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Spawning of Pallid Sturgeon and Shovelnose Sturgeon in an Artificial Stream

Artificial Stream, Bozeman Fish Technology Center, Montana

Duration

May 2011 - July 2014

Narrative

This project has two objectives: 1) describe the behavioral characteristics of pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon during spawning, and 2) determine the influence of flow, temperature, and substrate on pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon spawning behavior and success. The results from this project will be useful in determining the duration of spawning and how natural resource agencies can manage regulated rivers to benefit sturgeon recruitment.

 

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

 

Personnel

  • Christopher GuyCo-Principal Investigator
  • Kevin KappenmanCo-Principal Investigator
  • Michael SteinStudent
  • Luke HolmquistStaff

Funding Agencies

  • FWS SSP

Links

Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

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