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Developing Measures of Vulnerability to Climate Change and Disturbance of Aquatic Communities in Heartland Network National Parks


July 2013 - December 2016


This project will help the NPS identify stable and unstable aquatic communities in Midwestern national Parks


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



  • Craig PaukertCo-Principal Investigator
  • Joanna WhittierCo-Principal Investigator
  • Jacob SchwoererStudent

Funding Agencies

  • NRPP


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