Microhabitat Selection and Use

We found that sensitive species like northern leatherside chub select for areas within streams that have overhead cover, which often is in the form of mature woody riparian vegetation and flow complexity associated with beaver dams.

For more detail, consult the following publication:

Dauwalter, D.C., S.J. Wenger, P. Gardner. 2014. The role of complexity in habitat use and selection by stream fishes in a Snake River Basin tributary. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143(5):1177-1187

Habitat selection probabilities of Northern Leatherside Chub for different microhabitat variables in Trapper Creek, Idaho. (Click to enlarge)

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