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Restoration versus invasive species: bigheaded carps’ use of a rehabilitated backwater: Data


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Brey, M.K., Coulter, A., Schultz, D., Tristano, E., and Garvey, J., 2017, Restoration versus invasive species: bigheaded carps’ use of a rehabilitated backwater: Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


To evaluate how bigheaded carps use a restored backwater habitat, their passages into and out of and residency within a backwater was monitored using acoustic telemetry. This dataset describes the results of this study and was used to compare activity of bigheaded carps between species, at a diel scale, among seasons, and how activity related of environmental conditions. Calculation of passages and residency are available in the thesis of Douglas Schultz (Southern Illinois University, 2006).


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Data were collected to evaluate how and when and invasive species used a restored Illinois River backwater. The restoration of this backwater was a large and expensive endeavor but was meant to benefit native river fishes that use backwaters. Data helped evaluate possible benefits of restoration to invasive species and provide management recommendations for minimizing benefits to invasive species. Data will be used to manage backwaters and plan future restoration projects.


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DOI doi:10.5066/F76Q1VDT

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