|Mill Dam Effects on Freshwater Mussel Growth in an Alabama Stream
||Small dams are common in the southeastern U.S., yet few studies have quantified their effects on the region’s aquatic biota such as imperiled freshwater mussels. I investigated why freshwater mussels are more abundant and larger immediately downstrea...
|Effects of Small Dams on Freshwater Bivalve Assemblages in North Carolina Piedmont and Coastal Plain Streams
||Small dams represent one of the most widespread human alterations to North American streams, yet effects on bivalve assemblages are understudied. Dams are quickly being removed and prioritizing dams for removal presents a challenge for resource mana...
|Beaver and Mill Dams Alter Freshwater Mussel Habitat, Growth, and Survival in North Carolina Piedmont Streams
||Freshwater mussels are imperiled indicator species, perform key ecosystem services, and serve as basal resources in stream foodwebs. Increasing beaver populations and mill dam removals may have consequences on freshwater mussel growth and survival. T...
|Effects of Ski Slopes on Appalachian Headwater Streams
||Mountain ecosystems are increasingly stressed by human activities. Ski resorts and other winter recreation areas (WRAs) are popular in montane regions including the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Large-scale land clearing and water extraction asso...
|Changes in the Freshwater Mussel Assemblage in the East Fork Tombigbee River, Mississippi: 1988-2011
||The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway facilitates barge navigation between the Tennessee River drainage and Mobile River Basin via locks, dams, canals, and diverted streams. These alterations have destroyed habitat and isolated freshwater mussel populatio...
|The Effects of Low-Head Dams and Land Use Change on North Carolina Atlantic Slope Fish Community Structure
||Dams impound streams, alter sediment regimes and other physicochemical characteristics, and fragment populations. Low-head dams are ubiquitous in eastern North America and impact communities across broad geographic scales. We sampled fish at 25 dam...
|Molecular and Morphological Evidence for Multiple Cryptic Crayfish Invasions in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
||The crayfish genus Orconectes is widespread in North America and most diverse in the southeastern river drainages. Orconectes includes numerous drainage or regional endemics as well as several species considered to be aggressive invaders of freshwate...
|Phylogeny of the critically endangered North American spinymussels (Unionidae: Elliptio and Pleurobema)
||Lateral spines are uncommon among freshwater bivalves. The North American freshwater mussel fauna includes three taxa that exhibit spines: Elliptio spinosa, Elliptio steinstansana, and Pleurobema collina. All three taxa are endemic to the Southeaster...
|Effects Of Climate, Land Use And In-Stream Habitat On Appalachian Elktoe (Alasmidonta Raveneliana) In The Nolichucky River Drainage, North Carolina
||The Appalachian elktoe (Alasmidonta raveneliana) is endemic to the Blue Ridge Physiographical Province in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. Populations are small and geographically isolated in the headwaters of 10 streams in western North...
|Modeling The Variable Effects Of Low-Head Dams On Freshwater Mussel Assemblages
||The widespread damming of lotic ecosystems is commonly associated with dramatic ecological effects such as decreased temperature, hypoxia, altered flow regime, physical changes to the structure of the river, and fragmentation of important habitats of...
|The Behavioral Responses Of Two Appalachian Crayfish To Cool And Warm Spectrum LED Light At Night
||Ecological light pollution is increasing worldwide, and the use of artificial lighting is expected to increase during the coming decades. It is not clear how the different spectral emissions produced by the two most common LED categories will affect ...