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Factors influencing threatened and endangered fishes in the Great Plains


August 2008 - September 2010


(1) Determine the effects of hydrology on population abundance of Neosho madtoms; (2) determine the effects of land use, instream and riparian habitat, interspecific competition, predation, and urbanization and impoundments development of Topeka shiner abundance; (3) attempt to determine if there are trends in Topeka shiner populations or distribution over time; (4) continue to analyze the effects of disturbance on Neosho madtom and Topeka shiners as new collection data becomes available.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4253



Funding Agencies

  • USFWS Region 6

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey