Forest Impacts of Climate Change: Monitoring Indicators

Brook Trout Populations

Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinali) are considered important indicators of long-term forest and aquatic ecosystem health in the Northeast. This species is migratory and relies on cold-water conditions to breed, making populations particularly vulnerable to changes in climate. Brook trout populations are also highly sensitive to environmental pollutants, changes in pH and low oxygen content, as such this species typically only occurs in areas with high water quality.

Protocols for Monitoring Brook Trout Populations

There are 9 protocols that are used to monitor the indicator: Brook Trout Populations. The first three studies on the list below are the most common methods of monitoring in the Northeast region.

Key Metrics for Monitoring Brook Trout Populations

The impacts of climate indicators can be measured using different ecological metrics of quantification. The metrics used in a study can affect how it is designed and the questions that it can answer. The information below shows the types of metrics and number of associated protocols that are captured by the data represented in this project. 

Abundance
7
Demographics
5
Distribution
13
Fecundity
1
Mortality
1
Occurrence
1
Population Density
7
Richness
1
Survivorship
2
Temperature
1

Studies for Monitoring Brook Trout Populations

There that monitor the indicator: Brook Trout Populations.

The number of monitoring studies by state, select a state to see list of studies
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