Online: Patterns and predictors of fish dispersal in rivers

I am happy to tell you that our paper, a meta analysis on fish dispersal in rivers has recently been published in Fish and Fisheries and is already available on line:

Radinger, J. and Wolter, C. (2013) Patterns and predictors of fish dispersal in rivers. Fish and Fisheries 1–18. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12028

“By reviewing and analysing 160 empirical data sets from 71 studies covering 62 fishes in streams, it goes beyond previous studies of salmonids’ heterogeneous movement. Based on fitted leptokurtic dispersal kernels, the movement distances of (i) a stationary component (σstat) and (ii) a mobile component (σmob) as well as the (iii) share of each component (p) were calculated. The median movement distance of the stationary and mobile component of a fish population was 36.4 and 361.7 m, respectively. The share of the stationary individuals was high (median = 66.6%), but unrelated to movement distance. Single and multiple linear regressions as well as mixed-effects models revealed movement distances positively related to fish length, aspect ratio of the caudal fin, stream size and duration of the study.”

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