A Decisions Support Mapper for Conserving Stream Fish Habitats of the NE CSC Region

Fiscal Year: 
FY'13
Project Leader: 
Research Partners: 
Dana Infante, Michigan State University; Jana Stewart, USGS Water Science Center; Joanna Whittier, University of Missouri; and Tyler Wagner, USGS PA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Status: 
Completed
Science Themes: 

To integrate results of a current condition habitat assessment of stream habitats that accounts for fish response to human land use, water quality impairment, and fragmentation by dams with estimates of future stream habitats that may change with climate.  This was accomplished by 1) Characterization of the current condition of stream fish habitats throughout the NE CSC region based on responses of target fish species to a diverse set of landscape-scale disturbances; 2) Identification of stream reaches predicted to change with climate and likely to change distributions of target fish species throughout the region; and 3) Development of a spatially-explicit web-based decision support viewer showing measures of current landscape condition along with estimates of changes in habitat that may occur with changes in climate.

Final Report: 

Daniel, W., Sievert, N., Infante, D., Whittier, J., Stewart, J., Paukert, C., and Herreman, K. 2017. A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the Northeast Climate Science Center region.  Final Report to the NE CSC.  April, 2017

Presentations: 
  • Daniel, W., N. Sievert, D. Infante, C. Paukert, J. Stewart, J. Whittier, T. Wagner, K. Herreman, and Y. Tsang.  2016.  FishVis and FishTail: decision support mappers. Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change Workshop, Minocqua, WI, March 15, 2017.  
  • Wesley M. Danial, Nick Sievert and Jana Stewart:  FishTail: a decision support tool for assessing the conservation status of stream fish habitats in the NE CSC region. NE CSC Webinar, October 12, 2016
  • Sievert, N., Y. Tsang, W. Daniel, C. Paukert, D. Infante, J. Whittier, K. Herreman, and J. Stewart. 2016. Assessing climate impacts based on observed fish responses to stream temperature and flow metrics. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 20-24, Kansas City, MO. 
  • Daniel, W., D. Infante, C. Paukert, N. Sievert, J. Stewart, J. Whittier, K. Herreman, N. Estes, and Y. Tsang. 2016. FISHTAIL: A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the NECSC region. Northeast Climate Science Center stakeholder webinar, June 9, 2016. 
  • Paukert, C. What do we really know about climate change and fish?  Iowa State University, Departmental Seminar Ames, Iowa, February 12, 2016.
  • Sievert, N., Y. Tsang, W. Daniel, C. Paukert, D. Infante, J. Whittier, K. Herreman, J. Stewart, and T. Wagner. 2016. An assessment of potential changes in habitat classes due to climate change in the Northeast Climate Science Center Region. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, January 25-27, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Daniel, W., N. Sievert, D. Infante, C. Paukert, J. Stewart, J. Whittier, T. Wagner, K. Herreman, and Y. P. Tsang. 2016. Current conservation status of stream fish habitat in the Midwest and northeastern United States. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, January 25-27, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Sievert, N., C. Paukert, D. Infante, Y. Tsang, W. Daniel, J. Whittier, K. Herreman, and J. Stewart. Development of an index to assess the risk of change in stream fish habitat due to climate change. 2016, USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center Seminar Series, Columbia, MO., January 6, 2016.
  • Daniel, W. Effects of climate change on fish habitat in the Northeast US. University of Missouri, Departmental Seminar Series. September 25, 2015
  • Infante, D., W. Daniel, T. Tsang, and D. Wieferich. Invited. 2015. Improving opportunities for conserving streams through national data layers and a common spatial framework: Advances in large-scale ecological investigations of aquatic systems. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 15-20, Portland, OR.
  • Daniel, W., N. Sievert, D. Infante, C. Paukert, J. Stewart, J. Whittier, T. Wagner, K. Herreman, Y. P. Tsang, and D. Kruger. Invited. 2015. FISHTAIL: A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the NE CSC region. Northeast Climate Science Center Colloquium Webinar, June 19, 2015.
  • Daniel, W., N. Sievert, D. Infante, C. Paukert, J. Stewart, J. Whittier, T. Wagner, K. Herreman, and Y. Tsang. Invited. 2015. FISHTAIL:  Conserving stream fish habitats of the NE CSC region. 75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, February 8-11, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Krueger, D., C. Paukert, D. M. Infante, T. Wagner, J. Whittier, and J. Stewart. 2014. A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the NECSC region. Northeast Climate Science Center stakeholder webinar), May 7, 2014. https://necsc.umass.edu/webinars/ne-csc-fish-habitat-data-viewer-planning
  • Infante, D., C. Paukert, J. Stewart, J. Whittier, T. Wagner, and D. Krueger. 2013. A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the NECSC region. Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Stakeholder Workshop, November 6-7, Middleton, WI.