Learn about the impact of climate change on fisheries, aquatic ecosystems, and aquaculture with free access to this virtual issue with articles from Fisheries and all five AFS journals! This collection includes research on the effect of climate change on fish health, spawning and migration patterns of fishes, and strategies in fisheries management and policy to deal with these environmental challenges…Read more
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Special Virtual Issue
Fish occurrence data to support high-resolution distribution models and test various community and macroecological hypotheses have not been available at the national scale. We present IchthyMaps, a high-resolution database of historical freshwater fish occurrences throughout the conterminous United States. Designed on the principles of metacommunity ecology, IchthyMaps is a large compilation of fish presence records collected through approximately 1990, digitized from regional atlases, appended to…Read more
This site is a companion for the AFS book Standard Methods for Sampling North American Freshwater Fishes. Increasingly biologists are adopting these methods so they will be able to compare their data to those collected by other organizations, in other regions, or across time. Read more information about standard sampling in general and how these techniques were developed; comment on specific techniques so those working on future editions can incorporate your ideas; compare your fish data to North American, ecoregion, state, and provincial averages and percentiles; and catch up on the latest research on the validation or “ground truthing” of specific standard methods.