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Reproductive ecology and habitat relations of the robust redhorse in the Pee Dee River.


August 2007 - June 2010


Research was conducted to accomplish the following objectives with the ultimate goal to improve our understanding of robust redhorse reproductive and habitat ecology to ensure the long-term survival and population enhancement of this imperiled species.
1. Quantitatively describe changes in potential and observed robust redhorse spawning habitat before and after implementing a spring minimum flow.
2. Describe how robust redhorse use the habitat before and after minimum flows are established.
3. Assess how flow augmentation may affect survival of viable eggs.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



Funding Agencies

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey