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Anthropogenic Habitat Change Effects on Fish Assemblages of the Middle and Lower Yellowstone River: Phase II

Picking minifyke net, lower Yellowstone River, Montana


June 2009 - December 2013


Although the Yellowstone River remains the largest undammed river in the continental United States, it is nonetheless exposed to a number of anthropogenic stressors including bank stabilization, diversion dams, water withdrawals, and altered hydrographs, thermographs, and sediment regimes from dammed tributaries. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of bank stabilization on the river morphology, fish habitats, and the fish assemblage within the transition and warmwater fish zones of the Yellowstone River.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



Funding Agencies

  • Corps of Engineers


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey