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Fishery population and habitat assessment in Puerto Rico streams.

Duration

November 2007 - August 2012

Narrative

Research is underway to obtain more extensive quantitative population estimates for stream fishes of Puerto Rico and their habitat. We then plan to develop a biotic index that may be employed to rate and classify riverine sport fish habitat. We will analyze contaminant concentrations in sport fish, their foods, and habitats to assess environmental effects and consumption risks. And we will conduct research on the ecology and migration of amphidromous sport fishes to better define management units and scale.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 671

Scientific Publications: 1868

Presentations: 4326

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey