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Dr. Christopher Guy

Research Publications

  • Boyer, J. K., C. S. Guy, M. A. H. Webb, T. B. Horton, and T. E. McMahon. 2017. Reproductive ecology, spawning behavior, and juvenile distribution of mountain whitefish in the Madison River, Montana. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:939-954.
  • Lewandoski, S. A., C. S. Guy, A. V. Zale, P. C. Gerrity, J. W. Deromdei, K. M. Johnson, D. L. Skates. 2017. Empirical estimation of recreational exploitation of burbot, Lota lota, in the Wind River drainage of Wyoming using a multistate capture-recapture model. Fisheries Management and Ecology 24:298-307.
  • Brown, P. J., C. S. Guy, and M. H. Meeuwig. 2017. A comparison of two mobile electrode arrays for increasing mortality of Lake Trout embryos. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:363-369.
  • Fredenberg, C. R., C. C. Muhlfeld, C. S. Guy, V. S. D'Angelo, C. C. Downs, and J. M. Syslo. 2017. Suppression of invasive lake trout in an isolated backcountry lake in Glacier National Park. Fisheries Management and Ecology 24:33-48.
  • Boyer, J. K., C. S. Guy, M. A. H. Webb, T. B. Horton, and T. E. McMahon. 2017. Gear comparison for sampling age-0 mountain whitefish in the Madison River, Montana. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:189-195.
  • Galloway, B. T., C. C. Muhlfeld, C. S. Guy, W. F. Cross, C. C. Downs, and W. A. Fredenberg. 2016. A framework for assessing the feasibility of native fish conservation translocations: applications to threatened bull trout. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:754-768.
  • Syslo, J. M., C. S. Guy, and T. M. Koel. 2016. Feeding ecology of native and nonnative salmonids during the expansion of a nonnative apex predator in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:476-492
  • Tennant, L. B., R. E. Gresswell, C. S. Guy, and M. H. Meeuwig. 2015. Spawning and rearing behavior of bull trout in a headwater lake ecosystem. Environmental Biology of Fishes DOI 10.1007/s10641-015-0461-x.
  • Guy, C.S., H. B. Treanor, K. M. Kappenman, E. A. Scholl, J. E. Ilgen, and M. A. H. Webb. 2015. Broadening the regulated-river management paradigm: a case history of the forgotten dead zone hindering pallid sturgeon recovery. Fisheries 40:6-14.
  • Richards, R. R., C. S. Guy, M .A. H. Webb, W. M. Gardner, and C. B. Jensen. 2014. Spawning related migration of shovelnose sturgeon in the Missouri River above Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30:1-13.
  • Syslo, J. M., C. S. Guy, and B. S. Cox. 2013. Comparison of harvest scenarios for the cost-effective suppression of lake trout in Swan Lake, Montana. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
  • Wuellner, M. R., R. G. Bramblett, C. S. Guy, A. V. Zale, D. R. Roberts, and J. Johnson. 2013. Reach and catchment-scale characteristics are relatively uninfluential in explaining the occurrence of stream fish species. Journal of Fish Biology 82:1497-1513.

  • Cox, B. S., C. S. Guy, W. A. Fredenberg, and L. R. Rosenthal. In review. Baseline demographics of a non-native lake trout population and inferences for suppression from sensitivity-elasticity analyses. Fisheries Management and Ecology. doi:10.1111/fme.12024.
  • Neumann, R. M., C. S. Guy, and D. W. Willis. 2012. Length, weight, and associated indices. Pages 637-676 in A.V. Zale, D. L. Parrish, and T. M. Sutton, editors. Fisheries techniques, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Goodman, B. J., C. S. Guy, S. L. Camp, W. M. Gardner, K. M. Kappenman, and M. A. H. Webb. 2012. Shovelnose sturgeon spawning in relation to varying discharge treatments in a Missouri River tributary. River Research and Applications DOI:10.1002/rra.2587.
  • Cox, B. S., A. M. Dux, M. C. Quist, and C. S. Guy. 2012. Use of seismic air gun to reduce survival of non-native lake trout embryos: a tool for conservation? North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:292-298.
  • Russell, R. E., D. A. Schmetterling, C. S. Guy, B. B. Shepard, R. McFarland, and D. Skaar. 2012. Evaluating a fish monitoring protocol using state-space hierarchical models. Open Fish Science Journal 5:1-8.
  • Syslo, J. M., C. S. Guy, P. E. Bigelow, P. D. Doepke, B. D. Ertel, and T. M. Koel. 2011. Response of non-native lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) to 15 years of harvest in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:2132-2145.
  • Ferguson, J. M., M. L. Taper, C. S. Guy, and J. M. Syslo. 2012. Mechanisms of coexistence between native bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) and non-native lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush): inferences from pattern-oriented modeling. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:755-769.
  • Guy, C. S., McMahon, T. E., W. A. Fredenberg, C. J. Smith, D. W. Garfield, and B. S. Cox. 2011. Diet overlap of top-level predators in recent sympatry: bull trout and non-native lake trout in Swan Lake, Montana. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:183-189.
  • Dux, A. M., C. S. Guy, and W. A. Fredenberg. 2011. Spatiotemporal distribution and population characteristics of a nonnative lake trout population, with implications for suppression. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:187-196.
  • Mullen, J. A., R. G. Bramblett, C. S. Guy, and A. V. Zale. 2011. Determinants of fish assemblage structure in northwestern Great Plains streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:271-281.
  • Meeuwig, M. H., C. S. Guy, and W. A. Fredenberg. 2011. Use of cover habitat by bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus, and lake trout, Salvelinus namaycush, in a laboratory environment. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90:367-378.
  • Guy, C. S. 2011. Review of: Biology, management, and conservation of lampreys in North America. The Quarterly Review of Biology 86:62.
  • Meeuwig, M. H., C. S. Guy, and W. A. Fredenberg. 2011. Trophic relationships between a native and nonnative predator in a system of natural lakes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 20:no. doi:10.111/j.1600-0633.2011.00498.x.
  • Mullen, J. A., R. G. Bramblett, C. S. Guy, A. V. Zale, and D. W. Roberts. 2011. Determinants of fish assemblage structure in northwestern Great Plains streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:271-281. Abstract | 
  • Oldenburg, E. W., C. S. Guy, E. S. Cureton, M. A. H. Webb, and W. M. Gardner. 2011. Effects of acclimation on poststocking dispersal and physiological condition of age-1 pallid sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27:436-443.
  • Talbott, M. J., J. P. Van Eenennaam, J. Linares-Casenave, S. I. Doroshov, C. S. Guy, P. Struffenegger, M. A. H. Webb. 2011. Investigating the use of plasma testosterone and estradiol-17β to detect ovarian follicular atresia in farmed white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus. Aquaculture 315:283-289.
  • Boyd, J. W., C. S. Guy, T. B. Horton, and S. A. Leathe. 2010. Effects of catch-and-release angling on salmonids at elevated water temperatures. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:898-907.
  • Meeuwig, M. H., C. S. Guy, S. T. Kalinowski, and W. A. Fredenberg. 2010. Landscape influences on genetic differentiation among bull trout populations in a stream-lake network. Molecular Ecology 19:3620-3633. (INVITED)
  • Kalinowski, S. T., C. C. Muhlfeld, C. S. Guy, and B. S. Cox. 2010. Founding population size of an aquatic invasive species. Conservation Genetics (Online First).
  • Wuellner, M. R., and C. S. Guy. 2008. Status assessment of burbot in Montana: importance of a standardized sampling protocol. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 14:61-77.
  • Gates, K., C. Guy, A. Zale, and T. Horton. 2009. Angler awareness of aquatic nuisance species and potential transport mechanisms. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:448-456.
  • Gates, K. K., C. S. Guy, A. V. Zale, and T. B. Horton. 2009. Angler awareness of aquatic nuisance species and potential transport mechanisms. Fisheries Management and Ecology.
  • Guy, C. S., P. J. Braaten, D. P. Herzog, J. Pitlo, and R. S. Rogers. 2009. Warmwater rivers. Pages 59-84 in S. Bonar, W. Hubert, and D. Willis, editors. Standard sampling methods for sampling North American freshwater fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Guy, C. S., E. W. Oldenburg, and P. C. Gerrity. 2009. Conditional capture probability for Scaphirhynchus spp. in drifting-trammel nets. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:817-822.
  • Strakosh, T. R., K. B. Gido, and C. S. Guy. 2009. Effects of American water willow establishment on age-0 largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides in Kansas reservoirs. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
  • Meeuwig, M. H., C. S. Guy, and W. A. Fredenberg. 2008. Influence of landscape characteristics on fish species richness among lakes of Glacier National Park, Montana. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 14:1-16.
  • Gates, K. K., C. Guy, A. V. Zale, and T. B. Horton. 2008. Adherence of Myxobolus cerebralis myxospores to waders: implications for disease dissemination. North American Journal of Fisheries Managaement 28:1453-1458.
  • Gerrity, P. C., C. S. Guy, and W. M. Gardner. 2008. Habitat use of juvenile pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon with implications for water-level management in a downstream reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:832-843.
  • Bellgraph, B. J., C. S. Guy, W. M. Gardner, and S. A. Leathe. 2008. Competition potential between saugers and walleyes in nonnative sympatry. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:790-800.
  • Brown, M. L., and C. S. Guy. 2007. Science and statistics in fisheries research. Pages 1-29 in C. S. Guy and M. L. Brown, editors. Analysis and interpretation of freshwater fisheries data. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Guy, C. S., and M. L. Brown, editors. 2007. Analysis and interpretation of freshwater fisheries data. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Guy, C. S., R. M. Neumann, D. W. Willis, and R. O. Anderson. 2007. Proportional size distribution: a further refinement of population size structure index terminology. Fisheries 32(7): 348.
  • Proboszcz, S. L., and C. S. Guy. 2006. Use of habitat enhancement structures by spotted bass in natural and experimental streams. The Prairie Naturalist 38:223-238.
  • Olson, N. W., C. S. Guy, and K. D. Koupal. 2007. Interactions among hybrid striped bass, white bass, and walleye in a polymictic Great Plans reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:268-278.
  • Bernot, R. J., W. K. Dodds, M. C. Quist, and C. S. Guy. 2006. Temperature and kairomone induced life history plasticity in coexisting Daphnia. Aquatic Ecology 40:361-372.
  • 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
  • Bertrand, K. N., K. B. Gido, and C. S. Guy. 2006. An evaluation of single-pass versus multiple-pass backpack electrofishing to estimate trends in species abundance and richenss in prairie streams. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 109:131-138.
  • Gerrity, P. C., C. S. Guy, and W. M. Gardner. 2006. Juvenile pallid sturgeon are piscivorous: a call for conserving native cyprinids. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:604-609.
  • Guy, C. S., R. M. Neumann, and D. W. Willis. 2006. New terminology for proportional stock density (PSD) and relative stock density (RSD): proportional size structure (PSS). Fisheries 31(2):86-87
  • Strakosh, T. R., J. L. Eitzmann, K. B. Gido, and C. S. Guy. 2005. The response of water willow, Justicia americana, to different inundation and desiccation regimes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:1476-1485.
  • Schoenebeck, C. W., T. R. Strakosh, and C. S. Guy. 2005. Effect of block nets and time of day on backpack electrofishing catches in Kansas reservoirs. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:604-608.
  • Bernot, R. J., W. K. Dodds, M. C. Quist, and C. S. Guy. 2004. Spatial and temporal variability of zooplankton in a Great Plains reservoir. Hydrobiologia 525:101-112.
  • Quist, M. C., J. L. Stephen, C. S. Guy, and R. D. Schultz. 2004. Age structure and mortality of walleyes in Kansas reservoirs: applications for establishing realistic management objectives. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
  • Horton, T. B., C. S. Guy, and J. Pontius. 2004. Influence of tracking-interval on estimations of movement and habitat use. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:690-696.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, R. J. Bernot, and J. L. Stephen. 2004. Factors influencing growth and survival of larval walleye in Glen Elder Reservoir, Kansas. Fisheries Research 67:215-225.
  • Quist, M. C., K. R. Pember, C. S. Guy, and J. L. Stephen. 2004. Variation in larval fish communities: implications for management and sampling designs in reservoir systems. Fisheries Management and Ecology 11:107-116.
  • Braaten, P. J., and C. S. Guy. 2004. First-year growth and overwinter survival of freshwater drum in the lower channelized Missouri River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:385-398.
  • Bernot, R. J., W. K. Dodds, M. C. Quist, and C. S. Guy. 2004. Larval fish-induced phenotypic plasticity of coexisting Daphnia: an enclosure experiment. Freshwater Biology 49:87-97.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, and R. J. Bernot. 2004. Anti-behavior of larval walleyes and saugeyes. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science: 69-76.
  • Goeckler, J. M., M. C. Quist, J. A. Reinke, and C. S. Guy. 2003. Population characteristics and evidence of natural reproduction of blue catfish in Milford Reservoir, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 106:149-154
  • Schrank, S. J., C. S. Guy, and J. F. Fairchild. 2003. Competitive interactions between age-0 bighead carp and paddlefish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:1222-1228.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, R. D. Schultz, and J. L. Stephen. 2003. Latitudinal comparisons of walleye growth in North America and factors influencing growth of walleyes in Kansas reservoirs. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:677-692.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, and J. L. Stephen. 2003. Recruitment dynamics of walleyes in Kansas reservoirs: generalities with natural systems and effects of a centrarchid predator. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60:1-10
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, R. J. Bernot, and J. L. Stephen. 2002. Seasonal variation in condition, growth, and food habits of walleyes in a Great Plains reservoir and simulated effects of an altered thermal regime. Journal of Fish Biology 61:1329-1344.
  • Quist, M. C., P. A. Fay, C. S. Guy, A. K. Knapp, and B. N. Rubenstein. 2003. The influence of disturbance from military training activities on terrestrial-aquatic linkages in a tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Ecological Applications 13:432-442.
  • Fritz, K. M., J. A. Tripe, and C. S. Guy. 2002. Recovery of three fish species to flood and seasonal drying in a tallgrass prairie stream. Kansas Academy of Sciences 105:209-218.
  • Gido, K. B., C. S. Guy, T. R. Strakosh, R. J. Bernot, K. Mitchell, and M. Shaw. 2002. Long-term changes in the fish assemblages of the Big Blue River basin 40 years after the construction of Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Kansas Academy of Sciences 105:193-208.
  • Horton, T. B., and C. S. Guy. 2002. Habitat use and movement patterns of spotted bass in a Kansas stream. Black Bass: Ecology, Conservation, and Management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda
  • Braaten, P. J., and C. S. Guy. 2002. Life history attributes of fishes along the latitudinal gradient of the Missouri River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:931-945.
  • Schrank, S. J., and C. S. Guy. 2002. Age, growth, and gonadal characteristics of adult bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis in the lower Missouri River. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, R. J. Bernot, and J. L. Stephen. 2002. Efficiency of removing food items from walleyes using acrylic tubes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 17:179-184.
  • Guy, C. S., R. A. Schultz, and C. A. Cox. 2002. Variation in gonad development, growth, and condition of white bass in Fall River Reservoir, Kansas. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:643-651.
  • Guy, C. S., R. D. Schultz, and M. A. Colvin. 2002. Ecology and management of white bass Morone chrysops. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:606-608.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, M. A. Pegg, P. J. Braaten, C. L. Pierce, and V. H. Travnichek. 2002. Potential influence of harvest on shovelnose sturgeon populations in the Missouri River system: A case for pro-active management. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:537-549.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, R. J. Bernot, and J. L. Stephen. 2002. Ecology of larval white bass in a large Kansas reservoir. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:637-642.
  • Schultz, R. D., C. S. Guy, and D. A. Robinson. 2002. Recruitment of white bass in Kansas reservoirs: relations to reservoir hydrology and gizzard shad. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:671-676.
  • Quist, M. C., R. J. Bernot, C. S. Guy, and J. L. Stephen. 2001. Seasonal variation in population characteristics of gizzard shad. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16(4): 641-646.
  • Quist, M. C., C. S. Guy, and J. L. Stephen. 2001. The effect of light shock on short-term survival of walleye fry. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 104:3-4.
  • Schrank, S. J., P. J. Braaten, and C. S. Guy. 2001. Spatiotemporal variation in density of larval bighead carp in the lower Missouri River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:809-814.
  • Cox, C. A., R. A. Schultz, and C. S. Guy. 2001. Diets of white bass in Fall River Reservoir, Kansas. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:429-433.
  • Schrank, S. J., C. S. Guy, M. R. Whiles, and B. L. Brock. 2001. Influence of instream and landscape-level factors on the distribution of Topeka shiners Notropis topeka in Kansas streams. Copeia 2001 (2)413-421.
  • Quist, M. C., and C. S. Guy. 2001. Growth and mortality of prairie stream fishes and relations with instream habitat. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 10:88-96.
  • Delp, J. G., J. S. Tillma, M. C. Quist, and C. S. Guy. 2000. Age and growth of four centrarchid species in southeastern Kansas streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 15:475-478.
  • Bister, T. J., D. W. Willis, M. L. Brown, S. M. Jordan, R. M. Neumann, M. C. Quist, and C. S. Guy. 2000. Proposed standard weight (Ws) equations and standard length categories for 18 warmwater nongame and riverine fish species. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:570-574.
  • Horton, T. B., J. S. Tillma, and C. S. Guy. 2000. Vulnerability of spotted bass to angling in Kansas streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 15:7-11.
  • Burlingame, M. N., and C. S. Guy. 2000. Diversity among anglers in Kansas: A focus on channel catfish anglers. Catfish 2000: proceedings of the international ictalurid symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 24, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Braaten, P. J., and C. S. Guy. 1999. Relations between physicochemical factors and abundance of fishes in tributary confluences of the lower channelized Missouri River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
  • Braaten, P. J., M. R. Doeringsfeld, and C. S. Guy. 1999. Comparison of age and growth estimates for river carpsuckers using scales and dorsal fin ray sections. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:786-792.
  • Pegg, M. A., K. Pope, and C. S. Guy. 1999. Evaluation of current professional certification use. Fisheries.
  • Quist, M. C., and C. S. Guy. 1999. Variation in population characteristics of shovelnose sturgeon in the Kansas River. The Prairie Naturalist.
  • Tripe, J. A., and C. S. Guy. 1999. Spatial and temporal variation in habitat and fish community characteristics in a Kansas Flint Hills stream. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 15

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 26

Presentations: 47

 

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Alexander Zale
Al Zale

Aquatic wild life conservation, restoration, and management. Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Formerly AUL/F at the Oklahoma Unit.

Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  2. Montana State University
  3. U.S. Geological Survey