Aquatic Ecosystems

NorEaST - Stream Temperature Web Portal

Overview & Applicability

Stream data are needed to enable managers to understand baseline conditions, historic trends, and potential impacts of climate change on stream temperature and flow, and in turn on aquatic species in freshwater ecosystems.

Summary: 

NorEaST is being developed to provide a coordinated, multi-agency regional web portal to compile, store, map, and distribute continuous stream temperature locations and data across the Northeastern U.S.

Probabilistic models for decision support under climate change

A diagram showing the structure of a model on climate change and fish habitat

Provides an example of how to bring the flood of data and information on climate change together to prioritize conservation and management, using an example of a model for Bull trout in the Boise River basin.

Presenter: 
Douglas Peterson
Publication date: 
03/01/2011

Introduction of Spatially Explicit Climate Scenarios for the Bull Trout

Map of stream temperatures

Many new tools are becoming available to provide downscaled climate data and help us make management decisions. How do these tools perform when used in an excersize to examine real-world problems? See the example of an exercise done for Bull Trout.

Presenter: 
Dan Isaak
Publication date: 
03/01/2011

Climate Change and Mangement: How do we use all of this?

Sampling fish in a stream

There is a great deal of scientific information being generated on how aquatic ecosystems may respond to climate change. How do we begin to apply this information and use it in management?

Presenter: 
Bruce Rieman
Publication date: 
03/01/2011

Stream Temperature & Climate Change: Observed Patterns & Key Uncertainties

Fly fisherman in a stream

Stream temperature measurements indicate that streams are warming in response to climate change. However more data are needed to accurately predict stream temperature changes for the future, and their biological implications.

Presenter: 
Dan Isaak
Publication date: 
03/01/2011
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