Most of our work has involved sampling juveniles of fishes and crustaceans
in our Louisiana coastal marshes. Our techniques have caught far more
numbers of fishes than you intend. Nevertheless, some may be of interest to
you. I suggest you check the Free Reprints listed on my web site
www.herke-estuarine-fisheries.com , especially numbers 26, 36, and 56. I'll
be happy to send you paper copies of them or any others you want.
From: Scientific forum on fish and fisheries
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mark Ravinet
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 6:16 AM
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Subject: Small fish sampling methods
I am a relatively new PhD student looking at the ecology and evolution
of the three-spine stickleback in Ireland. I am currently
planning/assessing my methodology for sampling and I was wondering if
anyone could suggest some references?
I've found several good papers on comparisons of fish sampling methods
but a lot of these concentrate on larger fish. If anyone could point me
in the direction of older or more obscure references dealing with small
fish or with sticklebacks specifically that I might have missed, I would
be very grateful indeed!
I should be clear that I am keen that my current planned sampling of
rivers, lakes, estuarine and coastal marine habitats requires relatively
small numbers of individuals (30-40). Regardless, I would like my
samples to be as representative possible and I am keen to find out just
how representative the current accepted methods for stickleback sampling
(pond-netting and minnow traps) are.
School of Biological Sciences
Queen's University Belfast
Medical Biology Centre
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