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Determining factors associated with paddlefish restoration success in reservoirs


January 2019 - June 2021


This project will use side-scan sonar to quantify the proportional availability of suitable spawning substrate in major rivers of reservoirs where paddlefish are self-sustaining (Keystone and Oologah), not self-sustaining (Kaw and Texoma), and recently restored (Eufaula) or planned to be restored (Tenkiller). Additionally, this project will characterize the zooplankton communities at these rivers and reservoirs in relation to paddlefish needs at juvenile and adult life stages.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417



Funding Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey