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Diet and temperature effects on growth of pallid and shovelnose sturgeon


June 2012 - September 2014


The goal of this study is to assess latitudinal variation in growth rates of pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon and determine how those rates are affected by diet and temperature. This study consists of multiple objectives that will provide information that can be used by managers to aid conservation and restoration of pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon as well as serve as an indicator of the effects of climate change on two federally protected riverine fish species.

Research Products and Activities


  • DeVries, R., and H. Schramm. 2014. Similarities and differences in 13C and 15N stable isotope ratios in two non-lethal tissue types from shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus. Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Charleston, South Carolina.

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

  • Cooperative Research Units


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey