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Spawning of Pallid Sturgeon and Shovelnose Sturgeon in an Artificial Stream

Artificial Stream, Bozeman Fish Technology Center, Montana


May 2011 - July 2014


This project has two objectives: 1) describe the behavioral characteristics of pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon during spawning, and 2) determine the influence of flow, temperature, and substrate on pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon spawning behavior and success. The results from this project will be useful in determining the duration of spawning and how natural resource agencies can manage regulated rivers to benefit sturgeon recruitment.


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



  • Christopher GuyCo-Principal Investigator
  • Kevin KappenmanCo-Principal Investigator
  • Michael SteinStudent
  • Luke HolmquistStaff

Funding Agencies



Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey