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Large River Monitoring Forum Fish Assemblage Database 2016

Colorado, Columbia, Mississippi, Illinois and Tallapoosa Rivers.


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Counihan, T.D., Waite, I.R., Casper, Andy, Ward, David, Sauer, Jennifer, Irwin, Elise, Chapman, Colin, Paukert, Craig, Ickes, Brian, Kosovich, John, and Bayer, J.M., 2016, Large River Monitoring Forum Fish Assemblage Database 2016: U.S. Geological Survey,


The Large River Monitoring Forum compiled fish assemblage data for five large rivers in the U.S. as a part of a coordinated effort to compare and contract river monitoring efforts in large river systems. Fish community data from five monitoring programs were integrated to create the standardized dataset. Authors: Timothy D. Counihan1, Ian R. Waite2, Andy Casper3, David Ward4, Jennifer Sauer5, Elise Irwin6, Colin Chapman7, Brian Ickes5, Craig Paukert8, John Kosovich9, and Jennifer M. Bayer10 1- United States Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, 5501A Cook-Underwood Road, Cook, WA 98605;; Phone:509-538-2299; Fax:509-538-2843 2- United States Geological Survey, [...]


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This database includes fish assemblage data for five large rivers in the U.S. The rivers included the Columbia, Colorado, Mississippi, Illinois and the Tallapoosa. For each river fish monitoring data were compiled across time (years) and space (river reach). This database includes the spatial and tabular data for each of the five river systems. A master species file is included in the database which provides a list of all of the species encountered in the data that were compiled with a standard taxonomy and coding system applied. In addition the status of the species as native or non-native in each of the rivers was documented to support the analysis. The data were used to conduct river specific fish community analyses and to investigate the response of the fish assemblages to location and time.


The data you have secured from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) database identified as Large River Monitoring Forum Database 2016 have not received USGS approval and as such are provisional and subject to revision. The data are released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the U.S. Government shall be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7CN723D

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