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Angler behavior in response to management actions on Nebraska reservoirs


January 2009 - December 2013


Project goals are to understand 1) the participation patterns of anglers on local and regional scales, and 2) how participation patterns of anglers influence fish populations.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Pope, K. L., D. W. Gabelhouse, Jr., C. J. Chizinski, and D. R. Martin. Submitted. Luring anglers with prize fish. Fisheries.
  • Martin, D. R., and K. L. Pope. 2011. Luring anglers to enhance fisheries. Journal of Environmental Management 92:1409-1413. Download  | 
  • Martin, D. R., B. M. Pracheil, J. A. DeBoer, G. R. Wilde, and K. L. Pope. 2012. Using the internet to understand angler behavior in the Information Age. Fisheries (Bethesda) 37:458-463. Download  | 
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  • Spirk, P. J. 2012. Effects of length limits on sexually size dimorphic fishes. M.S. thesis. University of Nebraska—Lincoln.Download  | 
  • Wiley, C. L. 2013. Exploitation of channel catfish in flood-control reservoirs. M.S. thesis. University of Nebraska—Lincoln.Download  | 
  • Martin, D. R. 2013. Spatial and temporal participation in recreational fishing. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Nebraska—Lincoln.Download  | 
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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



  • Kevin PopePrincipal Investigator
  • Anthony BaradaStaff
  • Christopher ChizinskiStaff
  • Dustin MartinStudent
  • Peter SpirkStudent
  • Christopher WileyStudent
  • Lucas KowalewskiStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey