Title

Homogenization of California’s Fish Fauna Through Abiotic Change

SMC Author

Michael Marchetti

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Status

Faculty

School

School of Science

Department

Environmental and Earth Science

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2001

Publication Title

Biotic Homogenization

Editor

Lockwood J.L. and M. L. McKinney

Publisher/Venue

Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. N.Y.

Description/Abstract

The decline of native fish populations and the invasion of non-native fishes are the most noticeable trends in California's freshwater fish assemblages over the last century (Moyle and Williams 1990, Moyle 2000). Moyle (2000) and Dill and Cordone (1997) date the first introduction of non-native fish into California back to the latter half of the 19th Century. Yoshiyama et al. (1998) place the beginning of the decline of the state's chinook salmon populations also near the turn of the century. The mid-1800's also marks the beginning of a population explosion in California, driven by the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada in 1848.

Keywords

Fish Assemblage, Fish Fauna, North Coast, Biotic Homogenization, Rangeland Management

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-1261-5_13

First Page

259

Last Page

278

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences

Original Citation

Marchetti M.P., T. S. Light, J. Feliciano, T.W. Armstrong and Z. Hogan., J. Viers, P.B. Moyle. 2001. Homogenization of California’s Fish Fauna Through Abiotic Change. Pages 259-278. in Lockwood J.L. and M. L. McKinney. Editors. Biotic Homogenization. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. N.Y. doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-1261-5_13

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