Keith B. Gido, University Distinguished Professor


Contact information

208 Bushnell Hall
(785) 532-6616

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Ph.D., University of Oklahoma. Zoology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Fish Ecology, Invasive Species Effects, Fish Assemblage Structure.

Research Focus

Research in the Fish Ecology Lab focuses on the conservation of aquatic systems in the western and central U.S. Current and past projects can be classified into three general areas: 1) effects of global change on diversity-ecosystem function relationships in streams, 2) evaluation of patterns and processes regulating species diversity and habitat associations of fishes in streams and reservoirs, and 3) dynamics of non-coevolved fish assemblages.

Selected Publications

Perkin, JS, Troia MJ, Shaw DCR, Gerken JE, Gido KB. 2014. Multiple Watershed Alterations Influence Fish Community Structure in Great Plains Prairie Streams. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes.

Perkin, JS, Gido KB, Cooper AR, Turner TF, Osborne MJ, Johnson ER, Mayes KB. 2014. Fragmentation and dewatering transform Great Plains stream fish communities. Ecological Monographs.

Troia MJ, Gido KB. 2014. Towards a mechanistic understanding of stream fish niche divergence along a river continuum. Ecosphere.

Stewart-Koster, B, Olden JD, Gido KB. 2014. Quantifying flow-ecology relationships with functional linear models. Hydrological Sciences Journal.

Gido, KB, Propst DL, Olden JD, Bestgen KR. 2013. Multi-decadal responses of native and introduced fishes to natural and altered flows in streams of the American Southwest. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70: 554-564.

Perkin JS, Gido KB. 2012. Fragmentation alters stream fish community structure in dendritic ecological networks. Ecological Applications 22: 2176–2187.

Gido KB, Propst, DL. 2012. Long-term dynamics of native and nonnative fishes in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah under a partially managed flow regime. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 141:645-659.

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