Modeling Realistic Habitat and Pesticide Exposures to Evaluate Potential Effects and Mitigation for Populations of an Endangered Fish Species

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Population models can provide useful tools to assess potential exposure to, and effects from, pesticides – as well as evaluate mitigation options – on listed species by bridging the gap between laboratory endpoints derived from surrogate species and populations in the context of their habitat. We applied a hybrid model of the Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka), a small endangered cyprinid fish endemic to the US Midwest, to assess potential population‐level effects of realistic exposures to a common fungicide (benzovindiflupyr).