Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Monster Seminar JAM

Event Information

Monster Seminar JAM - The LANPREF project -- identifying the landscape-pressure-fish cascade

Presentator(s):
Clemens Trautwein, Visiting researcher/Doctoral candidate, Dept. of Water Atmosphere and Environment, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem

More Information:
Abstract
Environmental conditions across whole landscapes clearly impact instream habitats and biological communities; however, these linkages are not well understood and have not been synthesized for European streams and rivers. In this study we focus on land-use patterns at the landscape scale as a principal threat to the ecological integrity of river ecosystems, impacting habitat, water quality, and the biota via numerous and complex pathways  the landscape-pressure-fish cascade. In this way, we consider spatially-nested relationships through which land-cover change and other disturbances are propagated from larger to smaller spatial scales. Focus points of this seminar will be:
  • The European Fish Index as biotic response measurement in this study
  • Catchment land use classes as cumulative stressor on riverine fish


Location:
NWFSC  Map to NWFSC
2725 Montlake Blvd. E.
Seattle,  WA  98112

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact Person(s):
Diane Tierney
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