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Density of Pallid Sturgeon and Food Web Dynamics in the Missouri River


January 2013 - December 2017


Our goal is to provide inferences regarding pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus carrying
capacity, using two complementary methods (vital rates and production), in the Missouri River and Yellowstone
River (i.e., RPMA 2). This information will be useful in guiding an adaptive conservation propagation program.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186



Funding Agencies

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey