A race against time

Determine the presence of the River redhorse and its locations in the Escambia River, as well as other fish species of concern 
Inform conservation of detections in target locations to allow for conventional methods of sampling to be utilized to capture an elusive/threatened specimen
• Conventional sampling methods include electrofishing, gill-netting, hoop-netting, and seining.
• Targeting locations of positive detections will limit habitat damage and specimen mortality that conventional methods of sampling can cause.
• Sampling will be more cost and time effective in collecting a specimen as the focus will be on specific sites.
o This study will be the beginning of providing efficient conservation to restore the River redhorse population and other biodiversity in the Escambia River.
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Abstract/Description: Determine the presence of the River redhorse and its locations in the Escambia River, as well as other fish species of concern Inform conservation of detections in target locations to allow for conventional methods of sampling to be utilized to capture an elusive/threatened specimen • Conventional sampling methods include electrofishing, gill-netting, hoop-netting, and seining. • Targeting locations of positive detections will limit habitat damage and specimen mortality that conventional methods of sampling can cause. • Sampling will be more cost and time effective in collecting a specimen as the focus will be on specific sites. o This study will be the beginning of providing efficient conservation to restore the River redhorse population and other biodiversity in the Escambia River.
Subject(s): Efficient conservation
Undergraduate Research
Escambia River
Date Issued: 2021