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Dr. Martha Mather

Research Publications

  • Fencl, J., M. Mather, J. Smith, and S. Hitchman. 2017. The blind men and the elephant examine biodiversity at low-head dams: are we all dealing with the same dam reality? Ecosphere 8 (1): 1-17; DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1973; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1973/full
  • Hitchman, S.M, M. E. Mather, J. Smith, and J. Fencl. 2017. Identifying keystone habitats with a mosaic approach can improve biodiversity conservation in disturbed ecosystems. Global Change Biology 2017;1–14. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13846;
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13846/epdf
  • Hitchman, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, J. S. Fencl. 2017. Habitat mosaics and path analysis can improve biological conservation of aquatic biodiversity in ecosystems with low-head dams. Science of the Total Environment 619–620: 221–231 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.272; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971732990X
  • Vanni, M.J., …. M.E. Mather, et al. 2017. A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. Ecology, 98(5), 2017, pp. 1475.
  • Gerber, K. M., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith. 2017. A suite of standard post-tagging evaluation metrics can help assess tag retention for field-based fish telemetry research. Reviews in Fisheries and Fish Biology 27 (3): 651–664; DOI: 10.1007/s11160-017-9484-z; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11160-017-9484-z


  • Kennedy, C. G., M. E, Mather, and J. M. Smith. 2017. Quantifying integrated, spatially-explicit, ecologically-relevant, physical heterogeneity within an estuarine seascape. Estuaries and Coasts, 40(5): 1385-1397; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-016-0207-9; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-016-0207-9 Abstract | 
  • Waldman, J., K. Wilson, M. E. Mather, N. P. Snyder. 2016. Can resilience theory help guide restoration of anadromous fishes? Fisheries 41(3): 116-126.
  • McMullin, S. L., V. DiCenzo, R. Essig, C. Bonds, R. DeBruyne, M. Kaemingk, M. Mather, Chris Myrick, Q. Phelps, T. Sutton, J. Triplett, 2016. Are we preparing the next generation of fisheries professionals to succeed in their careers? Fisheries 41(8): 448-461.

    Abstract | 
  • Kennedy, C. G., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, J. T. Finn, L. A. Deegan. 2015. Discontinuities concentrate mobile predators: Quantifying organism-environment interactions at a seascape scale. Ecosphere 7(2):e01226. 10.1002/ecs2.1226. Abstract | 
  • Fencl, J. S., M. E. Mather, K. Costigan, and M. D, Daniels. 2015. How Big of an Effect Do Small Dams Have?; Using Geomorphological Footprints to Quantify Spatial Impact of Low-Head Dams and Identify Patterns of Across-Dam Variation PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141210 Abstract | 
  • Mather, ME, Gerber, KM, Peterson, Z. Assessing distribution and movement of Blue Catfish in Kansas reservoirs. Final Report Abstract | 
  • Caldas, M.M, M. Sanderson, M. Mather, M. Daniels, J. Bergtold, J. Aistrup, J.H. Stamm, D. Haukos, K. Mankin, A. Sheshukov, and D. Carr-Lopez. 2015. Bringing culture into sustainability science research and policy. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 112:8157-8159.
  • Smith, J.M. , Wells, SM, Mather, ME, Muth, RM. 2014. Fish biodiversity sampling in stream ecosystems: a process for evaluating the appropriate types and amount of gear. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24, 338–350. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2420/epdf

  • Adam E. Rosenblatt1,*, Michael R. Heithaus2, Martha E. Mather3, Philip Matich1, James C. Nifong4, William J. Ripple5, Brian R. Silliman6. 2013. Coastal top predators and long-term ecological research. Oceanography 26(3):156–167




