Montana Fish Papers (2019)

Below is a list of fisheries related papers published in 2019. I searched Google Scholar for the names of all Montana AFS members and for Montana-specific search terms. Studies taking place solely in another state are not included.

If I have missed a paper, please email it to me so I can update this page:

Peer-Reviewed Papers & Book Chapters

Al-Chokhachy, Robert and Adam Sepulveda. “Impacts of Nonnative Brown Trout on Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout in a Tributary Stream.” North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Al‐Chokhachy, Robert, Ryan P. Kovach, Adam Sepulveda, Jeffrey Strait, Bradley B. Shepard, and Clint C. Muhlfeld. “Compensatory growth offsets poor condition in native trout populations.” Freshwater Biology.

Amish, Stephen J., Omar Ali, Mary Peacock, Michael Miller, Morgan Robinson, Seth Smith, Gordon Luikart, and Helen Neville. “Assessing thermal adaptation using family‐based association and FST outlier tests in a threatened trout species.” Molecular ecology.

Anderson, Heidi E., Lindsey K. Albertson, and David M. Walters. “Thermal variability drives synchronicity of an aquatic insect resource pulse.” Ecosphere.

Anderson, Heidi E., Lindsey K. Albertson, and David M. Walters. “Water temperature drives variability in salmonfly abundance, emergence timing, and body size.” River Research and Applications.

Beever, Erik A., Daniel Simberloff, Sarah L. Crowley, Robert Al‐Chokhachy, Hazel A. Jackson, and Steven L. Petersen. “Social–ecological mismatches create conservation challenges in introduced species management.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Bell, Donovan A., Zachary L. Robinson, W. Chris Funk, Sarah W. Fitzpatrick, Fred W. Allendorf, David A. Tallmon, and Andrew R. Whiteley. “The Exciting Potential and Remaining Uncertainties of Genetic Rescue.” Trends in ecology & evolution.

Blank, Matt D., Kevin Kappenman, Kathryn Plymesser, Katharine Banner, and Joel E. Cahoon. “Swimming Performance of Rainbow Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout in an Open-Channel Flume.” Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

Bourret, Samuel L. “The Evolution of a Biologist: an Interview with Clint Muhlfeld.” Fisheries.

Bowker, James D., Jesse T. Trushenski, and Molly Bowman. “Efficacy of Eugenol to Lightly Sedate Freshwater Salmonids for an Extended Time Period.” North American Journal of Aquaculture.

Carim, Kellie J., Joseph Caleb Dysthe, Holly McLellan, Michael K. Young, Kevin S. McKelvey, and Michael K. Schwartz. “Using environmental DNA sampling to monitor the invasion of nonnative Esox lucius (northern pike) in the Columbia River basin, USA.” Environmental DNA.

Clancey, Patrick T., Bradley B. Shepard, Carter G. Kruse, Scott A. Barndt, Lee Nelson, Bruce C. Roberts, and R. Beauregard Turner. “Collaboration, Commitment, and Adaptive Learning Enable Eradication of Nonnative Trout and Establishment of Native Westslope Cutthroat Trout into One-Hundred Kilometers of Cherry Creek, a Tributary to the Madison River, Montana.Multispecies and Watershed Approaches to Freshwater Fish Conservation (AFS Book).

Davis, Michael N., Thomas E. McMahon, Molly AH Webb, Jason E. Ilgen, Alan T. Hitch, Matthew E. Jaeger, and Kyle A. Cutting. “Winter Survival, Habitat Use, and Hypoxia Tolerance of Montana Arctic Grayling in a Winterkill‐Prone Lake.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Dockery, David R., Erin Ryan, Kevin M. Kappenman, and Matt Blank. “Swimming performance of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus Pallas) in an open-channel flume.” Journal of Ecohydraulics.

Franklin, Thomas W., Taylor M. Wilcox, Kevin S. McKelvey, Samuel E. Greaves, Joseph C. Dysthe, Michael K. Young, Michael K. Schwartz, and Jason Lindstrom. “Repurposing Environmental DNA Samples to Verify the Distribution of Rocky Mountain Tailed Frogs in the Warm Springs Creek Basin, Montana.Northwest Science.

Glassic, Hayley C., Kurt C. Heim, and Christopher S. Guy. “Creating Figures in R that Meet the AFS Style Guide: Standardization and Supporting Script.” Fisheries.

Grummer, Jared A., Luciano B. Beheregaray, Louis Bernatchez, Brian K. Hand, Gordon Luikart, Shawn R. Narum, and Eric B. Taylor. “Aquatic landscape genomics and environmental effects on genetic variation.” Trends in ecology & evolution.

Hand, Brian K., Courtney G. Flint, Chris A. Frissell, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Shawn P. Devlin, Brian P. Kennedy, Robert L. Crabtree, W. Arthur McKee, Gordon Luikart, and Jack A. Stanford. “Challenges in Columbia River fisheries conservation: a response to Duda et al.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Hansen, Michael J., Christopher S. Guy, Phaedra Budy, and Thomas E. McMahon. “Trout as Native and Nonnative Species: A Management Paradox.Trout and Char of the World (AFS Book).

Heim, Kurt C., Thomas E. McMahon, Leonardo Calle, Mark S. Wipfli, and Jeffrey A. Falke. “A general model of temporary aquatic habitat use: Water phenology as a life history filter.” Fish and Fisheries.

Holmquist, Luke M., Christopher S. Guy, Anne Tews, and Molly AH Webb. “First maturity and spawning periodicity of hatchery‐origin pallid sturgeon in the upper Missouri River above Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana.” Journal of Applied Ichthyology.

Holmquist, Luke M., Christopher S. Guy, Anne Tews, David J. Trimpe, and Molly AH Webb. “Reproductive ecology and movement of pallid sturgeon in the upper Missouri River, Montana.” Journal of Applied Ichthyology.

Hotaling, Scott, J. Joseph Giersch, Debra S. Finn, Lusha M. Tronstad, Steve Jordan, Larry E. Serpa, Ronald G. Call, Clint C. Muhlfeld, and David W. Weisrock. “Congruent population genetic structure but differing depths of divergence for three alpine stoneflies with similar ecology and geographic distributions.” Freshwater biology.

Jordan, Steve, Brian K. Hand, Scott Hotaling, Amanda G. Delvecchia, Rachel Malison, Clark Nissley, Gordon Luikart, and Jack A. Stanford. “Genomic data reveal similar genetic differentiation in aquifer species with different dispersal capabilities and life histories.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Koel, Todd M., Lusha M. Tronstad, Jeffrey L. Arnold, Kerry A. Gunther, Douglas W. Smith, John M. Syslo, and Patrick J. White. “Predatory fish invasion induces within and across ecosystem effects in Yellowstone National Park.” Science advances.

Koel, Todd M., Nathan A. Thomas, Christopher S. Guy, Philip D. Doepke, Drew J. MacDonald, Alex S. Poole, Wendy M. Sealey, and Alexander V. Zale. “Organic Pellet Decomposition Induces Mortality of Lake Trout Embryos in Yellowstone Lake.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Kovach, Ryan P., Jason B. Dunham, Robert Al-Chokhachy, Craig D. Snyder, Benjamin H. Letcher, John A. Young, Erik A. Beever et al. “An Integrated Framework for Ecological Drought across Riverscapes of North America.” BioScience.

Lamborn, Chase C., and Jordan W. Smith. “Human perceptions of, and adaptations to, shifting runoff cycles: A case-study of the Yellowstone River (Montana, USA).” Fisheries Research.

Landers, Jack, Sean Sullivan, Lisa Eby, Andrew C. Wilcox, and Heiko Langner. “Metal contamination and food web changes alter exposure to upper trophic levels in upper Blackfoot River basin streams, Montana.” Hydrobiologia.

Mayfield, Mariah P., Thomas E. McMahon, Jay J. Rotella, Robert E. Gresswell, Trevor Selch, Patrick Saffel, Jason Lindstrom, and Bradley Liermann. “Application of multistate modeling to estimate salmonid survival and movement in relation to spatial and temporal variation in metal exposure in a mining-impacted river.” Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Mims, Meryl C., Casey C. Day, Jacob J. Burkhart, Matthew R. Fuller, Jameson Hinkle, Andrew Bearlin, Jason B. Dunham, Patrick W. DeHaan, Zachary A. Holden, and Erin E. Landguth. “Simulating demography, genetics, and spatially explicit processes to inform reintroduction of a threatened char.” Ecosphere.

Peterson, Douglas P., and Helen M. Neville. “Comparison of methods to verify upstream passage by trout at remediated culverts in four Rocky Mountain streams.” North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Pierce, Ron, W. Ladd Knotek, Craig Podner, and Don Peters. “Blackfoot River Restoration: A Thirty-Year Review of a Wild Trout Conservation Endeavor.Multispecies and Watershed Approaches to Freshwater Fish Conservation (AFS Book).

Ray, Andrew M., Adam J. Sepulveda, Kathryn M. Irvine, Siri KC Wilmoth, David P. Thoma, and Debra A. Patla. “Wetland drying linked to variations in snowmelt runoff across Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.” Science of the Total Environment.

Ritter, Torrey D., Claire N. Gower, and Lance B. McNew. “Habitat conditions at beaver settlement sites: implications for beaver restoration projects.” Restoration Ecology.

Robinson, Anthony T., Yvette M. Paroz, Matthew J. Clement, Thomas W. Franklin, Joseph C. Dysthe, Michael K. Young, Kevin S. McKelvey, and Kellie J. Carim. “Environmental DNA Sampling of Small‐Bodied Minnows: Performance Relative to Location, Species, and Traditional Sampling.” North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Rubenson, Erika S., and Julian D. Olden. “An invader in salmonid rearing habitat: current and future distributions of smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) in the Columbia River Basin.” Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Sepulveda, Adam J., Christian Schmidt, Jon Amberg, Patrick Hutchins, Christian Stratton, Chris Mebane, Matthew B. Laramie, and David S. Pilliod. “Adding invasive species biosurveillance to the US Geological Survey streamgage network.” Ecosphere.

Sepulveda, Adam J., Jenna Schabacker, Seth Smith, Robert Al‐Chokhachy, Gordon Luikart, and Stephen J. Amish. “Improved detection of rare, endangered and invasive trout in using a new large‐volume sampling method for eDNA capture.” Environmental DNA.

Sepulveda, Adam J., Jon J. Amberg, and Erik Hanson. “Using environmental DNA to extend the window of early detection for dreissenid mussels.” Management of Biological Invasions.

Thomas, Nathan A., Christopher S. Guy, Todd M. Koel, and Alexander V. Zale. “In‐Situ Evaluation of Benthic Suffocation Methods for Suppression of Invasive Lake Trout Embryos in Yellowstone Lake.” North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Tornabene, Brian J., Matthew E. Jaeger, Robert G. Bramblett, Mark Nelson, Nathan McClenning, Trevor Watson, Alan Ankrum, Kenneth Frazer, Ann Marie Reinhold, and Alexander V. Zale. “Riverine turtles select habitats maintained by natural discharge regimes in an unimpounded large river.” River Research and Applications.

Trushenski, Jesse T., and Artur N. Rombenso. “Trophic levels predict the nutritional essentiality of polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish—introduction to a special section and a brief synthesis.” North American Journal of Aquaculture.

Trushenski, Jesse T., Artur N. Rombenso, and Christopher J. Jackson. “Reevaluating polyunsaturated fatty acid essentiality in Channel Catfish.” North American Journal of Aquaculture.

Tumolo, Benjamin B., Lindsey K. Albertson, Wyatt F. Cross, Melinda D. Daniels, and Leonard S. Sklar. “Occupied and abandoned structures from ecosystem engineering differentially facilitate stream community colonization.” Ecosphere.

Turchini, Giovanni M., Jesse T. Trushenski, and Brett D. Glencross. “Thoughts for the future of aquaculture nutrition: realigning perspectives to reflect contemporary issues related to judicious use of marine resources in aquafeeds.” North American Journal of Aquaculture.

Uthe, P., Robert Al‐Chokhachy, Bradley B. Shepard, Alexander V. Zale, and Jeff L. Kershner. “Effects of Climate‐Related Stream Factors on Patterns of Individual Summer Growth of Cutthroat Trout.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Vanderhoof, Melanie K., Jay R. Christensen, and Laurie C. Alexander. “Influence of multi-decadal land use, irrigation practices and climate on riparian corridors across the Upper Missouri River headwaters basin, Montana.” Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

Weinstein, Spencer Y., Jason A. Coombs, Keith H. Nislow, Chris Riley, Allison H. Roy, and Andrew R. Whiteley. “Evaluating the Effects of Barriers on Slimy Sculpin Movement and Population Connectivity Using Novel Sibship‐based and Traditional Genetic Metrics.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Weinstein, Spencer Y., Jason A. Coombs, Keith H. Nislow, Chris Riley, Allison H. Roy, and Andrew R. Whiteley. “Evaluating the Effects of Barriers on Slimy Sculpin Movement and Population Connectivity Using Novel Sibship‐based and Traditional Genetic Metrics.” Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Williams, Kenneth J., Alicia A. Cassidy, Christine E. Verhille, Simon G. Lamarre, and Tyson J. MacCormack. “Diel cycling hypoxia enhances hypoxia tolerance in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss): evidence of physiological and metabolic plasticity.” Journal of Experimental Biology.

Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Addis, Brett Rebekah. “Causes of variation in dispersal distance in the stream salamander Gyrinophilus porphyriticus.” University of Montana.

Duncan, Michael Bennett. “Distributions, Abundances, and Movements of Small, Nongame Fishes in a Large Great Plains River Network.” Montana State University.

Miller, Christopher D. “Development Along Rattlesnake Creek: An Assessment of Stream Health, Channel Form, and Land Cover.” University of Montana.

McGarvey, Lauren Marie. “Assessment of non-lethal tools to assign sex, stage of maturity, and reproductive condition in Burbot Lota lota.” Montana State University.

Poole, Alex Stephen. “Evaluation of embryo suppression methods for nonnative lake trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.” Montana State University.

Williams, Jacob Robert. “Quantifying the spatial structure of invasive lake trout in Yellowstone Lake to improve suppression efficacy.” Montana State University.

Undergraduate Theses

Heinle, Kadie B., Lisa Eby, Clint Muhlfeld, Vincent D’Angelo, Amber Steed, Andrew Whiteley, and Mark Hebblewhite. “Biotic and Abiotic Associations with Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi) in the North Fork Flathead River Basin in northwestern Montana, USA and southeastern British Columbia, CAN under current and future climate scenarios.” University of Montana.