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Statewide analysis of brook trout (<i>Salvelinus fontinalis </i>) population status and reach-scale conservation priorities in West Virginia Watersheds


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Abstract (summary)

The Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture (EBTJV) was formed to implement range-wide strategies that sustain healthy, fishable brook trout populations. Hudy et al. (2006) recently completed a comprehensive analysis of eastern brook trout distributions representing a critical first step towards fully integrating brook trout conservation efforts in this region. This study was designed to supplement and complement existing data on brook trout distributions and status within West Virginia. We examined recently obtained data for the entire state to update the EBTJV distributional map published in Hudy et al. (2006). We then used fish sample data along with GIS-acquired landscape data to create models to predict and extrapolate brook trout distributions and population types within the historical distribution of brook trout within West Virginia. We also used these data to identify critical reach scale priorities for brook trout protection, restoration and enhancement.

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Subject
Forestry;
Aquatic sciences
Classification
0478: Forestry
0792: Aquatic sciences
Identifier / keyword
Biological sciences
Title
Statewide analysis of brook trout (<i>Salvelinus fontinalis </i>) population status and reach-scale conservation priorities in West Virginia Watersheds
Author
Clingerman, Jason W.
Number of pages
185
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0256
Source
MAI 47/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549779612
Advisor
Petty, J. Todd
University/institution
West Virginia University
University location
United States -- West Virginia
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1458495
ProQuest document ID
304447948
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304447948
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