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Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum
River and Stream Ecosystems

Author:

  • Justin Chiotti
    Biological Sciences
    Michigan Tech

Advisors:

  • Dr. Nancy Auer
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Michigan Tech
  • Pam Schmidt
    Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science
    Mathematics and Environmental Education
  • Dr. Kathy Winnett-Murray
    Biology Department
    Hope College
  • Helen Stenvig
    L’Anse Middle School
  • Rebecca Stroube
    L’Anse Middle School

Production:

Tech Alive

  • Animation and Web Design:
    Dr. Susan E. Hill
    Michigan Tech
  • Production Management:
    Dr. Martin T. Auer
    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Tech

This web page was developed under a grant awarded to the Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Ms. Shawn Oppliger, Center Director and Project Coordinator
Ms. Joan Chadde, Center Education Program Coordinator and Project Coordinator
Mr. Thomas M. Occhipinti, MDEQ Environmental Education Coordinator and Grant Administrator

Media Credits

Title Page: River and Stream Ecosystems

  • Horton Creek photo: © 2002 Prominent Palin Productions Limited. Used with permission.
  • Spawning Lake Sturgeon photo: Dr. Nancy Auer, Michigan Technological University.

What is a River or Stream?

  • Watershed animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

River and Stream Classification

  • River and Stream Classification illustration: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Lake Sturgeon in Michigan

  • Adult Sturgeon photo: Josh Lallaman, Michigan Technological University.
  • Sturgeon Egg photo: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.
  • Larval Sturgeon photo: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.
  • Juvenile Sturgeon photo: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources stock photo.

History of Lake Sturgeon

Changes to Rivers

  • Tippy Dam photo: © MichiganSportsman. Used with permission.
  • Big Manistee River photo: Leonard Short.
  • Commercial Fishing photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, E. P. Haddon.

Influences of Dams

  • Tippy Dam photo: © MichiganSportsman. Used with permission.

Dams and Fish Migration

  • Fish Ladder photo: California Department of Water Resources. Used with permission.
  • Dam animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Dam Operation

  • Peaking Flow graph: Graph by Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University. Data from United States Geological Survey.
  • Run-of-River graph: Graph by Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University. Data from United States Geological Survey.

Habitat Destruction

  • Erosion photo: Clean Water Institute, Lycoming College. Used with permission.
  • Construction photo: University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture. Used with permission.

Surviving the River: Sturgeon Eggs

  • Sturgeon Egg photo: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.

Surviving the River: Habitat

  • Rocky Substrate photo: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.

Surviving the River: Survival Factors

  • Sturgeon Egg Survival animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Surviving the River: Larval Lake Sturgeon

  • Larval Sturgeon photo: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.

Surviving the River: Larval and Juvenile Lake Sturgeon Videos

  • Larval Lake Sturgeon video: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.
  • Captured Juvenile Lake Sturgeon photo: Marty Holtgren, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.

Surviving the River: Juvenile Lake Sturgeon

  • Released Juvenile Lake Sturgeon photo: Justin Chiotti, Michigan Technological University.

Surviving the River: Game

  • Surviving the River Game animation: © 2004 State of Michigan.

Animals: Wood Turtle and Beaver

  • Wood Turtle photo: Mark Knee, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.
  • Beaver photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tom Smylie.

Animals: Bald Eagle and Great Blue Heron

  • Bald Eagle photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sue Mathews.
  • Great Blue Heron photo: Robert Benson, Center for Bioacoustics, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Used with permission.

Native Fish

  • Brook Trout photo: © Dickson Despommier, Ph.D. Used with permission.
  • White Sucker photo: Todd Crail. Used with permission.

Exotic Fish Species

  • Brown Trout photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Eric Engretson.
  • Chinook Salmon photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Other Exotics

  • Purple Loosestrife photo: © 2004 The Nature Conservancy/Barry A. Rice. Used with permission.
  • Sea Lamprey on Trout photo: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Bibliography

Holey, M. E., E. A. Baker, T. F. Thuemler, and R. E. Elliot. 2000. Research and Assessment Needs to Restore Lake Sturgeon in the Great Lakes: Results of a workshop sponsored by the Great Lakes Fishery Trust.

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