Science to Inform Management of Floodplain Conservation Lands under Non-Stationary Conditions

The objective of this project is to formalize understanding of science information needs for management of conservation lands on large-river floodplains under non-stationary climatic and land-use conditions. The work is necessary to establish a firm foundation for development of cost-effective, relevant floodplain science to inform management....

Quantifying the cost of replacing recreational and subsistence fisheries caused by climate change

Climate change may lead to changes in the fish communities and fish distributions that may lead to changes in recreational and subsistence fisheries, and thus there is a need to establish the cost of replacing these losses.  ***We are seeking a post doc to help in this effort. Start date would be around March 2017. See here for details.***

Identifying electrofishing capture-prone response thresholds for catfish and smallmouth bass in Missouri

Standardization of electrofishing output will minimize bias, reduce variation in catch, and allow for more valid spatial and temporal comparisons of sample data, regardless of the electrofishing control box used. Biologists need to know how conductivity of the water relates to....


Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Global Inland Fisheries

Overview: There is no comprehensive assessment of how climate change affects inland fisheries at a global scale. We will focus on developing and implementing a global assessment of climate change on inland fish and fisheries that builds on a similar assessment in North America.  The outcomes of this project will help future inland fisheries management and conservation efforts by identifying the current state of knowledge related to climate change and inland fish and fisheries and identify knowledge gaps and management needs in this area.....