifics. Juvenile rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon establish and defend their territories, but the size and shape depend on habitat structure. This project aims to evaluate the effects of habitat structure on territory size and aggression in salmonids. This project is important as it will contribute to the existing knowledge of salmonid behaviour and as well as provide additional information towards conservation and management strategies for increased salmonid population densities and survivorship.


Salmo salar, Aggression, Territory Size, Habitat Complexity , Behaviour