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Predicting the effects on endangered mussels from incremental decreases in minimum flows

Dates

Start Date
2009-10
End Date
2012-09

Citation

Moles, Kendall R. 2017. Lethal and sub-lethal physiological effects of behavioral responses of endangered freshwater mussels to reductions in streamflow. PhD. Dissertation. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.

Summary

This SSP project resulted in a dissertation: Lethal and sub-lethal physiological effects of behavioral responses of endangered freshwater mussels to reductions in streamflow. Little is known about the behavioral responses and physiological effects of freshwater mussels to reductions in streamflow and their ecological significance, but movement behavior of animals is often an important adaptation for responding to changing environmental conditions. Mussels are primarily thought of as sessile organisms typically exhibiting little to no movement during their life span. To better understand this aspect of mussel ecology, flume, mesocosm, and in-situ field studies were conducted to determine behavioral responses to and the associated physiological [...]

Contacts

Principal Investigator :
James B Layzer
Co-Investigator :
Stephanie Chance
(other) :
Tennessee Cooperative Fish Research Unit

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KMoles Dissertation.pdf
“Lethal and sub-lethal physiological effects of behavioral responses of endangere”
1.73 MB

Purpose

This SSP project examined the effects of minimum flows on endangered mussels.

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Communities

  • SSP/QR FWSR4
  • USGS/FWS Science Support Partnership Program

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Additional Information

Alternate Titles

  • 10-R4-01

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