The fishermen were right: experimental evidence for tributary refuge hypothesis during floods.


Fishermen often anecdotally report an unexpected increase of fish caught in small tributary streams during floods, presumably due to refuge-seeking behavior from the main stem. From a population perspective, this implies the significance of refuge habitats and connectivity for population viability against natural disturbances. Despite the plausibility… (More)
DOI: 10.2108/zsj.30.375