The Effects of Urbanization on Local First-Order Streams: One Year Later

Kristen K. Cecala, Steven J. Price, William Ringle, and Michael E. Dorcas

Davidson College

Introduction
Site # 8
Methods

Area before disturbance to the site.

Results
Discussion
Literature Cited
Anthropology Department
Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory
 
 

Area after disturbance. The stream watershed is indicated in pink, and our stream sampling locations are indicated by the yellow dots. Land clearing and disturbance is indicated by the orange polygon.

Site Details:

Watershed Area (m^2 )
216,687
Area of Disturbance (m^2 )
91,867
% of Disturbed Watershed
42.40%
Minimum Distance of Disturbance (m)
14
Maximum Distance of Disturbance (m)
158
Δ Water Temperature (C )
0.00
Δ Conductivity (μs)
17.59
Δ pH
0.05
Δ Dissolved Oxygen (%)
-28.27
Δ % Sand
-7.50
Δ % Detritus
-17.50
Δ % Fine Sediments
5.00
Δ Stream Width (cm)
-3.87
Δ Stream Depth (cm)
-1.11

* Δ is defined as the average change from 2005 to 2006 following disturbance.

 
 
Questions? Email me at Krcecala@davidson.edu