Population structure and dynamics of alewives and spottail shiners in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan, 1984-1996

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dc.contributor.advisor McComish, Thomas S. (Thomas Sherman), 1938- en_US
dc.contributor.author Tonello, Mark A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in nl----- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:48Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:48Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1997 .T66 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185839
dc.description.abstract The population dynamics of alewives Alosa pseudoharengus and spottail shiners Notropis hudsonius were investigated in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan from 1984-1996. Insights to population dynamics of both species were found by applying age and growth information to length-frequency distributions of index trawl catches within and between years. Both alewife and spottail shiner populations showed general increasing trends over the period, reaching peak levels in 1996. Interaction potential was examined for alewives, spottail shiners, and the yellow perch Perca flavescens, another important nearshore species. Trends in relative catches of these species were correlated to provide insight to possible interactions. There appears to be negative relationships between alewife and yellow perch populations, as well as between yellow perch and spottail shiner populations. No relationships were found between alewife and spottail shiner populations.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Biology
dc.format.extent ix, 88 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish populations -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish populations -- Michigan, Lake. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exotic fishes -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exotic fishes -- Michigan, Lake. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Michigan, Lake. en_US
dc.title Population structure and dynamics of alewives and spottail shiners in Indiana waters of Lake Michigan, 1984-1996 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1048392 en_US

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