  • Mather, M. E., J. T. Finn, C. G. Kennedy, L. A. Deegan, and J. M. Smith. What happens in an estuary does not stay there: patterns of biotic teleconnectivity resulting from long term ecological research. Oceanography 26(3):168–179
  • Smith, J. M and M. E. Mather. Beaver dams maintain native fish biodiversity via altered habitat heterogeneity in a coastal stream network. Freshwater Biology 58: 1523-1538.
  • Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, and J. M. Dettmers. 2012. Now That You Have Great Results, Where Should You Submit Your Manuscript? In Scientific Communication for Natural Resources Professionals. Editors C. Jennings,T. Lauer, B. Vondracek. PAGES 121-133. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Mather, M.E., H. J. Frank. J. M. Smith, R. D. Cormier, R. M. Muth, and J. T. Finn. 2012. Assessing freshwater habitat of adult anadromous alewives at multiple scales: a common challenge for fish and watershed restoration. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 4: 188-200
  • Ferry, K. H., and M. E. Mather. 2012. Spatial and temporal diet patterns of young adult and subadult striped bass feeding in Massachusetts estuaries: trends across scales. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4:30–45
  • Marschall, E.A., M.E. Mather, D.L. Parrish, G. Allison, and J. McMenemy. Migration delays caused by anthropogenic barriers: modeling dams, temperature, and success of migrating salmon smolts. Ecological Applications 21: 3014-3031
  • Smith, J. S., and M. E. Mather. 2011. Using assemblage data in ecological indicators: a comparison and evaluation of commonly available statistical tools. Ecological Indicators 13: 253-262
  • Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn. 2011. Role of Origin and Release Location in Pre-spawning Movements of Anadromous Alewives. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18:12–24.
  • Mather, M. E, J. T. Finn, S. M. Pautzke, D. Fox, T. Savoy, H. M. Brundage III, L. A. Deegan, R. M. Muth. 2010. Destinations, routes, and timing of adult striped bass on their southward fall migration: implications for coastal movements. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 2326–2337.
  • Pautzke, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. T. Finn, L. A. Deegan, R. M. Muth. 2010. Seasonal use of a New England estuary by foraging contingents of migratory striped bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 257–269
  • Hewitt, D, A., J. S. Link, D. H. Wahl, S. J. Cooke, and M. E. Mather 2009. Maintaining the Competitiveness of the American Fisheries Society Journals: An Assessment Based on Influence and Cost-Effectiveness. Fisheries 34:598-606
  • Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, R. M. Muth, S. M. Pautzke, J. M. Smith, J. T. Finn, 2009. The Adopt-a-Herring Program as a Fisheries Conservation Tool. Fisheries 34(10):496-507
  • Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn, S. D. McCormick. 2009. What is ‘fallback"?: metrics needed to assess telemetry tag effects on anadromous fish behavior. Hydrobiologia 35:237-249.
  • Mather, M. E, J. T. Finn, K. H. Ferry, L. A. Deegan, G. A. Nelson.. 2009. Use of non-natal estuaries by migratory striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in summer. Fishery Bulletin 107(3): 329-337
  • Smith, J. S., M. E. Mather, H. J. Frank, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn, S. D. McCormick. 2009. Evaluation of a gastric radio tag insertion technique for anadromous alewives. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:367–377.
  • Carey, M. P. and M. E. Mather. 2009. Identifying across-system sources of variation in a generalist freshwater fish: correlates of total and size-specific abundance of yellow perch. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2009: 18: 145–155
  • Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, and J. M. Dettmers. 2009. The extensive and complex landscape of fish-related journals authors’ response. Fisheries 34:144-145.
  • Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, J. M. Dettmers. 2008. Mapping the changing landscape of fish-related journals: setting a course for successful communication of scientific information. Fisheries 33(9): 444-453.
  • Carey, M. P., and M. E. Mather. 2008. Tracking Change In A Human Dominated Landscape: Developing Conservation Guidelines Using Freshwater Fish Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18: 877-890
  • Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish. C. A. Campbell, J. R. McMenemy, and J. M. Smith. 2008. Summer temperature variation and implications for juvenile Atlantic salmon. Hydrobiologia 603:183-196
  • Muth, R. M, R. R. Zwick, M. E. Mather, J. F. Organ, J. J. Daigle, S. A. Jonker. 2006. Unnecessary source of pain and suffering or necessary management tool: examining the attitudes of conservation professionals toward outlawing the leghold trap. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:706-715
  • Odell, J., M. E. Mather, and R. M. Muth. 2005. Biosocial Approach for Analyzing Environmental Conflicts: A Case Study of Horseshoe Crab Allocation. Bioscience 55 (9): 735-748(14)
