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David Bennion   Mr.  Graduate Student or Post Graduate 
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David Bennion published an article in March 2018.
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Edward F. Roseman

78 shared publications

US Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA

Bruce A. Manny

18 shared publications

U.S. Geological Survey; Great Lakes Science Center; 1451 Green Road Ann Arbor Michigan 48105 USA

Jason L. Fischer

8 shared publications

Department of Environmental Sciences; University of Toledo; Wolfe Hall, Suite 1235, 2801 West Bancroft Street Toledo Ohio 43606 USA

J. H. Hartig

7 shared publications

Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 9311 Groh Road, Grosse Ile, Michigan 48138, USA

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Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Long-term assessment of ichthyoplankton in a large North American river system reveals changes in fish community dynamic... Taaja R. Tucker, Edward F. Roseman, Robin L. Debruyne, Jerem... Published: 07 March 2018
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2017-0511
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Use of navigation channels by Lake Sturgeon: Does channelization increase vulnerability of fish to ship strikes? Darryl W. Hondorp, David H. Bennion, Edward F. Roseman, Chri... Published: 05 July 2017
PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179791
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Channelization for navigation and flood control has altered the hydrology and bathymetry of many large rivers with unknown consequences for fish species that undergo riverine migrations. In this study, we investigated whether altered flow distributions and bathymetry associated with channelization attracted migrating Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) into commercial navigation channels, potentially increasing their exposure to ship strikes. To address this question, we quantified and compared Lake Sturgeon selection for navigation channels vs. alternative pathways in two multi-channel rivers differentially affected by channelization, but free of barriers to sturgeon movement. Acoustic telemetry was used to quantify Lake Sturgeon movements. Under the assumption that Lake Sturgeon navigate by following primary flow paths, acoustic-tagged Lake Sturgeon in the more-channelized lower Detroit River were expected to choose navigation channels over alternative pathways and to exhibit greater selection for navigation channels than conspecifics in the less-channelized lower St. Clair River. Consistent with these predictions, acoustic-tagged Lake Sturgeon in the more-channelized lower Detroit River selected the higher-flow and deeper navigation channels over alternative migration pathways, whereas in the less-channelized lower St. Clair River, individuals primarily used pathways alternative to navigation channels. Lake Sturgeon selection for navigation channels as migratory pathways also was significantly higher in the more-channelized lower Detroit River than in the less-channelized lower St. Clair River. We speculated that use of navigation channels over alternative pathways would increase the spatial overlap of commercial vessels and migrating Lake Sturgeon, potentially enhancing their vulnerability to ship strikes. Results of our study thus demonstrated an association between channelization and the path use of migrating Lake Sturgeon that could prove important for predicting sturgeon-vessel interactions in navigable rivers as well as for understanding how fish interact with their habitat in landscapes altered by human activity.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Historical Loss and Current Rehabilitation of Shoreline Habitat along an Urban-Industrial River—Detroit River, Michigan,... John H. Hartig, David Bennion Published: 15 May 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9050828
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the historical loss and current shoreline habitat rehabilitation efforts along the urban-industrial Detroit River using geographical information system methods and a shoreline survey. This study found a 97% loss of historical coastal wetlands to human development. By 1985, 55% of the U.S. mainland shoreline had been hardened with steel sheet piling or concrete breakwater that provide limited habitat. Since 1995, 19 projects were implemented, improving 4.93 km of shoreline habitat. A comparison of the 1985 and 2015 georeferenced aerial imagery showed that 2.32 km of soft shoreline was also converted to hard shoreline during this timeframe. Of the 19 projects surveyed, 11 representing 3.35 km made habitat improvements to shoreline that was already georeferenced as “soft“, three representing 360 m converted shoreline from “hard” to “soft”, and five representing 1.22 km added incidental habitat to hardened shoreline. Even with the addition of 1.58 km of new soft shoreline and incidental habitat, there was an overall net loss of 0.74 km of soft shoreline over the 30-year timeframe. To reach the “good” state of at least 70% soft shoreline, an additional 12.1 km of soft shoreline will have to be added. This confirms that shoreline hardening continues despite the best efforts of resource managers and conservation organizations. Resource managers must become opportunistic and get involved up front in urban waterfront redevelopment projects to advocate for habitat. Incremental progress will undoubtedly be slow following adaptive management.
Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Validation of a spatial model used to locate fish spawning reef construction sites in the St. Clair–Detroit River system Jason L. Fischer, David Bennion, Edward F. Roseman, Bruce A.... Published: 01 December 2015
Journal of Great Lakes Research, doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2015.09.019
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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations A scientific basis for restoring fish spawning habitat in the St. Clair and Detroit Rivers of the Laurentian Great Lakes Bruce A. Manny, Edward F. Roseman, Gregory Kennedy, James C.... Published: 05 December 2014
Restoration Ecology, doi: 10.1111/rec.12159
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations A model to locate potential areas for lake sturgeon spawning habitat construction in the St. Clair–Detroit River System David H. Bennion, Bruce A. Manny Published: 01 January 2014
Journal of Great Lakes Research, doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2014.02.002
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