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Dr. Craig Paukert

Craig Paukert

Education

  • Ph D South Dakota State University 2001
  • MS Oklahoma State University 1998
  • BS University of Minnesota 1993

Biography

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.

Research Interests

My main research interests are conservation and management of stream and river fishes. However, I also have a background and interest in lake and reservoirs fisheries and have conducted research on systems such as the Colorado and Missouri Rivers, but also large reservoirs, natural lakes, and small streams.

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Co-Chair, Symposium Committee, AFS Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO (August 2015 - August 2016)
  • American Fisheries Society - Symposia Committee, American Fisheries Society Meeting in Kansas City (August 2015 - August 2016)
  • Other - Panel member (August 2015 - August 2016)
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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.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Decision Analysis (2017)
  • Stream Fish Conservation (2017)
  • Future of Fisheries (2016)
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Missouri Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Craig PaukertUSFWS, Missouri River Effects Analysis Expert Panel (July 2014 - July 2015)
  • Craig PaukertUSFWS, Midwest Region, Committee on Fish Passage for WI River (February 2014 - June 2015)
  • Craig PaukertInternational Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage (July 2013 - July 2014)
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Missouri University Committees and Workgroups

  • Craig PaukertChair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Section, Division of Biology, kansas State University (August 2009 - May 2010)

Technical Publications

  • Distribution and Abundance of Fishes in the Kansas River. Final report to Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
  • Bouska, W. W., C. P. Paukert, and T. Keane. 2009. Inventory and assessment of road-stream crossings for aquatic organism passage, with recommendations for culvert design. Final report, Kansas Department of Transportation, KTRANS Program, Project Number KSU 07-6, Topeka.
  • Proffer, M., and C. Paukert. 2009. Zooplankton Dynamics of Marion Lake. Report to Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and US Army Corps of Engineers.
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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

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