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Dr. Craig Paukert

Research Publications

  • Whitney, J., J. Whittier, C. Paukert, J. Olden, and A. Strecker. Submitted. The influence of fish traits on forcasted range shifts of arid-land fishes in response to climate change. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.
  • Myers, B.E., Lynch, A.J., Bunnell, D.B., Chu, C., Falke, J.A., Kovach, R.P., Krabbenhoft, T.J., Kwak, T.J., and C.P. Paukert. 2017. Global synthesis of the projected and documented effects of climate change on inland fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 27:339–361.DOI 10.1007/s11160-017-9476-z
  • Lynch, A.J., R.G. Asch, W.W.L. Cheung, C.P. Paukert, R.R. Rykaczewski, W.H.H. Sauer. 2017. Impacts of climate change on marine and inland fishes and fisheries: looking back and moving forward. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. IP-085562.
  • Paukert, C. P., and 11 coauthors. Designing a global assessment of climate change on inland fish and fisheries: knowns and needs. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.
  • Daniel, W., N. Sievert, D. Infante, J. Whittier, J. Stewart, C. Paukert, and K. Herreman. 2017. A decision support mapper for conserving stream fish habitats of the Northeast Climate Science Center region. Final Report to the US Geological Survey, Northeast Climate Science Center, Amherst, MA.
  • Anderson, K., D. Chapman, T. Wynne, and C. Paukert. 2017. Assessment of phytoplankton resources suitable for bigheaded carps in Lake Michigan derived from remote sensing and bioenergetics. Journal of Great Lakes Research.
  • Wagner, T. J.B. Whittier, J.T. DeWeber, S.R. Midway, and C.P. Paukert. 2017. Annual changes in seasonal river water temperatures in the eastern and western United States. Water 9(2), 90; doi:10.3390/w9020090
  • Whitney, J., J. Whittier, and C. Paukert. 2017. Environmental niche models for native and nonnative fishes in an arid-land riverscape and their similarity according to phylogeny and functionality. Ecosphere DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1658.
  • Midway, S.R., T. Wagner, J.D. Zydlewski, B.J. Irwin, and C.P. Paukert. 2016. Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century. Fisheries 41:537-546. Download  | 
  • Bouska, K., G. Lindner, C. Paukert, and R. Jacobson. 2016. Stakeholder-led science: engaging resource managers to identify science needs for long-term management of floodplain conservation lands. Ecology and Society 21(3):12
  • Breeggemann, J.J., M. A. Kaemingk, T. J. DeBates, C. P. Paukert, J. R. Krause, A. P. Letvin, T. M. Stevens, D. W. Willis, and S. R. Chipps. 2016. Potential direct and indirect effects of climate change on a shallow natural lake fish assemblage. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 25:487-499.
  • Lynch, A. J., and 10 coauthors. 2016. Climate change effects on North American inland fish populations, assemblages, and aquatic communities. Fisheries 346-361.
  • J. Whitney, R. Al-Chokhachy, D. Bunnell, C. Caldwell, S. Cooke, E. Eliason, M.Rogers, A. J. Lynch, C. Paukert. 2016. Physiological basis of climate change impacts
    on North American inland fish. Fisheries. 41(7): 332-345.
  • Whitney, J. E., and 8 coauthors. 2016. Mechanistic basis of climate change impacts on the physiology of North American inland fishes. Fisheries 41:332-345.
  • Paukert, C. P., and 8 coauthors. 2016. Adapting fisheries management to a changing climate. Fisheries 41:374-384.
  • Hunt, L. and and 8 coauthors. 2016. Identifying multiple pathways for climate change to impact inland recreational fishers. Fisheries 41:362-373.
  • Kaemingk, M.A., J. C. Jolley, C. P. Paukert, D. W. Willis, R. S. Holland, G. A. Wanner, and M. Lindvall. 2016. Common carp disrupt ecosystem structure and function through middle-out effects. Marine and Freshwater Research.
  • Sievert, N., C. Paukert, Y. Psang, and D. Infante. 2016. Development and Assessment of an Index to Determine Stream Fish Vulnerability to Climate Change and Habitat Degradation. Ecological Indicators.
  • Klymus, K., C. Richter, D. Chapman, and C. Paukert. A reply to Iversen et al.’s comment Monitoring of animal abundance by environmental DNA - an increasingly obscure perspective. Biological Conservation.
  • Spurgeon, J., C. Paukert, B. Healy, M. Trammell, D. Speas, and E. Omana-Smith. 2015. Translocation of Humpback Chub into tributary streams of the Colorado River: implications for conservation of large-river fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:502-514.
  • Klymus, K., C. A. Richter, D. Chapman, and C. Paukert. 2015. Quantification of eDNA shedding rates from invasive bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. Biological Conservation 183:77-84.
  • Anderson, K., D. Chapman, T. Wynne, K. Masagounder, and C. Paukert. Algal blooms in Lake Erie and implications for bigheaded carp invasion. Journal of Great Lakes Research
  • Anderson, K., D. Chapman, T. Wynne, and C. Paukert. Algal blooms in Lake Erie and implications for bigheaded carp invasion. Journal of Great Lakes Research
  • Dembowski, D., L. Pierce, and C. Paukert. 2014. Perspective of the Student Subsection and Education Section on the use of aquaponics in the classroom. Fisheries 39(11):530.
  • Westhoff, J., and C. Paukert. Climate change simulations predict altered biotic response in a thermally heterogeneous stream system. PLoS One.
  • Westhoff, J., C. Paukert, et. al. 2014. Behavioral thermoregulation and bioenergetics of riverine smallmouth bass associated with ambient cold-period thermal refuge. Ecology of Freshwater Fish DOI: 10.1111/eff.12192.
  • Spurgeon, J., C. Paukert, D. Whiting, B. Healy, and C. Kelley. 2014. Can translocated native fishes retain their trophic niche when confronted with a resident invasive? Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Pease, A., and C. Paukert. 2014. Potential impacts of climate change on growth and prey consumption of stream-dwelling smallmouth bass in the central United States. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23:336-346.
  • Fischer, J., C. Paukert, and M. Daniels. 2014. Influence of Riparian and Watershed Alterations on Sandbars in a Great Plains River. River Research and Applications DOI: 10.1002/rra.2811. Abstract | 
  • Whiting, D. P., C. P. Paukert, B. D. Healy, and J. J. Spurgeon. 2014. Prey availability and food web dynamics of nonnative trout in a Colorado River tributary, Grand Canyon. Freshwater Science 33:872-884.
  • Paukert, C. 2014. Paddlefish. Pages 105-106 in Fishes of Kansas, 3rd edition. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence.
  • Gerken, J., and C. Paukert. 2013. Fish Community and Habitat Factors Associated with the Distribution of Topeka Shiner (Notropis topeka) in Kansas Streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:503-516.
  • Staudt, A., A. K. Leidner, J. Howard, K. A. Brauman, J. Dukes, L. Hansen, C. Paukert, J. Sabo, L. A. Solórzano. Adding Fuel to the Fire: Interactions of Climate Change with Other Environmental Stressors. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(9): 494-501.
  • Harris, J., C. Paukert, S. Bush, M. Allen, and M. Siepker. Movement, habitat selection, and home range of Largemouth Bass in Table Rock Lake, Missouri. Science Note, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Staudt, A., A. Leidner, J. Howard, K. Brauman, J. Dukes, L. Hansen, C. Paukert, J. Sabo, L. Solorzano. 2012. Climate change effects on already stressed biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services. Pages 5-1 to 5-32 in: S. Carter, F. S. Chapin III, N. Grimm, P. Kareiva, M. Ruckelshaus, M. Staudinger, A. Staudt, B. Stein, editors. Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services: Technical Input to the National Climate Assessment. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
  • Cooke, S., C. Paukert, and Z. Hogan. 2012 Endangered river fish: Factors hindering conservation and restoration. Endangered Species Research 17:179-191.
  • Schloesser, J. T., C. P. Paukert, W. J. Doyle, T. D. Hill, K. D. Steffensen, and V. H. Travnichek. 2012. Heterogeneous detection probabilities for imperiled Missouri River fishes: implications for large river monitoring programs. Endangered Species Research 16:211-224.
  • Jeffress, M.R., C.P. Paukert, B. K. Sandercock, and P. Gipson. 2011. Factors affecting the detectability of river otters during sign surveys. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:144-150.
  • Jeffress, M., R., C. P. Paukert, J. B. Whittier, B. K. Sandercock, and P. S. Gipson. 2011.
    Scale-dependent factors affecting North American river otter distribution in the Midwest.
    American Midland Naturalist 166:177-193.
  • Paukert, C. P., K. L. Pitts, J. B. Whittier, and J. D. Olden. 2011. Development and assessment of a landscape-level ecological threat index of the Lower Colorado River Basin. Ecological Indicators 11:304-310.
  • Bouska, W. W., T. Keane, and C. P. Paukert. 2010. The effects of road crossing design on geomorphology and classification of prairie streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25:499-506.
  • Eitzmann, J. L., and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Urbanization in a Great Plains river: effects of fishes and food webs. River Research and Applications 26:948-959.
