- DeGoosh, Katie E.
University of Maine Graduate School
Knowledge of historical conditions provides baseline information to ecologists and resource managers for assessing environmental change, predicting system responses, and developing management goals. During the last century, fish introductions for recreational purposes were widespread, obscuring natural fish distributions in Maine lakes. The Goal of this study was to use paeleolimnological techniques to identify lakes that currently contain fish but have been historically, naturally, fishless lakes.