Development of a bioenergetics model for age-0 American Shad



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Bioenergetics modeling can be used as a tool to investigate the impact of non-native age-0 American shad (Alosa sapidissima) on reservoir and estuary food webs. The model can increase our understanding of how these fish influence lower trophic levels as well as predatory fish populations that feed on juvenile salmonids. Bioenergetics modeling can be used to investigate ecological processes, evaluate alternative research hypotheses, provide decision support, and quantitative prediction. Bioenergetics modeling has proven to be extremely useful in fisheries research (Ney et al. 1993,Chips and Wahl 2008, Petersen et al. 2008). If growth and diet parameters are known, the bioenergetics model can be used to quantify the relative amount of zooplankton or insects consumed by age-0 American shad. When linked with spatial and temporal information on fish abundance, model output can guide inferential hypothesis development to demonstrate where the greatest impacts of age-0 American shad might occur.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title Development of a bioenergetics model for age-0 American Shad
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
Publisher location Portland, OR
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 35 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Title Impact of American Shad in the Columbia River
First page 54
Last page 88
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