Daniel B. Hayes

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Recent field studies have suggested that the dynamics of West Nile virus (WNV) transmission are influenced strongly by a few key super spreader bird species that function both as primary blood hosts of the vector mosquitoes (in particular Culex pipiens) and as reservoir-competent virus hosts. It has been hypothesized that human cases result from a shift in(More)
Fisheries scientists face a challenge in that virtually all methods of fish capture or observation are selective. Further, most fish capture methods can be applied to only a fraction of the entire area of interest. Thus, measures such as catch per unit effort (C/f) or catch per area can only be regarded, at best, as being proportional to the true population(More)
Many studies have investigated the ecological changes that occur below dams that release cold, hypolimnetic water, but very few studies have looked at the effects of the release of warm, surface waters. The effect of small, surface release dams on downstream thermal regimes is a major habitat concern for many cold-water systems, however. The objective of(More)
—Although dam removal has been increasingly used as an option in dam management and as a river restoration tool, there are few studies providing detailed quantitative assessment of the response of fish populations to dam removal. In this study, we document the response of the fish community in the Pine River, Michigan, to the gradual removal of Stronach(More)
Low-head barriers used in the control of parasitic sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in the basin of the Laurentian Great Lakes can alter the richness and composition of nontarget fishes in tributary streams. Identification of taxa sensitive to these barriers is an important step toward mitigating these effects. Upstream–downstream distributions of fishes in(More)
We evaluated habitat features (i.e., substrate particle size, water depth, water velocity) at spawning redds and randomly selected reference locations (where spawning activity was not apparent) to determine importance of these features to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) spawning habitat use in the Pere Marquette River, Michigan, 1997 to 1999. Rainbow(More)
opment of databases bringing together scientific information from diverse sources. The enthusiasm has arisen for at least three reasons. First, scientists and resource managers recognize that databases are valuable for making scientifically-defensible decisions regarding fish stocks and their environment. Second, database approaches can increase the(More)
—The addition of habitat enhancement structures to aquatic systems is a common practice by fisheries managers hoping to increase production, spawning success, and angler catch rates of important sport fishes. However, quantitative evaluations of these efforts are few and typically do not include the extent to which natural habitat mediates the effects of(More)
One of the major challenges facing fishery scientists and managers today is determining how fish populations are influenced by habitat conditions. Many approaches have been explored to address this challenge, all of which involve modeling at one level or another. In this paper, we explore a process-oriented model approach whereby the critical population(More)
Although dam removal has become an increasingly popular tool for river restoration, there is limited knowledge regarding the ecological effects of dam removal. The purpose of our study was to document feeding habits of coexisting brook charr, brown trout, and rainbow trout above and below a dam that is in the process of a staged removal. Modification of(More)