  • Walter, J. F., A. S. Overton, K. H. Ferry, M. E. Mather. 2002. Atlantic coast feeding habitats of striped bass: a synthesis of data supporting a comprehensive coastwide understanding of trophic biology. Fisheries Management and Ecology 10:-1-13
  • Muth, R. M., R. R. Zwick, M. E. Mather, J. F. Organ. 2002. Passing the torch of fisheries and wildlife management: comparing the attitudes and values of younger and older conservation professionals. Transactions of the 67th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, p 178-193. Wildlife Management Institute, Washington. DC
  • Nitschke, P., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2002. The role of anthropogenic disturbance, density, habitat, and abiotic factors on recruitment of a temperate reef fish, cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus), in Cape Cod Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226:165-178
  • Yako, L. A., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2002. Mechanisms for migration of anadromous herring; providing an ecological basis for an effective conservation plan. Ecological Applications 12:521-534
  • Kosa, J. T., and M. E. Mather. 2001 Processes contributing to variability in regional patterns of juvenile river herring abundance across small coastal systems. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130: 600-619
  • Nitschke, P., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2001. Length-, weight-, and age-fecundity relationships for cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus). North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:86-95
  • Whalen, K. G., D. L. Parrish, M. E. Mather, and J. McMenemy. 2000. Cross-tributary analysis of parr to smolt recruitment of Atlantic salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:1607-1616
  • Yako, L. A., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2000. Assessing the contribution of anadromous herring to largemouth bass growth. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society: 150: 2-17
  • Whalen, K. G., D. L. Parrish, and M. E. Mather. 1999. Effect of ice formation on selection of habitats and winter distribution of post young-of-year Atlantic salmon parr. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:87-96.
  • Mather, M. E. 1998. The role of context specific predation in understanding patterns exhibited by anadromous salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55: 232-246.
  • Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, C. L. Folt, and D. M. DeGraaf. 1998. Integrating across scales: effectively applying science for the successful conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:1-8.
  • Muth, R. M., D. A. Hamilton, J. F. Organ, D. J. Witter, M. E. Mather, and J. J. Daigle. 1998. The future of wildlife and fisheries policy: assessing the attitudes and values of wildlife and fisheries professionals. Transactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.
  • Wilzbach, M. A., M. E. Mather, C. L. Folt, A. Moore, R. J Naiman, A. F. Youngson, and J. McMenemy. 1998. Proactive responses to human impacts that balance development and Atlantic salmon conservation (Salmo salar): an integrative model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:288-302.
  • Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, R. A. Stein, and R. M. Muth. 1995. Management issues and their relative priorities within state fisheries agencies. Fisheries 20:14-21.
  • Mather, M. E., M. J. Vanni, T. E. Wissing, S. A. Davis, and M. H. Schaus. 1995. Regeneration of nitrogen and phosphorus by bluegill and gizzard shad: effect of feeding history. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 2327-2338.
  • Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and R. A. Stein. 1995. Problem-solving research for management: a perspective. Fisheries 20:6-13.
  • Mather, M. E., and R. A. Stein. 1993. Direct and indirect effects of fish predation on the replacement of a native crayfish by an invading congenor. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 1279-1288.
  • Mather, M. E., and R. A. Stein. 1993. Using growth-mortality tradeoffs to explore a crayfish species replacement in stream riffles and pools. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 88-96.
  • Mather, M. E., and D. W. Wahl. 1989. Comparative mortality of three esocids to stocking stressors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 214-217.
  • Mather, M. E., R. A. Stein, and R. F. Carline. 1986. An experimental assessment of mortality and hyperglycemia in tiger muskellunge. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 115:762-770
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 219

 

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Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Manhattan, KS 66506-3501 Phone: (785) 532 - 6070 Fax: (785) 532 - 7159 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Dave Haukos
David Haukos

Originally from Minnesota, I completed my degrees at South Dakota State University and Texas Tech University. From 1991 - 2011 I was the Regional Migratory Gamebird Specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and adjunct professor at Texas Tech University.

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Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
  2. Kansas State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute