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Effects of hydrokinetic power generation on the movements and habitat use of pallid and shovelnose sturgeon


October 2011 - September 2014


The objective of this research will be to determine habitat use and movement patterns of pallid sturgeon at proposed sites of hydrokinetic turbines and reference sites in the Atchafalaya and lower Mississippi rivers. This information will be useful for forecasting the effects of hydrokinetic energy development and will provide essential baseline information for evaluating the effects of hydrokinetic development.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 63



  • Harold SchrammPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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