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....

Development of fish and amphibian rapid assessment protocol for wetlands: linking management to wetland system processes

Manipulating water levels within wetland complexes mimics wetland ecosystem processes to ensure habitat conditions vary both in time and space to benefit a wide range of wetland-dependent species. Although providing seasonally flooded habitats to accommodate... 

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: Aquatic biota is particularly vulnerable to climate change and its associated effects, but these effects, both distributional and physiological, will differ by species and region.  Approximately 50 percent of available cold and cool water fish habitats are expected to disappear with projected doubling of atmospheric CO2, while warm water fish habitat is expected increase by 31 percent. Inland fish species, and their associated fisheries, are especially vulnerable to climate changes, both distributional and ....