Fish assemblages in the Wabash River : responses to substrate variation in field collections and artifical streams

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dc.contributor.advisor Pyron, Mark, 1960- en_US Mueller, Robert F., Jr. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-usc-- n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:47Z 2011-06-03T19:41:47Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2008 .M84 en_US
dc.description.abstract Relationships between fish assemblage composition and substrate variation is poorly understood in large rivers. Information on fishes occurrence and behavior and substrate variation were examined in field observations for the Middle Wabash River and fine scale artificial streams experiments. The results from field observations suggested strong concordance for variation in abundance of fishes with habitat variation among sites, resulting in a longitudinal river gradient as dominant in the Middle Wabash River. In addition, shifts in fish behavior within artificial stream experiments demonstrated that species-specific habitat selection behaviors were influenced by interactions within a fish assemblage. The combination of artificial stream experiments and field observations can identify fine scale trends that bioassessment surveys cannot tease apart, and highlighting the need to examine species-habitat relationships at more than one scale.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent v, 48 leaves : ill., maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish communities -- Wabash River. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish communities -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Habitat -- Wabash River. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Habitat -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Minnows -- Habitat. en_US
dc.title Fish assemblages in the Wabash River : responses to substrate variation in field collections and artifical streams en_US Thesis (M.S.)
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