Evaluation of a Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) Exclusion and Trapping Device for Use in Aquatic Plant Founder Colony Establishment Metadata
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- Main Title Evaluation of a Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) Exclusion and Trapping Device for Use in Aquatic Plant Founder Colony Establishment
Author: Williams, Paul EdwinCreator Type: Personal
Chair: Hudak, Paul F.Contributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Major Professor
Committee Member: Dickson, Kenneth L.Contributor Type: Personal
Committee Member: Dick, Gary O.Contributor Type: Personal
Name: University of North TexasPlace of Publication: Denton, Texas
- Creation: 2008-05
- Digitized: 2008-09-10
- Content Description: The focus of this study was to design and evaluate a trapping system that would reduce populations of common carp within water bodies in conjunction with establishment of native aquatic macrophytes founder colonies. A pond study and field study were conducted. A pond study was performed at the Lewisville Aquatic Ecosystem Research Facility, located in Lewisville, Texas, followed by a field study within a constructed wetland located in southern Dallas, Texas. For the pond study, twelve funnel traps were constructed (four reps of each type: control, dual-walled and ring cage). Two anti-escape devices were tested with funnels including steel fingers and hinged flaps. Ring cage and dual-walled treatments were planted using native pondweeds, while controls were left unplanted (additional bait and a drift fence scenarios were also tested). Common carp were introduced into the study pond. Chi-square statistical analyses were utilized and showed ring cage treatments using fingers as well as the use of a drift fence to be most effective. Following completion of the pond study, the two most effective treatments (controls and ring cages) were tested within the Dallas, Texas wetland; no carp were caught during the field test.
- Keyword: Common carp
- Keyword: restoration
- Keyword: carp traps
- Keyword: common carp management
- Keyword: trapping device
- Keyword: aquatic plants
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Carp.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Fish traps -- Evaluation.
Name: UNT Theses and DissertationsCode: UNTETD
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Rights License: copyright
- Rights Holder: Williams, Paul Edwin
- Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
- Thesis or Dissertation
- OCLC: 262462801
- UNT Catalog No.: b3553535
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc6038
- Degree Name: Master of Science
- Degree Level: Master's
- Degree Discipline: Environmental Science
- Academic Department: Department of Biological Sciences
- Degree Grantor: University of North Texas