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Influence of trout stocking on species of concern


May 2011 - April 2014


Project goal is to determine if stocked rainbow trout prey on species of concern (i.e., tier I/II fishes).

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Turek, K. C., M. A. Pegg, and K. L. Pope. 2013. Review of the negative influences of non-native salmonids on native fish species. Great Plains Research 23:39-49. Download  | 
  • Turek, K. C., M. A. Pegg, and K. L. Pope. 2014. Short-term evaluation of visible implant alpha tags in juveniles of three fish species under laboratory conditions. Journal of Fish Biology 84:971-981. Download  | 
  • Turek, K. C., M. A. Pegg, and K. L. Pope. 2015. Experimental evaluation of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss predation on longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 24:600-607. Download  | 
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  • Turek, K. C. 2014. Influence of non-native trout on native non-game fish in Nebraska headwater streams. M.S. thesis. University of Nebraska—Lincoln.Download  | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 13

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 37

Scientific Publications: 116

Presentations: 179



  • Kevin PopePrincipal Investigator
  • Mark PeggCo-Principal Investigator
  • Kelly TurekStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  5. Wildlife Management Institute