Classifying connectivity to guide aquatic habitat management in an arctic coastal plain watershed experiencing land use and climate change

  title={Classifying connectivity to guide aquatic habitat management in an arctic coastal plain watershed experiencing land use and climate change},
  author={Taylor M. Johaneman and Christopher D. Arp and Matthew S. Whitman and Allen C. Bondurant and Hillary B. Hamann and Michael W. Kerwin},
  journal={Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research},
  pages={476 - 490}
ABSTRACT Habitat connectivity supports life history requirements of many arctic fish species during periods of flowing water. However, aquatic habitat connectivity is susceptible to change due to climate factors and land use, particularly in the 4,600 km2 Fish Creek Watershed (FCW) located in National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Varying degrees and mechanisms of connectivity between overwintering habitat and summer foraging habitat motivated us to assess and classify aquatic habitat… 

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