Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4073–4101, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4073-2017
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4073–4101, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-4073-2017

Research article 14 Aug 2017

Research article | 14 Aug 2017

Waning habitats due to climate change: the effects of changes in streamflow and temperature at the rear edge of the distribution of a cold-water fish

José María Santiago et al.

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Daily mean stream temperatures in Central Spain José M. Santiago, Carlos Alonso, and Diego Garcia de Jalón https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879494

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High-time-resolution models for streamflow and stream temperature are used in this study to predict future brown trout habitat loss. Flow reductions falling down to 51 % of current values and water temperature increases growing up to 4 ºC are predicted. Streamflow and temperature will act synergistically affecting fish. We found that the thermal response of rivers is influenced by basin geology and, consequently, geology will be also an influent factor in the cold-water fish distribution shift.