The influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on stream fish assemblages in Arkansas




Role of Geodata Crawler:
Geodata Crawler was used to quantify catchment characteristics including average elevation, urban cover, forest cover, agriculture, watershed area, average base flow index, and impervious surfaces. These were used to predict fish community attributes like diversity, richness, and presence of sensitive species.


Report:
Wiley S, Magoulick DD. 2013. The influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on stream fish assemblages in Arkansas. Report submitted for NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program at University of Arkansas.

Funding Source:
National Science Foundation, EcoREU program.

Contribution to Education:
Undergraduate student Shannon Wiley completed this project as part of the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of Arkansas. She produced an REU report and presentation, and has since presented the work to the math department at her home institution.

Professional Presentations:
2013 EcoREU Program, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2013 Math Department Seminar, University of Arkansas--Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas