Fish species native to a major Arizona watershed may lose access to important segments of their habitat by 2050 as surface water flow is reduced by the effects of climate warming, new research conducted by Assistant Professor Kris Jaeger with co-authors Julian Olden and Noel Pelland of the University of Washington and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.
Tear down a dam and a river will change. But just how much? And what will it do to what lives in the river?
To find out, scientists in Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences are looking no farther than their own backyard. Mazeika Sullivan and Kristin Jaeger, assistant professors in the college's School of Environment and Natural Resources, are studying the effects of dam removal at two former dams in Columbus: the Fifth Avenue dam on the Olentangy River, which flows through Ohio State's campus, and the Main Street dam on the Scioto River some five miles south downtown.