The influence of habitat mosaics on species assemblage in a channelized midwestern stream

Catherine Marcinkevage, Edwin E Herricks

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Abstract

Regulators have realized the need for ecosystem-based water resources management that goes beyond the typical focuses on flood protection and water quality control. Understanding and incorporating the connections between hydrology and ecology is important in furthering holistic watershed-scale resources protection. This paper describes the characterization of in-channel habitat mosaics, which result from the interactions between flow and physical channel features, in providing flow-specific areas of refuge and connectivity through a second-order agricultural stream. Fish communities are used to compare the dynamic nature of habitat mosaics at different reach locations. Analyses of the communities illustrate the role of mosaic characterization in understanding the importance of hydrologic connectivity in watershed management and stream restoration. The results of this study promote understanding of the links between physical and ecological processes, as well as the effects of source areas, habitat suitability, and mosaic dynamics on fish communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
EditorsG. Sehlke, D.F. Hayes, D.K. Stevens
Pages4203-4209
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2004Jul 1 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management

Other

Other2004 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period6/27/047/1/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Marcinkevage, C., & Herricks, E. E. (2004). The influence of habitat mosaics on species assemblage in a channelized midwestern stream. In G. Sehlke, D. F. Hayes, & D. K. Stevens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmental Resources Management (pp. 4203-4209). (Proceedings of the 2004 World Water and Environmetal Resources Congress: Critical Transitions in Water and Environmetal Resources Management).