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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.
  • Duncan, M. B., R. G. Bramblett, and A. V. Zale. 2012. Distribution, habitats, and tributary linkages of small and nongame fishes in the lower Yellowstone River. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks University Research Completion Report Series Number 2012-01.
  • Cox, B. S., M. C. Quist, A. M. Dux, and C. S. Guy. 2011. Use of seismic air guns to reduce survival of salmonid eggs and embryos: a pilot study. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Report Number 11-04.
  • Vatland, S., R. E. Gresswell, and A. V. Zale. 2009. Evalaution of habitat restoration for the fluvial Arctic grayling in the Big Hole River, Montana. Final report to the Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 36 pages.
  • Brown, P., and A. V. Zale. 2009. Evaluation of the efficiency and efficacy of piscicides for non-native fish eradication. Final report to the Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 38 pages.
  • Shepard, B. B., M. L. Taper, and A. V. Zale. 2009. Evaluation of habitat restoration for the conservation of cutthroat trout. Final report to the Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 94 pages.
  • Fredenberg, W. A., M. H. Meeuwig, and C. S. Guy. 2007. Action plan to conserve bull trout in Glacier National Park, Montana. Final report, U.S.G.S. Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Bozeman.
  • Adelman, I. R., P. Moy, M. Walsh, C. Caldwell, B. Durham, J. Isely, D. Jackson, and A. Zale. 2008. AFS topic oriented meetings: a new opportunity for information exchange. Fisheries 33:291.
  • Davis, W. N., A. V. Zale, and R. G. Bramblett. 2008. Effects of colabed natural gas development on fish assemblages in tributary streams in the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming. Final Report to The Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 125 pages.
  • Bahn, L., and A. V. Zale. 2007. An assessment of losses of native fish to irrigation diversions on selected tributaries of the Bitterroot River, Montana. Final report to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. 118 pages.
  • Harnish, R. A., and A. V. Zale. 2007. Fish screen efficiency and effects of screened and unscreened irrigation canals on the downstream movement of westslope cutthroat trout juveniles in Skalkaho Creek, Montana.Final Report to The Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 96 pages.
  • Steed, A. C., and A. V. Zale. 2007. Population viability of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) in the Gibbon River, Yellowstone National Park. Final Report to the National Park Service. 78 pages.
  • Meeuwig, M. H., and C. S. Guy. 2007. Evaluation and action plan for protection of 15 threatened adfluvial populations of bull trout in Glacier National Park, Montana. Final Scientific Report, U.S. Fish Wildlife Service.
  • Davis, W. N., R. G. Bramblett, and A. V. Zale. 2006. Literature review and development of a study plan to assess the effects of coalbed natural gas activities on fish assemblages. Final Report to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Miles City, Montana. 79 pages.
  • Shepard, B. B., and A.. V. Zale. 2005. Dyce Creek brook trout removal project: 2004 to 2005. Final Report to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Dillon, Montana. 20 pages.
  • Gale, S. B., and A. V. Zale. 2005. Evaluation of entrainment losses of westslope cutthroat trout at private irrigation diversions and the efficiency of fish screens on Skalkaho Creek, Montana. Final Report to The Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 75 pages.
  • Dux, A. M., and C. S. Guy. 2004. Evaluation of fish assemblages and habitat variables in streams bisecting the Going-to-the-Sun Road and peripheral roads in Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park, West Glacier.
  • Jones-Wuellner, M. R., and C. S. Guy. 2004. Status of burbot in Montana. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Helena.
  • Bear, B. A., T. A. McMahon, and A. V. Zale. 2004. Thermal requirements of westslope cutthroat trout. Final Report to The Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 31 pages.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., and A. V. Zale. 2004. Bacterial coldwater disease in westslope cutthroat trout: hatchery epidemiology and control. Final Report to The Wild Fish Habitat Initiative, Montana University System Water Center, Bozeman, Montana. 13 pages.
  • Lukins, H. J., A. V. Zale, and F. T. Barrows. 2004. Triactinomyxon dynamics estimated by packed-bed filtration. Pages 9-10 in Proceedings of the 10th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Lukins, H. J., A. V. Zale, and F. T. Barrows. 2003. Temporal, spatial, and discharge mediated dynamics of of triactinomyxon abundances and infection risk estimated directly by packed-bed filtration. Final report to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana. 26 pages.
  • Bramblett, R. G., T. R. Johnson, A. V. Zale, and D. Heggem. 2003. Development of biotic integrity indices for prairie streams in Montana using fish, macroinvertebrate, and diatom assemblages. Final report to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 96 pages.
