Stream temperature database & high-resolution NorWeST climate scenarios


Dr. Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service

Webinar Date: 1/28/2015

This NPLCC project compiled existing stream temperature data from numerous federal, state, tribal, and private sources to develop an integrated regional database. Spatial statistical models for river networks were applied to these data to develop an accurate model that predicts stream temperature for all fish-bearing streams in the US portion of the NPLCC. Differences between model outputs for historic and future climate scenarios were used to assess spatial variation in the vulnerability of sensitive fish species across the NPLCC.

This webinar was hosted by Dr. Dan Isaak, Research Fish Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service. His primary research interest is in understanding how climate change, disturbance, and biophysical interactions across spatial and temporal scales affect population dynamics of aquatic organisms and their habitats in mountain streams.