Advances in Understanding Landscape Influences on Freshwater Habitats and Biological Assemblages


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Edited by Robert M. Hughes, Dana M. Infante, Lizhu Wang, Kai Chen, and Bianca de Freitas Terra

523 pages, hardcover, glossary, index
Symposium #90
ISBN: 978-1-934874-56-1
Published September 2019


In this 21-chapter book, 68 U.S. and international authors present current knowledge about landscape–lake and landscape-stream relationships in four continents, with a focus on improved understanding and management of fish and macroinvertebrate assemblage patterns and trends.

The book includes chapters on (1) finding and interpreting pertinent non-GIS landscape data; (2) use of riverscapes for assessing and interpreting natural and anthropogenic limits on fish species; (3) landscape-lake interactions affecting fish species and lake-river resilience; (4) methods for improving landscape-aquatic survey designs and sampling methodologies; (5) landscape effects on stream habitat conditions; (6) use of hydrologic units or regions for partitioning biotic responses to landscape conditions; and (7) employing landscape variables in predictive conservation modeling.

A final chapter synthesizes the preceding chapters, summarizes major advancements in landscape-aquatic ecology, discusses key remaining research gaps, and lists major policy needs. Those advancements include identifying more meaningful spatial units, determining how hu-man pressures modify aquatic systems, resolving and measuring how factors occurring at different spatial extents interactively influence aquatic sys¬tems, and acquiring quantitative landscape and aquatic data.

This book will appeal to a wide spectrum of resource professionals ranging from academic researchers and students to natural resource managers.


Advances in Understanding Landscape Influences on Freshwater Habitats and Biological Assemblages: Introduction (Robert M. Hughes, Dana M. Infante, Lizhu Wang, Kai Chen, and Bianca de Freitas Terra)

Strengths and Weaknesses of Data Sources for Describing Exposure of Aquatic Ecosystems to Human Activity (Adam G. Yates, Joseph M. Culp, Robert C. Bailey, and Patricia A. Chambers)

Beyond Isolation by Distance: Riverscape Effects on Genetic Structure of Fall-Run Chinook Salmon (Chanté D. Davis, Clinton W. Epps, Rebecca L. Flitcroft, and Michael Banks)

Climatic Variation Drives Growth Potential of Juvenile Chinook Salmon along a Subarctic Boreal Riverscape (Jeffrey A. Falke, Brock M. Huntsman, and Erik R. Schoen)

Characterizing Natural Barriers to Nonnative Stream Fauna in Hawai‘i (Brendan Martin, Yin-Phan Tsang, Ralph W. Tingley III, Hannah Clilverd, and Dana M. Infante)

Landscape Approaches to Understanding Invasions in Inland Lakes: Rainbow Smelt as a Case Study (Karen M. Alofs)

Ecologically Relevant Structural Metrics for Complex Stream–Lake Networks (Meghan L. Allerton, Nicholas E. Jones, Stephanie J. Melles, and Bastian J. Schmidt)

Loss of Coldwater Fish Habitat in Glaciated Lakes of the Midwestern United States after a Century of Land Use and Climate Change (Peter C. Jacobson, Gretchen J. A. Hansen, Leif G. Olmanson, Kevin E. Wehrly, Catherine L. Hein, and Lucinda B. Johnson)

Assessing Site-Selection Strategies for Modeling the Influence of Landscape Factors on Stream Fish Assemblages (Lindsey A. Bruckerhoff and Keith B. Gido)

A Landscape-Scale Electrofishing Monitoring Program Can Evaluate Fish Responses to Climatic Conditions in the Murray–Darling River System, Australia (Wayne A. Robinson, Mark Lintermans, John H. Harris, and Fiorenzo Guarino)

Influences of Local and Landscape Characteristics, Including Past Timber Harvest Practices, on Large Wood in Streams Draining Young-Growth Southeast Alaska Catchments (Jared A. Ross, Dana M. Infante, Douglas J. Martin, Arthur R. Cooper, and Kyle Herreman)

Contemporary and Future Landscape-Based Anthropogenic Disturbances to Alaska Streams: Implications for Anadromous Fish Habitat Conservation (Arthur R. Cooper, Dana M. Infante, Jared A. Ross, Wesley M. Daniel, Kyle Herreman, Christopher C. Estes, and Gary E. Whelan)

Does the Proportion of Crop Fields in a Small Catchment Predict Coupled Benthic-Hyporheic Invertebrate Responses (Junjiro N. Negishi)

Multistatus and Multispatial Scale Assessment of Landscape Effects on Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Neotropical Savanna (Marcos Callisto, Diego R. Macedo, Marden S. Linares, and Robert M. Hughes)

Effects of Catchment Land Use on Stream Fish Assemblages in the Brazilian Savanna (Paulo S. Pompeu, Cecília G. Leal, Débora R. Carvalho, Nara T. Junqueira, Miriam A. Castro, and Robert M. Hughes)

A New Regionalization Framework to Quantify How Physiography Mediates the Effect of Land Use on Stream Fishes (Jefferson T. Deweber, Logan Sleezer, and Emmanuel A. Frimpong)

Landscape Effects on Stream Fishes: Broad-Scale Responses to Anthropogenic Land Use across Temperate Mesic Regions of the United States (Darren J. Thornbrugh and Dana M. Infante)

Lotic Fish Assemblage Clusters across the Conterminous United States and Their Associations with Environmental Variables (Alan T. Herlihy, Jean C. Sifneos, Robert M. Hughes, David V. Peck, and Richard M. Mitchell)

Multiscale Fish Assemblage Distribution Models to Guide Riverscape Conservation Planning (Joshuah S. Perkin, Juju C. Wellemeyer, and Jeffrey D. Fore)

Ensemble Modelling of Sensitive Stream Fish Species Distributions in Iran: Expanding Knowledge to Aid Species Conservation (Hossein Mostafavi, Ziya Kordjazi, Roozbeh Valavi, Hossein Shafizadeh-Moghadam, Jafar Kambouzia, and Dana M. Infante)

Advances, Challenges, and Gaps in Understanding Landscape Influences on Freshwater Ecosystems (Dana M. Infante, Lizhu Wang, Robert M. Hughes, Kai Chen, and Bianca de Freitas Terra)



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Understanding Landscape

Complete Book (Hard Copy), Complete Book (PDF Download), Front Matter, 01 Advances in Understanding, 02 Strengths and Weaknesses, 03 Beyond Isolation by Distance, 04 Climatic Variation, 05 Characterizing Natural Barriers, 06 Landscape Approaches, 07 Ecologically Relevant Structural, 08 Loss of Coldwater Fish Habitat, 09 Assessing Site-Selection Strategies, 10 A Landscape-Scale Electrofishing, 11 Influences of Local and Landscape, 12 Contemporary and Future, 13 Does the Proportion of Crop, 14 Multistatus and Multispatial Scale, 15 Effects of Catchment Land Use, 16 A New Regionalization Framework, 17 Landscape Effects on Stream Fishes, 18 Lotic Fish Assemblage Clusters, 19 Multiscale Fish Assemblage, 20 Ensemble Modelling of Sensitive, 21 Advances, Challenges, and Gaps