Stable Isotope Analysis (delta nitrogen-15 and delta carbon-13) and Bioenergetic Modeling of Spatial-Temporal Foraging Patterns and Consumption Dynamics in Brown and Rainbow Trout Populations Within Catch-and-Release Areas of Arkansas Tailwaters

@inproceedings{Flinders2012StableIA,
  title={Stable Isotope Analysis (delta nitrogen-15 and delta carbon-13) and Bioenergetic Modeling of Spatial-Temporal Foraging Patterns and Consumption Dynamics in Brown and Rainbow Trout Populations Within Catch-and-Release Areas of Arkansas Tailwaters},
  author={Jon M. Flinders},
  year={2012}
}
I examined spatial and temporal consumption dynamics using an energy intake model and a bioenergetics model of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, and brown trout, Salmo trutta, within three catch-and-release (C-R) areas in Bull Shoals and Norfork ta ilwaters to determine whether trout populations were limited by food supply. I also examined t he seasonal and ontogenetic shifts in the foraging patterns of brown and rainbow trout within these ar ea using gut content analysis (GCA) and stable… CONTINUE READING