Likely Responses of Native and Invasive Salmonid Fishes to Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains

  • Bradley B. Shepard
  • Robert Al-Chokhachy
  • Todd Koel
  • Matthew A. Kulp
  • Nathaniel Hitt


Effects of climate change over the next century will have important consequences for freshwater fish distributions and abundance. A fish’s body temperature closely mirrors that of its environment. Consequently, the physiology, ontogeny, and life histories of freshwater fishes are regulated by the timing and magnitude of streamflow and temperature regimes, which are directly influenced by climatic conditions.


Brook Trout Lake Trout Native Fish Cutthroat Trout Nonnative Species 
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  • Bradley B. Shepard
  • Robert Al-Chokhachy
  • Todd Koel
  • Matthew A. Kulp
  • Nathaniel Hitt

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