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Native Fish Conservation in the Great Plains

Investigators
Jesse Fischer, M.S. Student
Dr. Craig Paukert

Project Supervisor
Dr. Craig Paukert


Funding
Turner Enterprises, Inc.
Completion
2007
Objectives
To relate instream and landscape-level habitat to native fish communities in the Nebraska Sandhills and Kansas Red Hills.

Statistically evaluate the standardized EPA EMAP protocol to determine if refinements for wadeable streams can me made to better streamline the field sampling.
Progress and Results

Products
Reports: Annual report (March 2006)
Abstracts:
Presentations:

Fischer, J., and C. Paukert. 2007. Sampling effort required to estimate species richness in wadable Great Plains streams with a towed electrofishing. Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa Tri-State American Fisheries Society Meeting, Council Bluffs, IA. 19 January 2007. (best student presentation)

Fischer, J., and C. Paukert. 2007. Historical and current environmental influences on an endemic great plains fish. Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa Tri-State American Fisheries Society Meeting, Council Bluffs, IA. 19 January 2007. (poster) (best student poster)

Fischer, J. R., and C. P. Paukert. 2006. Environmental influences structuring Great Plains stream fish assemblages. 67th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Omaha, NE. 6 December 2006.

Fischer, J. R., and C. P. Paukert. Historical and environmental influence on an endemic Great Plains fish. 67th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Omaha, NE. 6 December 2006 (poster).

Fischer, J., and C. P. Paukert. Factors influencing lotic fish-habitat relationships in the Great Plains. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Lake Placid, New York, 14 September 2006.

Fischer, J., and C. P. Paukert. Environmental influences of stream fish in the Nebraska Sandhills. Nebraska Chapter of the AFS Annual Meeting, Gretna , NE. 1 March 2006.

Brinkley, P., J. Fischer, and C. P. Paukert. Effect of fixative on total length of small-bodied stream fish. 31st Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Hays, KS. 10 February 2006 . (poster)(best student poster).

Fischer, J., and C. P. Paukert. Fish habitat relationships in South Central Kansas. 31st Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Hays, KS. 11 February 2006.


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