Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2015IL293B

Effects of structural rehabilitation on nutrient retention and uptake, community assemblages, and functional morphology of biotic communities in a small Midwestern stream

Institute: Illinois
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.