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Stephen P Faulkner


Eastern Ecological Science Center

Office Phone: 304-724-4471
Fax: 304-724-4465
ORCID: 0000-0001-5295-1383

LRL - Administration Bldg (2)
11649 Leetown Road
Kearneysville , WV 25430

Supervisor: Forrest B Vanderbilt
This project built on an existing regional conservation partnership to use the most recent downscaled climate model projections to forecast the likely impacts of climate change to species and ecosystems in the Lower Mississippi Valley (LMV). The objective of this work was to develop and test ecological and biological models to facilitate regional adaptive management of wildlife resources and the forest and wetland ecosystems that support them in the LMV. The modeled projections were then used to evaluate climate change effects on high priority bird species, waterfowl, amphibians, and fisheries. In particular, the researchers sought to answer two key questions: (1) what are the impacts of predicted climate change...
Leetown Science Center is the oldest Federal Fishery research facility. Established in 1931, the Center applies expertise from a broad diversity of scientific disciplines to conduct integrated research programs addressing the high priority needs of natural resource managers and public policy makers. Examples of current, major research programs include: Impacts of dams and barriers, pollution, and human development on migrating fish. Methods for the detection, control and prevention of fish diseases. Determining the key environmental factors responsible for the distribution and abundance - or decline - of aquatic species. Genetic diversity and the maintenance of genetic diversity in wild populations. Restoration...
The Aquatic Ecology Branch conducts science for ecological conservation at a landscape scale. Our work emphasizes population, community, and ecosystem ecology, addressing research questions of specific importance for the eastern United States and Appalachian region. Our capabilities include genetics and genomics, landscape ecology, stream fish ecology, GIS and remote sensing, and statistical modeling. We apply a variety of experimental and statistical approaches to assess ecological status and trends, and to understand the underlying causes of ecological resilience and change.
This is about 10 years of PIT telemetry data of shad (and other fish species) tagged and released in the Connecticut River. All shad were released at either Holyoke Lift ('HL') or Turners Falls. At Turners, Some were released in the tailrace of Cabot Station ('CB') or at the trap at the upstrean exit of the Cabot Fishway ('CT'). Some others were released at the bottom of the Spillway ladder ('SB') or to the canal above Cabot Trap.This file holds information on individual fish, including PIT and radio tags (where applicable), sex, length, etc.
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