An Ecological Assessment of an Urban Stream Corridor and the Impact of Low Dam Removals.

Title

An Ecological Assessment of an Urban Stream Corridor and the Impact of Low Dam Removals.

Authors

Presenter(s)

Amanda Elizabeth Angelucci, Caitlin Michele Buchheim, Catherine J Devitt, Claire T Kaminski

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Description

This study was undertaken to understand the effects of low dam removal on the biodiversity in the Great Miami River. Samples of fish and macroinvertebrates were collected both above and below two different low dam sites, Monument Avenue and Tait Station. Fish samples were collected using boat-electroshocking and bank-electroshocking and an Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) was calculated with the data. Samples of macroinvertebrates were obtained using artificial substrate samplers, kick nets, and sweep nets and used to calculate the Macroinvertebrate Aggregated Index for Streams (MAIS) at each sampling site. Physical characteristics of the stream channel, riparian zone and floodplain were quantified with a habitat evaluation index. Hand-held meters were used for measuring pH, conductivity, temperature, TDS, and dissolved oxygen and the float method was used to measure surface water velocity.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Independent Research - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Jeffrey L Kavanaugh

Primary Advisor's Department

Biology

Keywords

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An Ecological Assessment of an Urban Stream Corridor and the Impact of Low Dam Removals.

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