Summer habitat use by Sonora chub in Sycamore Creek, Santa Cruz County, Arizona

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Title:
Summer habitat use by Sonora chub in Sycamore Creek, Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Author:
Carpenter, Jeanette, 1960-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The Sonora chub (Gila ditaenia) is a small minnow that is federally-listed as threatened. My research objectives were to quantify characteristics and persistence of macrohabitats used by this species through critical summer periods, and to quantify microhabitat selection in Sycamore Creek, Arizona. By the end of the summer drought, macrohabitats containing adults were deeper, larger and decreased less rapidly than areas with only immature fish or unoccupied areas. Loss of surface area was highest in inundated unoccupied areas and areas with only immature fish. Loss of Sonora chub from drying pools was highest in pools with immature fish. Ephemeral and unoccupied areas had higher percentages of floating algae and coarser substrates than persistent, occupied areas. General microhabitat characteristics selected by Sonora chub were areas with bedrock or fine substrates near cover and zero velocity. Microhabitat use usually differed among life stages, and availability and selection varied among pools.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Biology, Ecology.; Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.; Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSummer habitat use by Sonora chub in Sycamore Creek, Santa Cruz County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorCarpenter, Jeanette, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarpenter, Jeanette, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Sonora chub (Gila ditaenia) is a small minnow that is federally-listed as threatened. My research objectives were to quantify characteristics and persistence of macrohabitats used by this species through critical summer periods, and to quantify microhabitat selection in Sycamore Creek, Arizona. By the end of the summer drought, macrohabitats containing adults were deeper, larger and decreased less rapidly than areas with only immature fish or unoccupied areas. Loss of surface area was highest in inundated unoccupied areas and areas with only immature fish. Loss of Sonora chub from drying pools was highest in pools with immature fish. Ephemeral and unoccupied areas had higher percentages of floating algae and coarser substrates than persistent, occupied areas. General microhabitat characteristics selected by Sonora chub were areas with bedrock or fine substrates near cover and zero velocity. Microhabitat use usually differed among life stages, and availability and selection varied among pools.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectBiology, Ecology.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Forestry and Wildlife.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348486en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27584197en_US
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