Habitat segregation in fish assemblages

Ibbotson, A.T. (1990) Habitat segregation in fish assemblages. In: Fifty-eighth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1990. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 88-90. (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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The segregation of habitats of fish assemblages found in the chalk streams and rivers within the Wessex, South West and Southern Water Authority boundaries in southern England have been examined. Habitat segregation is the most frequent type of resource partitioning in natural communities. The habitat of individual fish species will be defined in order to determine the following: (1) the requirements of each species in terms of depth, current velocity, substrate, cover etc.; (2) identify the essential habitat variables in the segregation of species; (3) whether species in an assemblage demonstrate resource partitioning with reference to habitat, and (4) the mechanisms behind such resource partitioning.

Item Type: Book Section
Title: Habitat segregation in fish assemblages
Personal Creator/Author:
Ibbotson, A.T.
Title of Book: Fifty-eighth annual report for the year ended 31st March 1990
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Page Range: pp. 88-90
Date: 1990
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater fish; Research proposals; Rivers; Species diversity; England; Annual report
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 5249
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 16:51
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:08
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/5249

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