  • Isermann, D. and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Regulating Harvest. Pages 185-212 In: W. A. Hubert and M. C. Quist, editors. Inland Fisheries Management in North America, third edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Paukert, C. P and D. Galat. 2010. Large warmwater rivers. Pages 699-730 In: W. A. Hubert and M. C. Quist, editors. Inland Fisheries Management in North America, third edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Pool, T. K., J. D. Olden, J. B. Whittier, and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Environmental drivers of fish functional diversity and composition in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:1791-1807.
  • White, K., *J. Gerken, C. Paukert, and *A. Makinster. 2010. Fish community structure in natural and engineered habitats in the Kansas River. River Research and Applications 26:797-805.
  • Bouska, W. W., and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Effects of visible implant elastomer mark color on the predation of red shiners by largemouth bass. Fisheries Management and Ecology 17:294-296.
  • Eitzmann, J. L., and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Longitudinal differences in habitat complexity and fish assemblage structure of a Great Plains River. American Midland Naturalist 163:14-32
  • Bouska, W. W., and C. P. Paukert. 2010. Road crossing designs and their impact on fish assemblages of Great Plains streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:214-222.
  • *Gerken, J., and C. Paukert. 2009. Threats to paddlefish habitats. Pages 173-184 In C. P. Paukert and G. Scholten, editors. Paddlefish management, propagation, and conservation in the 21st century: building from 20 years of research and management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Hansen, K. A., and C. P. Paukert. 2009. Current management of paddlefish sport fishes. Pages 277-290 In: C. P. Paukert and G. Scholten, editors. Paddlefish Management, Propagation, and Conservation in the 21st Century: Building from 20 years of Research and Management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Paukert, C. P., and G. Scholten, editors. 2009. Paddlefish Management, Propagation, and Conservation in the 21st Century: Building from 20 years of Research and Management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Pullen, R. R., *W. W, Bouska, S. Campbell, and C. P. Paukert. 2009. Intestinal helminths of Cyprinella lutrensis in Deep Creek, Kansas; prevalence and spatial distribution estimates for Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (the Asian fish tapeworm) and Rhabdochona Canadensis. Journal of Parasitology 95(5): 1224-1226.
  • Peterson, J. T. and C. Paukert. 2009. Data conversion, Chapter 12 in Standard Sampling Methods for North American Freshwater Fishes. S. Bonar, D. Willis and W. Hubert, editors.
  • Paukert, C. P., and A. S. Makinster. 2009. Longitudinal patterns in flathead catfish relative abundance and length at age within a large river: effects of an urban gradient. River Research and Applications 25:861-873.
  • Quinn, S. P., and C. P. Paukert. 2009. Recreational and commercial fisheries for centrarchids. In: S. J. Cooke and D. P. Phillip, editors. Ecological Diversity of Centrarchid Fishes: Basic and Applied Perspectives. Blackwell Science.
  • Fischer, J. R., and C. P. Paukert. 2009. Spatial scale of stream fish assemblage and abundance estimates: effects of sampling effort, community structure, and habitat heterogeneity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66:277-290.
  • Davis, N, and C. P. Paukert. 2008. Impact of gravel bar scalping on Neosho madtom populations from the Lower Neosho River, Kansas. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23:501-511.
  • Paukert, C. P., J. Schloesser, J. Eitzmann, J. Fischer, K. Pitts, and D. Thornbrugh. 2008. Effect of Instream Sand Dredging on Fish Communities in the Kansas River USA: Current and Historical Perspectives. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23:623-633.
  • Brinkley, P., Fischer, J. R., and C. P. Paukert. 2008. Effects of fixative on total length of small bodies stream fishes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23:471-473.
  • Doyle, W., C. P. Paukert, A. Starostka, and T. D. Hill. 2008. A comparison of four sampling gears used to collect shovelnose sturgeon in the Lower Missouri River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 24:637-642.
  • Fischer, J. R., and C. P. Paukert. 2008. Habitat relationships with fish assemblages in least disturbed Great Plains regions. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, doi: 10. 1111/j. 1600-0633. 2008. 00311. x.
