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Relating fine sediment dynamics and best management practices (BMPs) to instream habitat conditions for priority fishes and mussels in the Copper Creek drainage

Duration

July 2016 - December 2018

Narrative

OBJECTIVES:
1. Quantify expected magnitude of sediment load across the CCD using the SWAT watershed model.
2. Survey sediment dynamics and instream habitat conditions relevant to recovery of priority fishes and mussels in CCD subwatersheds.
3. Analyze relationships among watershed, reach, and instream habitat characteristics to map habitat quality in the CCD.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 70

Presentations: 121

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Links

Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute