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dc.contributor.advisorDeVries, Dennis
dc.contributor.advisorRussell, Wright
dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-06T17:38:21Z
dc.date.available2011-04-06T17:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10415/2512
dc.description.abstractMany reservoirs in the southeastern U.S. have experienced an increase in human development along its shorelines. This development often includes armoring the shoreline with either bulkheads or riprap to reduce erosion and protect property. My objectives were to examine how human shoreline development affects the fish community in Lake Martin by quantifying fish abundance and species composition, as well as abundance and species composition of larval fish, aquatic macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, and to quantify water quality characteristics at four different shoreline habitat types (bulkhead, riprap, bulkhead with riprap at the base, and undeveloped). I found no differences in abiotic factors or lower trophic levels that I measured. However, fish abundance and community structure did differ significantly among shoreline habitat types. Fish abundances were highest at sites containing riprap while species richness and species diversity both tended to be highest at undeveloped sites.en_US
dc.rightsEMBARGO_NOT_AUBURNen_US
dc.subjectFisheries and Allied Aquaculturesen_US
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Shoreline Development and Resident Fish Communities in Lake Martin, Alabamaen_US
dc.typethesisen_US
dc.embargo.lengthNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.embargo.statusNOT_EMBARGOEDen_US


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