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Physical Habitats of Salmonids in a Glacial Watershed, Copper River, Alaska
(2002)
  • Joseph M. Wheaton, Utah State University
Abstract

The geomorphology of the Copper River Watershed in southeast Alaska is dominated by glacial and periglacial processes, which drive the ecology of aquatic organisms in the Copper River and its many tributaries. Glacial-fed rivers are typically found in high-altitudes or high latitudes. They exhibit distinctly different riverine ecosystems than the more common and frequently studied non-glacial river systems. Aquatic biota within glacial-fed rivers have adapted to a wide array of channel forms. The success of any given species is intimately tied to its ability to utilize a continually changing mosaic of available habitat...

Keywords
  • Physical habitats,
  • Salmonids,
  • Glacial Watershed
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Comments
Roy Shlemon Course in Applied Watershed Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
Citation Information
2002. Wheaton JM. Physical Habitats of Salmonids in a Glacial Watershed, Copper River, Alaska. Roy Shlemon Course in Applied Watershed Science, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA, 22 pp.