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Projected shifts in fish species dominance in Wisconsin lakes under climate change


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Hansen,G.J.A., Read, J.S., Hansen, J.F., Winslow, L.A., 2016, Projected shifts in fish species dominance in Wisconsin lakes under climate change: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Temperate lakes may contain both coolwater fish species such as walleye (Sander vitreus) and warmwater species such as largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Recent declines in walleye and increases in largemouth bass populations have raised questions regarding the future trajectories and appropriate management actions for these important species. We developed a thermodynamic model of water temperatures driven by downscaled climate data and lake specific characteristics to estimate daily water temperature profiles for 2151 lakes in Wisconsin, USA under contemporary (1989-2014) and future (2040-2064 and 2065-2089) conditions. We correlated contemporary walleye recruitment success and largemouth bass relative abundance to modeled water [...]

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Jordan S. Read
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Gretchen J.A. Hansen, Jordan S Read, Jonathan F Hansen, Luke A Winslow
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doi doi:10.5066/F7X0655K

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