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dc.contributor.advisorMcLaren, Brian
dc.contributor.authorMcNaughton, Blair
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-09T19:12:38Z
dc.date.available2019-10-09T19:12:38Z
dc.date.created2017
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca:7070/handle/2453/4415
dc.description.abstractSocial network analysis is the study of individuals or units and the relationship between them at a given time. It allows insight about evolution, maintenance of social relationships, and behavioural characteristics. These networks can help measure and describe the overall structure and stability or vulnerability of a group. Such measures of vulnerability are especially important for Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvesens), due to their threatened status across Canada. This study had three objectives: (1) to find groups of Lake Sturgeon residing in the Namakan River, Fort Frances District, Ontario that might consistently migrate upstream at the same time, (2) to find groups of Lake Sturgeon that consistently arrive at the same spawning reaches each year, and (3) to determine if groups of Lake Sturgeon residing in the Namakan Reservoir consistently interact with one another. Telemetry data from the Namakan River and Reservoir were used to determine if social networks were forming over a period of five years. No social groups were found in the Namakan River during this time, but there was evidence of their formation in the Namakan Reservoir. This information can aid in developing management plans for Lake Sturgeon in the Namakan River and Reservoir.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectLake sturgeonen_US
dc.subjectNamakan Riveren_US
dc.subjectNamakan Reservoiren_US
dc.titleSocial network analysis of lake sturgeon in the Namakan River and Reservoir, Fort Frances District, Ontarioen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
etd.degree.nameHonours Bachelor of Environmental Managementen_US
etd.degree.levelBacheloren_US
etd.degree.disciplineNatural Resources Managementen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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