Ranking Site Vulnerability to Increasing Temperatures in Southern Appalachian Brook Trout Streams in Virginia: An Exposure-Sensitivity Approach

TitleRanking Site Vulnerability to Increasing Temperatures in Southern Appalachian Brook Trout Streams in Virginia: An Exposure-Sensitivity Approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTrumbo, Bradly A., Nislow Keith H., Stallings Jonathan, Hudy Mark, Smith Eric P., Kim Dong-Yun, Wiggins Bruce, and Dolloff Charles A.
JournalTransactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume143
Pagination173 - 187
Date Published01/2014
ISSN1548-8659
Keywordsbrook trout, cold water species, sensitivity analysis
Abstract

Models based on simple air temperature–water temperature relationships have been useful in highlighting potential threats to coldwater-dependent species such as Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis by predicting major losses of habitat and substantial reductions in geographic distribution. However, spatial variability in the relationship between changes in air temperature to changes in water temperature complicates predictions. We directly measured paired summer air and water temperatures over 2 years in a stratified representative sample of watersheds (

DOI10.1080/00028487.2013.835282