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Important microhabitats for spotted sunfish in the Manatee, Little Manatee, and Anclote Rivers, Florida.
Contract No:  58031
Goals and Objectives
 
Establishing river minimum flow and level (MFL) regulations to maintain ecosystem health is a top priority for Florida’s management agencies due to expanding human population size and water demand. The spotted sunfish Lepomis punctatus is sensitive to changes in river water levels and could potentially serve as an indicator for ecosystem health, within the context of water level fluctuation and management.
 
 
Available Outputs

Title: HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS FOR SPOTTED SUNFISH AT THE ANCLOTE, LITTLE MANATEE, AND MANATEE RIVERS, FLORIDA. Masters Thesis
Authors: Dutterer, A.C.

Title: Spotted Sunfish Habitat Selection at Three Florida Rivers and Implications for Minimum Flows. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Vol 137 (2): 454-466. 2008
Authors: Dutterer, A.C., Allen, M.S.
Project Lead
Allen, Micheal
 
Project Participants
Allen, Micheal
 
 
EcoSystem:
Watersheds
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
SW FL WATER MGMT DISTRICT
 
Grant Award Dates
10/21/2005 to 12/31/2006