“Spatial Ecological Processes and Local Factors Predict the Distribution and Abundance of Spawning by Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) across a Complex River Scape.”

This article was written by Jeffery A. Falke et al. published November 12, 2013 and assesses the relative influence of landscape spatial processes and local habitat characteristics on patterns in the distribution and abundance of spawning steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in the John Day River, Oregon.  The results show the importance of both temperature and stream flow for steelhead spawning suggesting this species may be highly sensitive to impacts of land and water uses, and to projected climate impacts in the region, and that landscape context, complementation, and connectivity will drive how this species responds to future environments.

Link: http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0079232&representation=PDF

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