Year Established: 2015 Start Date: 2015-03-01 End Date: 2016-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $9,977 Total Non-Federal Funds: $20,754
Principal Investigators: Anabela Maia, Anabela Maia
Abstract: This research looks at long term effects of a previous instream rehabilitation on fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages in Kickapoo Creek, near Charleston, IL. In addition, this project will monitor a new restoration project, and will examine the effects of sanitary treatment plant effluent, golf course nutrient enrichment and bank erosion on nutrient uptake and on fish and macroinvertebrate communities. During this research we will assess the effects of multiple rehabilitations on local biotic communities, and evaluate the overall success of each rehabilitation in regards to community assemblages, physical properties of the habitat and overall health of the system.