Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Missouri
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Missouri Project

Thermal conditions and stream habitat associations for fishes at Ozarks National Scenic Riverways

August 2011 - September 2014


Participating Agencies

  • NRPP

Our primary objective is to test the feasibility of rapidly and inexpensively monitoring local temperature conditions throughout the entire Riverways and linking the information to a physical habitat classification system in a GIS to produce spatially continuous maps of stream temperature and physical habitat, and use this information to assess habitat selection of an indicator species, the smallmouth bass.