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Factors influencing threatened and endangered fishes in the Great Plains


August 2008 - September 2010


(1) Determine the effects of hydrology on population abundance of Neosho madtoms; (2) determine the effects of land use, instream and riparian habitat, interspecific competition, predation, and urbanization and impoundments development of Topeka shiner abundance; (3) attempt to determine if there are trends in Topeka shiner populations or distribution over time; (4) continue to analyze the effects of disturbance on Neosho madtom and Topeka shiners as new collection data becomes available.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 77

Presentations: 251



Funding Agencies

  • USFWS Region 6

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