Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21922
Title: Early microhabitat use by age 0 year brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis in lakes
Contributor(s): Biro, P A (author); Beckmann, Christa (author)orcid ; Ridgway, M S (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01930.x
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/21922
Abstract: The early habitat use of age 0 year brook charr Salvelinus fontinalis in three north temperate lakes which differ in terms of shoreline physical habitat is described. In the two lakes, which contained abundant shoreline woody debris and inundated vegetation, brook charr were observed in extremely close proximity with these habitat features, near shore and near the surface. Fish were absent from open areas away from shore unless in close proximity with fallen floating logs near the surface, extending offshore. In a third lake that had no woody debris or inundated shoreline vegetation, brook charr were observed exclusively in close proximity with the shoreline itself, and near the surface. In all three lakes, fish were most closely associated with the shoreline and with woody debris and inundated vegetation (when present) shortly after emergence, and significantly farther from shore and deeper in the water column thereafter.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Fish Biology, 73(1), p. 226-240
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0022-1112
1095-8649
Field of Research (FOR): 060201 Behavioural Ecology
060801 Animal Behaviour
060809 Vertebrate Biology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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