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Characterizing the thermal suitability of instream habitat for salmonids: A cautionary example from the Rocky Mountains

Publications Posted on: January 15, 2016
Understanding a species’ thermal niche is becoming increasingly important for management and conservation within the context of global climate change, yet there have been surprisingly few efforts to compare assessments of a species’ thermal niche across methods.

Data product for "Anticipated climate warming effects on Bull Trout habitats and populations across the Interior Columbia River Basin"

Datasets Posted on: August 27, 2015
This archive contains the data necessary to complete the general processing steps as outlined in the associated publication, Rieman et al. (2007).

Cold water as a climate shield to preserve native trout through the 21st Century

Publications Posted on: March 18, 2015
Native trout are culturally and ecologically important, but also likely to undergo widespread declines as the coldwater environments they require continue to shrink in association with global warming.

Movement and capture efficiency of radio-tagged salmonids

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
Electrofishing-based estimates of fish abundance are common. Movement by fish during sampling can bias abundance estimates. Installing block nets at the up– and downstream boundaries of a sampling section can reduce this bias, but require labor and time that might be better spent obtaining additional abundance estimates. So, how much does fish movement during sampling in small streams affect abundance estimates?Document Type: Briefing Papers

Movement and capture efficiency of radio-tagged salmonids sampled by electrofishing

Publications Posted on: August 22, 2012
Electrofishing-based estimates of fish abundance are common. Most population models assume that samples are drawn froma closed population, but population closure is sometimes difficult to achieve.

Invasive Species Science Update (No. 5)

Publications Posted on: February 27, 2012
Welcome to the fifth issue of the Rocky Mountain Research Station's (RMRS) Invasive Species Science Update. The newsletter is produced by the RMRS Invasive Species Working Group (ISWG), which is a core group of scientists who volunteer to coordinate outreach of RMRS invasive species science to managers and the public.

Role of climate and invasive species in structuring trout distributions in the interior Columbia River Basin, USA

Publications Posted on: August 31, 2011
Recent and projected climate warming trends have prompted interest in impacts on coldwater fishes. We examined the role of climate (temperature and flow regime) relative to geomorphology and land use in determining the observed distributions of three trout species in the interior Columbia River Basin, USA.

The use of hoop nets seeded with mature brook trout to capture conspecifics

Publications Posted on: December 02, 2009
The brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis, a native of eastern North America, is considered an invasive species in the western United States because it has been implicated in the decline of many native trout species there. Current methods for controlling brook trout are usually time-consuming and expensive and are sometimes harmful to nontarget species.

Invasion by non-native brook trout in Panther Creek, Idaho: Roles of habitat quality, biotic resistance, and connectivity to source habitats

Publications Posted on: August 31, 2009
Theoretical models and empirical evidence suggest that the invasion of nonnative species in freshwaters is facilitated through the interaction of three factors: habitat quality, biotic resistance, and connectivity. We measured variables that represented each factor to determine which were associated with the occurrence of nonnative brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis in Panther Creek, a tributary to the Salmon River, Idaho.

Analyzing tradeoffs between the threat of invasion by brook trout and effects of intentional isolation for native westslope cutthroat trout

Publications Posted on: September 25, 2008
Native fishes often face simultaneous threats from habitat fragmentation and invasion by nonnative trout. Unfortunately, management actions to address one may create or exacerbate the other. A consistent decision process would include a systematic analysis of when and where intentional use or removal of barriers is most appropriate. We developed a Bayesian belief network (BBN) as a tool for such analyses.