Coldwater fish in wadeable streams: chapter 8

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Edited by: Scott A. BonarWayne A. Hubert, and David W. Willis



Standardizing sampling methods for fish populations across large regions is important for consistent measurement of large-scale effects of climate or geography. In addition, pooling samples creates larger sample sizes and can facilitate data sharing among scientists and land managers. Sampling freshwater fish has largely not been standardized due to the diversity of fish and habitats. USGS aquatic ecologist Jason Dunham and co-authors contributed a chapter about sampling coldwater fish in wadeable streams to a new book that details common methods, protocols, and guidelines for sampling fish across North America. Topics include three common sampling methods: electrofishing, snorkeling, and nest counts. Each method provides complementary information about different species and life stages. The information will be useful for initiating new or fine-tuning ongoing sampling programs.

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Coldwater fish in wadeable streams: chapter 8
Year Published 2009
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 20 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Standard methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes
First page 119
Last page 138
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N