EPA Science Inventory

Incorporating spatial context into the analysis of salmonid-habitat relationships

Citation:

TORGERSEN, C. E., C. V. Baxter, J. L. EBERSOLE, AND R. E. Gresswell. Incorporating spatial context into the analysis of salmonid-habitat relationships. FirstChapter 18, Church, M., P.M. Biron and A.G. Roy (ed.), Gravel-bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Indianapolis, IN, , 216-224, (2012).

Description:

In this response to the chapter by Lapointe (this volume), we discuss the question of why it is so difficult to predict salmonid–habitat relationships in gravel-bed rivers and streams. We acknowledge that this cannot be an exhaustive treatment of the subject and, thus, identify what we believe are several key issues that demonstrate the necessity of incorporating spatial context into the analysis of fish–habitat data. Our emphasis is on spatial context (i.e., scale and location), but it is important to note that the same principles may be applied with some modification to temporal context, which is beyond the scope of this chapter.

Purpose/Objective:

In this response to the chapter by Lapointe (this volume), we discuss the question of why it is so difficult to predict salmonid–habitat relationships in gravel-bed rivers and streams.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (BOOK CHAPTER)
Start Date: 02/01/2012
Completion Date: 02/01/2012
Record Last Revised: 12/06/2012
Record Created: 06/30/2011
Record Released: 06/30/2011
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 236534

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION

FRESHWATER ECOLOGY BRANCH