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Title:Effects of Lowhead Dams on Prosobranch Snails in Illinois
Author(s):Tiemann, Jeremy S.
Subject(s):dams
impoundments
mollusks
gastropods
snails
IDNR Wildlife Preservation Fund
Abstract:Numerous studies have addressed the effects of dams on fishes, freshwater mussels, and aquatic insects, but few have examined the effects on aquatic gastropods. I established four site-types centered around four lowhead dams and sampled habitat variables and aquatic gastropods once a summer from 2008 through 2011. Multivariate analysis of variance indicated that habitat varied immediately upstream and downstream from the dams, with resultant effects on gastropod fauna. Compared with reference sites, impounded areas had greater depths and silt deposition and less diverse substrate composition, substrate stability, and hydrologic diversity and sites immediately downstream from the dams had less substrate diversity and silt deposition and larger mean substrate size. Gastropod densities were lower in these areas than reference sites.The data collected during this study contributes insights into the effects of lowhead dams on riverine habitat and aquatic gastropods assemblages in the Midwest
Issue Date:2013-02-11
Series/Report:Technical Report
Technical Report INHS 2013 (06)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45958
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:IDNR Wildlife Preservation Fund
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-05
2015-02-24


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