Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-183

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Modeling the effects of increased turbidity on growth rates of juvenile salmonids

Author(s): Rosenfeld, Jordan (BC Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection)
Subject: Biology, Fishery, Technology/GIS/Modeling/Remote Sensing
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


No models exist for quantitatively estimating the impact of chronic or episodic increases in turbidity on juvenile salmon growth rates. To provide a credible basis for quantifying the impacts of increased turbidity, and to provide a tool for developing monitoring and assessment guidelines for forestry impacts on stream turbidity, we will develop a model for predicting the effects of chronic and episodic turbidity on growth rates of stream-dwelling salmonids.

For further information, please contact Jordan Rosenfeld, BC Ministry of Water, Land, and Air Protection (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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