Brandon D. Cheek's scientific contributions

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Habitat heterogeneity at multiple scales is a major factor affecting fish assemblage structure. However, assessments that examine these relationships at multiple scales concurrently are lacking. The lack of assessments at these scales is a critical gap in understanding as conservation and restoration efforts typically work at these levels.A combina...
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Pelagic broadcast spawning cyprinids are common to Great Plains rivers and streams. This reproductive guild produces non-adhesive semi-buoyant eggs that require sufficient current velocity to remain in suspension during development. Although studies have shown that there may be a minimum velocity needed to keep the eggs in suspension, this velocity...

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... Although in this study we decided to focus on density or presence/absence of a single species of interest as the response variables, the same type of study can be carried out with a broader focus on fish communities as a multivariate response variable, or using fish biomass or species richness as response variables of interest. These other response variables have been used to good effect in recent studies (e.g., Cheek et al., 2016;Baldigo et al., 2019) and their use in future studies in Krycklan and other boreal catchments could shed further light on the factors controlling boreal fish communities. ...
... In these species the eggs become suspended in the water column when experiencing flow. By remaining in the water column, these pelagic eggs benefit from exposure to well-oxygenated water, while avoiding abrasive damage from coarse substrates (Mueller et al., 2013). ...