  • Fischer, J. R., and C. P. Paukert. 2008. Historical and current environmental influences of an endemic Great Plains fish. American Midland Naturalist 159:364-377.
  • Makinster, A. S., and C. P. Paukert. 2008. Effects and utility of minimum length limits and mortality caps for flathead catfish in discrete reaches of a large prairie river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:97-108.
  • Petersen, J. H., D. L. DeAngelis, and C. P. Paukert. 2008. Developing bioenergetics and life history models for rare and endangered species. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
  • Eitzmann, J. L., A. S. Makinster, and C. P. Paukert. 2007. Distribution and growth of blue suckers in a Great Plains, USA river. Fisheries Management and Ecology 14:255-262.
  • Paukert, C. P., and J. H. Petersen. 2007. Simulated effects of temperature warming on rainbow trout and humpback chub in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon. Southwestern Naturalist 52:234-242.
  • Paukert, C. P., M. McInerny, and R. Schultz. 2007. Current and historical black bass regulations in North America. Fisheries (Bethesda): 32(2):62-72.
  • Franssen, N. R., K. B. Gido, C. S. Guy, J. A. Tripe, S. J. Schrank, T. R. Strakosh, K. N. Bertrand, C. M. Franssen, K. L. Pitts, and C. P. Paukert. 2006. Effects of floods and intermittence on fish assemblages in a prairie stream. Freshwater Biology 51:2072-2086
  • Whittier, J. B., C. P. Paukert, and K. Gido. 2006. Development of an Aquatic GAP for the Lower Colorado River Basin. Maxwell et al., editors. Gap Analysis Bulletin No. 14 USGS/BRD/Gap Analysis Program. Moscow, Idaho.
  • Paukert, C. P., L. G. Coggins, and C. F. Flaccus. 2006. Distribution and movement of humpback chub in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, based on recaptures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:539-544.
  • Paukert, C. P., D. L. Ward, P. J. Sponholtz, and K. D. Hilwig. 2005. Effects of repeated hoopnetting and handling on bonytail chub. Journal of Freshwater Ecology20:649-653.
  • Phelps, Q. E., M. J. Ward, C. P. Paukert, S. R. Chipps, and D. W. Willis. 2005. Biotic and abiotic correlates with black bullhead population characteristics in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 20:295-302.
  • Petersen, J. H., and C. P. Paukert. 2005. Development of a bioenergetics model for humpback chub and evaluation of water temperature changes in Grand Canyon, Colorado River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:960-974.
  • Paukert, C. P. 2004. Comparison of electrofishing and trammel netting variability for sampling native fishes in Grand Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona. Journal of Fish Biology 65: 1643-1652.
  • Paukert, C.P. and J.M. Long. 2004. Geographic information systems applications in reservoir fisheries. Pages 85-111 in W.L. Fisher and F.J. Rahel, editors. Geographic information systems in fisheries. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Paukert, C. P., D. W. Willis, and M. A. Bouchard. 2004. Movement, home range, and site fidelity of bluegills in a Great Plains lake. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:154-161.
  • Paukert, C. P., and D. W. Willis. 2004. Environmental influences on largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides populations in shallow Nebraska lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 11: 1-8.
  • Paukert, C. P., and J. M. Long. 2004. GIS applications in reservoir fisheries. Pages 85-112 in W. L. Fisher and F. J. Rahel, editors. Geographic information systems in fisheries. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Paukert, C. P., and D. W. Willis. 2003. Aquatic invertebrate assemblages in shallow prairie lakes: fish and environmental influences. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:523-536.
  • Paukert, C. P. 2003. Black bass: ecology, conservation, and management. The Quarterly Review of Biology 78:492.
  • Paukert, C. P., and R. S. Rogers. 2004. Factors affecting condition of flannelmouth sucker in the Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:648-653.
  • DeBates, T. J., C. P. Paukert, and D. W. Willis. 2003. Fish community responses to the establishment of a piscivore, northern pike Esox lucius, in a Nebraska Sandhill lake. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:353-359.
  • Olson, N. W., C. P. Paukert, D. W. Willis, and J. A. Klammer. 2003. Prey selection and diets of bluegills Lepomis macrochirus with differing population characteristics in two Nebraska natural lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 10:31-40.