  • Lukins, H. J., A. V. Zale, and F. T. Barrows. 2003. Temporal fluctuations in triactinomyxon densities. Pages 41-42 in Proceedings of the 9th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium-Managing the Risk. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Zale, A. V. 2003. Distribution, movements, and life history characteristics of genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi in the Fan Creek drainage, Yellowstone National Park. Final report to National Park Service and Yellowstone Park Foundation. 103 pages.
  • Zale, A. V., and D. Rider. 2003. Comparative use of modified and natural habitats of the Upper Yellowstone River by juvenile salmonids. Final report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha, Nebraska. 66 pages.
  • Barrows, F. T., A. V. Zale, H. Lukins, and T. E. McMahon. 2002. Validation of packed-bed filtration for triactinomyxon quantification: laboratory and field trials. Pages 65-66 in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Leathe, S., G. Liknes, T. McMahon, A. Munro, E. R. Vincent, and A. Zale. 2002. Epidemiology of whirling disease in the Missouri River, Montana: disease spread and trout population response five years after discovery. Pages 19-20 in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., A. V. Zale, E. MacConnell, and M. A. Adkison. 2002. Factors affecting the resistance of juvenile rainbow trout to whirling disease. Pages 27-28 in Proceedings of the 8th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Barrows, F. T., A. V. Zale, H. Lukins, and T. E. McMahon. 2001. Field collecting the triactinomyxon stage of Myxobolus cerebralis using combined filtration methods. Final report to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana. 5 pages.
  • Leathe, S., G. Liknes, T. McMahon, A. Munro, and A. V. Zale. 2001. Epidemiology of whirling disease in the Missouri River Ecosystem. Final report to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana. 16 pages.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., and A. V. Zale. 2001. Effects of size versus age on the development of whirling disease in rainbow trout. Final report to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana. 11 pages.
  • Stash, S., R. G. White and D. Fuller. 2001. Distribution, relative abundance, and habitat associations related to irrigation diversion dams. Final Report: U.S. Bureau of reclamation, Billings, Montana.
  • R. W. Van Kirk, and A. V. Zale. 2000. Preface: Aquatic resources of the Henry's Fork watershed. Intermountain Journal of Sciences 6:103-105.
  • Craig, A. J., and A. V. Zale. 2001. Effects of bank stabilization structures on fish and their habitat: a literature review. Report to Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Governor's Upper Yellowstone River Task Force. 27 pages.
  • Kerans, B. L., and A. V. Zale. 2001. The ecology of Myxobolus cerebralis. Page 53 in Proceedings of the 7th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., E. MacConnell, A. V. Zale, and M. A. Adkison. 2001. Effect of initial exposure to Myxobolus cerebralis on the development of resistance to reinfection in rainbow trout. Pages 37-38 in Proceedings of the 7th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., E. MacConnell, and A. V. Zale. 2001. Effects of size versus age on the development of whirling disease in rainbow trout. Pages 35-36 in Proceedings of the 7th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., A. V. Zale, and E. MacConnell. 2001. The effect of initial exposure to Myxobolus cerebralis on the development of resistance to reinfection in rainbow trout. Final report to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana. 10 pages.
  • Guy, C. S., and M. R. Whiles. 2000. Assessment of physicochemical and landscape features influencing Topeka shiner (Notropis topeka) distribution in Kansas streams. Final Report, U.S. Geological Survey.
  • White, R. G., B. Mefford, and C. Liston. 2000. Evaluation of mitten crab exclusion technology during 1999 at the Tracy Fish Collection Facility, California. Final report by Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado.
  • Barrows, F. T., A. V. Zale, and T. E. McMahon. 2000. Triactinomyxon collection using packed-bed filtration: Update on progress. Pages 81-82 in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Bramblett, R. G., and A. V. Zale. 2000. Fishery survey of the streams of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Montana. Final report by Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit to U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado.
  • MacConnell, E., A. V. Zale, and M. A. Quinn. 2000. Susceptibility of mountain whitefish to Myxobolus cerebralis. Pages 107-108 in Proceedings of the 6th Annual Whirling Disease Symposium. Whirling Disease Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.
  • MacConnell, E., and A. V. Zale. 2000. Susceptibility of mountain whitefish, Prosopium williamsoni, to Myxobolus cerebralis. Final report by Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana.
  • Ryce, E. K. N., A. V. Zale, and R. B. Nehring. 2000. Laboratory assessment of possible selection for resistance to whirling disease among progeny of Colorado River rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Final report by Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit to the Whirling Disease Initiative of the National Partnership on the Management of Wild and Native Cold Water Fisheries, Bozeman, Montana.
 

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