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Montana Fish Research Activities

Tenderfoot Creek/Smith River,  Montana

Research at the Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit is problem oriented and provides our Cooperators (Montana State University; Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Geological Survey) and other agencies with useful and practical information needed to understand and manage fishery resources in the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains. Technical areas of special emphasis include whirling disease, native fish species restoration and management, large-river fish assemblages, sport fishery management, and regulated-river and reservoir fisheries.

Montana Fish Active Projects

Montana Fish Completed Projects

Montana Fish Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Reinhold, A. M., R. G. Bramblett, A. V. Zale, G. C. Poole, and D. W. Roberts. 2017. Spatially-dependent responses of a large-river fish assemblage to bank stabilization and side channels. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:967-982.
  • 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.
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Montana Fish Technical Publications

  • Doepke, P. D., T. M. Koel, C. S. Guy, A. S. Poole, N. A. Thomas, and A. V. Zale. 2017. Lake Trout suppression alternatives to gillnetting. Yellowstone Science 25(1):70-73.
  • Reinhold, A. M., R. G. Bramblett, and A. V. Zale. 2014. Anthropogenic habitat change effects on fish assemblages of the middle and lower Yellowstone River. Completion Report to the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Technical Advisory Committee, Yellowstone River Conservation District Council. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks University Research Completion Report Series Number 2014-01.
  • Zale, A., J. L. Smith, I. Handley, D. Letendre, and K. Mathers. 2013. A guide for transforming the culture of Montana State University by enhancing its diversity. ADVANCE Project TRACS, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.
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Montana Fish Theses and Dissertations

  • Glaid, J. R. 2017. Subadult bull trout out-migration in the Thompson River drainage, Montana. Master's thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman.
  • Holmquist, L. M. 2017. Reproductive ecology of hatchery-origin and wild pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River above Fort Peck reservoir, Montana. Master's thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman.
  • Thomas, N. A. 2017. Evaluation of suppression methods targeting non-native lake trout embryos in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Master's thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman.
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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

 

Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

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