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Dispersal, Boundary Processes, and Trophic-Level Interactions in Streams Adjacent to Beaver Ponds
I. Schlosser performed a long-term study to analyze changes to species density, fish predation, and precipitation over time in beaver ponds and their associated streams. In addition to an experiment that looked at the effects of these temporal changes on invertebrates. Yearly, there were significant variations in the amount of precipitation. The researcher suggests that dispersal is a significant factor in determining fish density and diversity, as well as effects of their predation on invertebrates.
Impact of Beaver Dams on Abundance and Distribution of Anadromous Salmonids in Two Lowland Streams in Lithuania
European beaver dams impeded movements of anadromous salmonids as it was established by fishing survey, fish tagging and redd counts in two lowland streams in Lithuania.
Fish-Habitat Relationships and the Effectiveness of Habitat Restoration
A synthesis of scientific literature and our current level of: 1) understanding of the relationship between habitat quantity and quality and salmon production, 2) quantify the improvements in salmon production and survival that can be expected with different restoration actions, and 3) use models to help identify habitat factors limiting production and quantify population-level responses to restoration.
Emulating Riverine Landscape Controls of Beaver in Stream Restoration
We have developed and implemented a simple approach that emulates the ecosystem engineering effects of beaver. This approach is less expensive and disruptive than typical large-scale engineering efforts and has the potential to restore both fish habitat and floodplain vegetation more rapidly than simply revegetating and waiting for the riparian zone to mature. (Pg 246 – 255)
The general ecology of beavers (Castor spp.) as related to their influence on stream ecosystems and riparian habitats, and the subsequent effects on fish – a review
Whether beaver-induced changes of fish populations are beneficial or harmful will depend on the prevailing constraints on local fish species composition and abundance.
Beaver Impact on Stream Fish Life Histories – The Role of Landscape and Local Attributes
Researchers examined interactions between beaver and fish communities in the types of streams selected for Eurasian beaver re-colonization. They found several critical elements of fish communities in these mountain streams that relate to beaver activity and its effects.
Beaver Colony Density Trends on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, 1987 – 2013
A study of beaver control measures to help land management agencies weigh against large-scale removal programs
Working with Beaver in Pataha Creek to Restore Salmon and Steelhead Habitat: Assessment, Design, and Construction Report
The goal of this project is to test whether a restoration method developed and tested in Bridge Creek, Oregon will be suitable for restoring streams like Pataha Creek in southeast Washington.
Evaluating landowner-based beaver relocation as a tool to restore salmon habitat
Relocating American beavers (Castor canadensis) from unwanted sites to desirable sites where damage exceeds stakeholder capacity) has been posited as a method to enhance in-stream habitat for salmonids in the Pacific Northwest.
Persistence at Distributional Edges: Columbia Spotted Frog Habitat in the Arid Great Basin, USA
Study that finds beaver-induced changes to habitat quality, stability, and connectivity may increase spotted frog population resistance and resilience to seasonal drought, grazing, non-native predators, and climate change.
Ecology and Movement of Juvenile Salmonids in Beaver Influenced and Beaver-Free Tributaries in the Trøndelag province of Norway
Study of salmon and trout movement upstream and downstream of beaver dams, and how the dams effect them
Beaver Dam Locations and Their Effects on Distribution and Abundance of Coho Salmon Fry in Two Coastal Oregon Stream
Study of Coho Salmon rearing habitat in beaver ponds vs. non-beaver pools in Oregon
A Critical Review of the Effects of Beavers Upon Fish and Fish Stocks
A review by the University of Southampton of how the reintroduction of beaver will affect fish in Scotalnd
Qualitative and Quantitative Effects of Reintroduced Beavers on Stream Fish
Review of research about the positive and negative effects of beaver towards fish
Do Beaver Dams Impede the Movement of Trout?
An investigation into whether beaver dams impact the movement of trout
Dredge Creek Coho & The Impact of Beavers 2014
Article that investigates the relationship between beavers and coho salmon in the Mendenhall Recreational Area, Alaska
Ecosystem experiment reveals benefits of natural and simulated beaver dams to a threatened population of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) 2016
Large-scale experiment to quantify the benefits of beavers and beaver dam analogues to a fish population and its habitat
Effects of Beaver on Trout in Sagehen Creek, California 1961
Study on how the increase of beavers along Sagehen Creek affect the trout in it
Fall and Winter Habitat Use and Movement by Columbia River Redband Trout in a Small Stream in Montana
A study of trout in Montana and the habitats they choose