Dams, river networks and the distribution of native and non-native freshwater fauna in the United States

Principal Investigators:

John L. Sabo

Dams are ubiquitous in riverscapes and implicated in ‘biotic homogenization’ of river ecosystems. Biotic homogenization (BH) is defined as a reduction in biogeographic variation in species composition and caused by extinction of native fauna and invasion of non‐indigenous species. The goal of my proposed Sabbatical Fellow research is to define a quantitative approach to conservation biogeography of rivers rooted in drainage network theory. I will use seven georeferenced databases to quantify the effects of river network structure, the quantity... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st June 2009—31st August 2010Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

John L. Sabojohn.l.sabo@asu.eduArizona State University

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Sabo, John L.; Sinha, Tushar; Bowling, Laura C.; Schoups, Gerrit H.; Wallender, Wesley W.; Campana, Michael E.; Cherkauer, Kieth A.; Fuller, Pam L.; Graf, William L.; Hopmans, Jan W.; Kominoski, John S.; Taylor, Carissa; Trimble, Stanley W.; Webb, Robert H.; Wohl, Ellen E. 2010. Climate Change and Water in Southwestern North America Special Feature: Reclaiming freshwater sustainability in the Cadillac Desert. Vol: 107. Pages 21263-21269. (Online version)
Journal Article Sabo, John L.; Finlay, Jacques C.; Kennedy, Theodore; Post, David M. 2010. The Role of Discharge Variation in Scaling of Drainage Area and Food Chain Length in Rivers. Science. Vol: 330. Pages 965-967. (Online version)
"Dams, river networks and the distribution of native and non-native freshwater fauna in the United States " is project ID: 12354