Climate Change 2001:
Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
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Figure 5-7: Simulated changes in thermal habitat for fish in the continental United States. Left panel is modified from Keleher and Rahel (1996). Center panel is modified from Mohseni and Stefan (2000) and Fang et al.(1998). Right panel is modified from McCauley and Beitinger (1992). Simulation is for a 2xCO2 climate from the Canadian Climate Model and represents air temperature increases of 3-6.5ºC in different parts of the United States. Coldwater fish include trout and salmon; coolwater fish include yellow perch, walleye, northern pike, and white sucker; and warmwater fish include sunfish (black basses, bluegill, pumpkinseed) and common carp.

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