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Science to Inform Future Management of the Nation's Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat

Managing the Nation's Fish Habitat at Multiple Spatial Scales in a Rapidly Changing Climate


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Fisheries and aquatic habitats throughout the United States are in dire need of protection or restoration because human activities have resulted in severe degradation of those habitats. Further, future climatic changes will continue to affect human land-use, temperature, and water flows. Natural resource managers need to identify and prioritize habitats so that limited time and funding can be focused on habitats that are in most need of protection both now and in the future, based on projected climate changes. This project was comprised of a team of scientists from the US Geological Survey, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, Penn State University, the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the University of Washington, the [...]

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