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Dr. Clay Pierce

Technical Publications

  • Reeves, R. A., and C. L. Pierce. 2013. Amphibian assemblage and population health as an indicator of ecosystem health in various wetland types of the Des Moines Lobe in Iowa. Annual Progress Report to the U.S. Geological Survey. 24 pages.
  • Pierce, C. L. 2012. Fish assemblage relationships with physical characteristics and presence of dams in three eastern Iowa rivers. Final Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 83 pages.
  • Sindt, A. R., M. C. Quist, and C. L. Pierce. 2011. Fish species of greatest conservation need in wadeable Iowa streams: status, habitat associations, and effectiveness of species distribution models. Final Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 118 pages.
  • Bakevich, B. D., M. C. Quist, and C. L. Pierce. 2010. Distribution, abundance, and habitat associations of Topeka shiner in west-central Iowa. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 15 pages.
  • Sindt, A. R., M. C. Quist, and C. L. Pierce. 2010. Iowa stream fish species of greatest conservation need: using IAGAP and REMAP products to refine prioritization and guide assessment. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 11 pages.
  • Colvin, M. E., E. D. Katzenmeyer, T. W. Stewart, and C. L. Pierce. 2010. The Clear Lake Ecosystem Simulation Model (CLESM) Project. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 160 pages.
  • Sindt, A. R., M. C. Quist, and C. L. Pierce. 2009. Iowa stream fish species of greatest conservation need: using IAGAP and REMAP products to refine prioritization and guide assessment. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 29 pages.
  • Colvin, M. E., E. D. Katzenmeyer, T. W. Stewart, and C. L. Pierce. 2009. The Clear Lake Ecosystem Simulation Model (CLESM) Project. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 142 pages.
  • Colvin, M. E., E. D. Katzenmeyer, T. W. Stewart, and C. L. Pierce. 2008. The Clear Lake Ecosystem Simulation Model (CLESM) Project. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 110 pages.
  • Frohnauer, N., C. Pierce, and L. Kallemeyn. 2007. USGS researchers help conserve unique muskellunge strain in Voyageurs National Park. USGS Fisheries and Aquatics Bulletin 6(2):3-4.
  • Penne, C. R. and C. L. Pierce. 2007. Radio Telemetry Study of Common Carp in Clear Lake, Iowa, To Guide Future Management. Final Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, U.S. Geological Survey, and Iowa State University. 132 pages.
  • Rowe, D. C., and C. L. Pierce. 2007. Relationships of Fish Assemblages, In-Stream Physical Habitat, and Landscape Characteristics of Wadeable Iowa Streams. Final Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 136 pages.
  • Litvan, M. E., C. L. Pierce, and T. W. Stewart. 2006. Evaluation of fish passage and fish and macroinvertebrate communities in southwest Iowa streams modified by grade control structures. Final Report for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Hungry Canyons Alliance. 181 pages.
  • Litvan, M. E., C. L. Pierce, and T. W. Stewart. 2006. An Evaluation of Effects of Grade Control Structures on Fish Movement and Fish Communities in Turkey Creek, Cass County, IA and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Walnut Creek, Montgomery County, IA. Annual Progress Report for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Hungry Canyons Alliance. 55 pages.
  • Rowe, D. C., and C. L. Pierce. 2006. Evaluations of Physical Habitat, Stressor, and Biological Response Indicators for Wadeable Streams in Iowa?s Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 47 pages.
  • Penne, C. R. and C. L. Pierce. 2006. Habitat Use, Seasonal Distribution, and Aggregation of Common Carp in Clear Lake, Iowa. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, U.S. Geological Survey, and Iowa State University. 27 pages.
  • Brown, P. D., R. L. McNeely, C. L. Pierce, and K. L. Kane. 2005. The Iowa Rivers Information System (IRIS). Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Loan-Wilsey, A. K., R. L. McNeely, P. D. Brown, K. L. Kane, and C. L. Pierce. 2005. Iowa Stream Fish Atlas. Prepared for the U.S. Geological Survey, Gap Analysis Program and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Loan-Wilsey, A. K., C. L. Pierce, K. L. Kane, P. D. Brown and R. L. McNeely. 2005. The Iowa Aquatic Gap Analysis Project. Final Report. Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Iowa State University, Ames.
  • Penne, C. R. and C. L. Pierce. 2005. Habitat Use, Seasonal Distribution, and Tendency to Aggregate of Common Carp in Clear Lake, Iowa. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Bureau, U.S. Geological Survey, and Iowa State University.
  • Rowe, D. C., and C. L. Pierce. 2005. Evaluations of Physical Habitat, Stressor, and Biological Response Indicators for Wadeable Streams in Iowa's Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Rowe, D. C., and C. L. Pierce. 2005. Evaluations of Physical Habitat, Stressor, and Biological Response Indicators for Wadeable Streams in Iowa?s Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program. Annual Progress Report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
  • Litvan, M. E., C. L. Pierce, and T. W. Stewart. 2005. An Evaluation of Effects of Grade Control Structures on Fish Movement and Fish Communities in Turkey Creek, Cass County, IA and Macroinvertebrate Communities in Walnut Creek, Montgomery County, IA. Progress Report for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Hungry Canyons Alliance. 24 pages.
  • Loan-Wilsey, Anna, R. L. McNeely, P. D. Brown, K. L. Kane and C. L. Pierce. 2004. A comprehensive biological inventory database for the Iowa Aquatic Gap Analysis Project. Gap Analysis Bulletin No.12:2-3. USGS/BRD/Gap Analysis Program, Moscow, Idaho.
  • Pierce, C. L., K. L. Kane and G. T. Gelwicks. 2003. The Iowa Rivers Information System (IRIS): Progress Report 2003. Progress Report for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 10 pages.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 9

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 42

Presentations: 47

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  2. Iowa State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute