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Reproductive strategy, spawning induction, spawning temperatures and early life history of captive sicklefin chub Macrhybopsis meeki-Data
Macrhybopsis reproduction and propagule traits were studied in the laboratory using two temperature regimes and three hormone treatments and which methods produced the most spawns. Only sicklefin chub (M. meeki) spawned successfully although sturgeon chub (M. gelida) released unfertilized eggs. All temperature and hormone treatments produced M. meeki spawns, but two treatments had similar success rates at 44 and 43%, consisting of a constant daily temperature with no hormone added, or daily temperature fluctuations with hormone added to the water. Spawns consisted of multiple successful demersal circular swimming spawning embraces interspersed with circular swims without embraces. The most spawns observed for one...
A Hydrogeomorphic approach to evaluate ecosystem restoration and habitat management for the Lower Missouri River
In FY12, hydrogeomorphic methodology was being applied along 670 miles of the Missouri River from Decatur, Nebraska to St. Louis, Missouri. In FY15, additional resources extended the HGM up river to Gavin’s Point Dam, West Yankton, South Dakota (approximate river mile 811), the location of the most downstream mainstem dam; thus encompassing the entire free flowing reach of the Missouri River and increasing the study area by approximately 800,000 acres. Using this method, engineers and ecologists will incorporate state-of-the-art scientific knowledge of ecological processes and key fish and wildlife species to identify options by which to emulate natural hydrologic and vegetation/ animal community dynamics. Results...
Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values in muscle tissue of bigheaded carps and native filter-feeding fish from the lower Missouri River, USA, 2005-2006
Fish muscle tissue was analyzed for stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values (delta 13C and delta 15N) for two filter-feeding fishes native to China, silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), and three native filter-feeding fish including bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) and paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) in the lower Missouri River, USA,
The Land Capability Potential Index (LCPI) is a hydrogeomorphic model of potential flow-return interval and soil drainage classes developed as a decision support tool for the restoration and management of floodplain habitat on the Lower Missouri River. Because the LCPI captures abiotic variables known to affect the distribution of plant species, it may be useful in predicting where invasive species are likely to occur and become abundant and as a framework for applying management actions to control their spread. The frequencies with which 5 non-native and 1 native invasive species occurred and exceeded 15 percent cover were examined in relation to LCPI classes using existing data collected during multiple studies...