Stream fish appear largely immune from physical, chemical, and biological changes between meadow and forested habitats. A study in which fish were tagged and recaptured was initiated to measure fish dispersal along a two-kilometer stretch of the White Clay Creek spanning a meadow, recovering forest, and mature forest to evaluate the scale at which habitat modification would be expected to affect stream fish.
Funded by: Stroud Water Research Center
Principal Investigators: William H. Eldridge (Stroud Water Research Center)
Collaborator: Eli Gurarie (NOAA-Fisheries)
Project Years: 2010, 2011, 2012