Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Western Division of the American Fisheries Society

Western Division & Idaho Chapter
American Fisheries Society
2023 Joint Annual Meeting

Everything you ever wanted to know about monitoring stream temperature but were afraid to ask

Instructors: Francine Meija, US Geological Survey; Christian Torgersen, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center; Tyler King, USGS Idaho Water Science Center; Dan Isaak, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station; Eric Berntsen, Kalispel Tribe Natural Resources Department

Date and Time: May 8th; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch: Not provided

Fee: $30 ($10 for students)

Maximum Number of Participants: 50

Description:Human activities and climate change are warming rivers, affecting water quality and threatening ecologically, economically, and culturally important coldwater species. Recent increases in data and advances in high-frequency sensors, remote sensing and statistical approaches have greatly expanded the breadth of knowledge regarding water temperature. Although this increase in data and approaches creates opportunities, it also presents challenges that need to be understood to effectively answer relevant management and scientific questions. This half-day workshop is designed to give a broad overview of the ever-expanding data and technology associated with monitoring water temperature. We will discuss how to select approaches that best address the research and management need while considering data availability, scale of application, cost, and logistical and technological limitations. We hope to generate active discussion among participants. Bring your water temperature questions!