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Winter Habitat use of fishes in the Ohio River


August 2001 - December 2005


The Ohio River supports important interjurisdictional recreational fisheries. An understanding of fish habitat use during winter is important to the management of these fisheries, and this study examined habitat use associated with tributaries, islands, and main channel habitats. This study documented winter habitat use of Ohio River fishes, providing useful information for planning and management for natural resource agencies.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 238

Phd Students: 144

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 239

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 673

Scientific Publications: 1905

Presentations: 4236



Funding Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey