Fish Dispersal Across a Riparian Habitat Gradient

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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

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