  • Paukert, C. P., W. Stancill, T. J. DeBates, and D. W. Willis. 2003. Predatory effects of northern pike and largemouth bass: bioenergetic modeling and 10 years of fish community sampling. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:13-24.
  • Roush, K. D., C. P. Paukert, and W. Stancill. 2003. Distribution and movement of juvenile paddlefish in a mainstem Missouri River reservoir. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:79-88.
  • Paukert, C. P., and D. W. Willis. 2003. Population characteristics and ecological role of northern pike in shallow Nebraska natural lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:313-322.
  • Paukert, C. P., and D. W. Willis. 2002. Seasonal and diel habitat selection of bluegills in a shallow natural lake. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:1131-1139.
  • Paukert, C. P., D. W. Willis, and D. W. Gabelhouse, Jr. 2002. Effect and acceptance of bluegill length limits in Nebraska natural lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1306-1313.
  • Paukert, C. P., D. W. Willis, and R. S. Holland. 2002. Sample size requirements for in situ vegetation sampling in shallow Nebraska natural lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1329-1333.
  • Paukert, C. P., and T. A. Wittig. 2002. Applications of multivariate statistical methods in fisheries. Fisheries (Bethesda) 27(9):16-22.
  • Stancill, W., G. R. Jordan, and C. P. Paukert. 2002. Seasonal migration patterns and site fidelity of adult paddlefish in Lake Francis Case, Missouri River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:815-824.
  • Willis, D. W., C. P. Paukert, and B. G. Blackwell. 2002. Biology of white bass in eastern South Dakota glacial lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:627-636.
  • Paukert, C. P., D. W. Willis, and J. A. Klammer. 2002. Effects of predation and environment on quality of yellow perch and bluegill populations in Nebraska sandhill lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:86-95.
  • Paukert, C. P., P. J. Chvala, B. L. Heikes, and M. L. Brown. 2001. Effects of implanted transmitter size and surgery on survival, growth, and wound healing of bluegill. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:975-980.
  • Paukert, C. P., and D. W. Willis. 2001. Comparison of exploited and unexploited yellow perch populations in Nebraska sandhill lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 8:533-542.
  • Paukert, C. P., and W. L. Fisher. 2001. Characteristics of paddlefish in a southwestern U. S. reservoir, with comparisons between lentic and lotic populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:634-643.
  • Harrington, J. C., C. P. Paukert, and D. W. Willis. 2001. Pumpkinseed population characteristics in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 27:25-30.
  • Heikes, B. L., C. P. Paukert, and D. W. Willis. 2001. Lentic green sunfish populations in Nebraska sandhill lakes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:367-374.
  • Paukert, C. P., J. A. Klammer, R. B. Pierce, and T. D. Simonson. 2001. An overview of northern pike regulations in North America. Fisheries 26(6):6-13.
  • Paukert, C. P., and W. L. Fisher. 2001. Spring movements of paddlefish in a prairie reservoir system. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:113-124.
  • Paukert, C. P., and W. L. Fisher. 2000. Abiotic factors influencing summer distribution and movement of male paddlefish in a prairie reservoir. Southwestern Naturalist 45:133-140.
  • Paukert, C. P., and W. L. Fisher. 1999. Evaluation of paddlefish length distributions and catch rates in three mesh sizes of gill nets. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:599-603.
  • Paukert, C.P. and J.M. Long. 1999. New maximum age of bigmouth buffalo Ictiobus cyprinellus. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science. 79:85-86.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 68

Presentations: 253

 

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Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Columbia, MO 65211-7240 Phone: (573) 882 - 3634 Fax: (573) 884 - 5070

Unit Leader

Craig Paukert
Craig Paukert

I serve as the Unit Leader of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. I am originally from Wisconsin and received my degrees from Minnesota, Oklahoma State, and South Dakota State.

Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Missouri Department of Conservation
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Missouri
  5. Wildlife Management Institute