Effects of Elevated and Fluctuating Temperature Regimes on Macroinvertebrate and Fish in Pennsylvania’s Warm Water Streams and Rivers

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

This laboratory project investigates macroinvertebrate and fish responses to artificial changes in water temperature. Thermal regimes are warmer than normal and approach or exceed physiological and regulatory limits. Daily temperature changes emulate patterns characteristic of plant operations that discharge warm effluents

Funded by: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Principal Investigators: John K. Jackson, Bernard W. Sweeney, William H. Eldridge

Project Years: 2009, 2010, 2011