Michael Booth

Michael Booth
University of Cincinnati | UC · Department of Biological Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Mike Booth currently works at the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. Mike is focused on understanding the aquatic world, particularly how movement and behavior of organisms (especially fishes) influences community and ecosystem processes. He is also interested in applied and basic science research that has implications for developing better methods for managing natural resources.

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Methane emissions from aquatic ecosystems are increasingly recognized as substantial, yet variable, contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions. This is in part due to the challenge of modeling biologic parameters that affect methane emissions from a wide range of sediments. For example, the impacts of fish bioturbation on methane emissions in...
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Stream burial, the rerouting of streams into underground culverts, is common in industrialized and densely populated urban areas. While stream burial is common in urban environments, direct characterization of the within-culvert environment is rare and it is unclear if buried reaches reflect neighboring open reaches regarding habitat, biota, and wa...
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Inland aquatic systems are major global contributors to the atmospheric carbon budget through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, although the amount and form of carbon released varies widely across and within systems. Bioturbation of aquatic sediments can impact biogeochemical conditions and physically release sediment-bound bubbles containing GHGs, b...
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Observations of federally endangered Southern Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were Segment (DPS) that extends approximately 500 kilometers from the Santa Maria River (Santa Barbara County) south to the Mexican border. Existing monitoring programs and anecdotal observations documented 177 adult Steelhead in the past 25 years. The level of moni...
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Downstream migration of smolts is a critical aspect of the life history pathway for anadromous salmonids. Timing of downstream migration can vary along latitudinal and climatic gradients. Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) occurs over a broad range of climate and hydrologic conditions, but relatively little is known about migration timing of smolts in...
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Observations of federally endangered Southern Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were compiled for the southern California Distinct Population. Segment (DPS) that extends approximately 500 kilometers from the Santa Maria River (Santa Barbara County) south to the Mexican border. Existing monitoring programs and anecdotal observations documented 1...
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Ecosystem engineering can control the spatial and temporal distribution of resources and movement by engineering organisms within an ecosystem can mobilize resources across boundaries and distribute engineering effects. Movement patterns of fishes can cause physical changes to aquatic habitats though nesting or feeding, both of which often vary in...
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Fish populations are composed of a mixture of sedentary and mobile individuals, but it is not clear whether movement behavior is plastic or fixed for individuals and what proportion of the population exhibits mobile behavior. To investigate the mobility and movement patterns of two common species of suckers, the Sonora Sucker Catostomus insignis an...
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Movement of organisms is an important mechanism controlling an array of processes within ecosystems. Recent analyses suggest that movement is composed of individual displacement (distance moved by individuals) and turnover (proportion of individuals moving). Turnover of individuals is important because it influences population size and structure, a...
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We investigated movement and growth of two common suckers, Catostomus clarki and Catostomus insignis, in three streams that represent the broad environmental tolerances of these species. There was limited evidence of restricted movement in C. clarki, with many individuals moving 600 m and 50-90% of recaptured individuals detected outside the origin...
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Nutrient limitation plays an important role in shaping community structure and ecosystem processes in aquatic environments. Many types of nutrient diffusing substrata (NDS) have been used to estimate nutrient limitation in lotic systems. However, whether these various NDS methods produce comparable results is unknown. We evaluated the 3 most common...
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Suckers are often the most abundant large-bodied native fish in southwestern U.S. streams, yet little is known about their ecosystem impacts, growth, or movement. The species Catostomus insignis and Catostomus clarki act as “ecosystem engineers” modifying the physical structure of these streams. In summers 2008 and 2009, 550 C. insignis and C. clar...
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Background/Question/Methods Fish are important biotic controls in many stream systems, and may be crucial in arid land streams. This study aimed to assess the importance of fish in Southwestern streams by investigating the influence on ecosystem function of an abundant sucker species, Catostomus insignis, in the upper Gila River in southwest New M...
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In the Hawaiian Islands, intentionally introduced exotic fishes have been linked to changes in native biodiversity and community composition. In 1905, the mosquito fish Gambusia affinis was introduced to control mosquitoes. Subsequently, G. affinis spread throughout the Islands and into coastal anchialine ponds. Previous studies suggest that presen...

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