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Oklahoma Research Activities

Shorebird sampling in the mixed-grass prairie of Oklahoma.

A core part of our mission, scientists at the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit conduct research that aid in the conservation and management of natural resources.

Oklahoma Active Projects

Oklahoma Completed Projects

Oklahoma Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Taylor, A.T., M. Papes, and J.M. Long. 2018. Incorporating fragmentation and non-native species into distribution models to inform fluvial fish conservation. Conservation Biology 32:171-182.  | Publisher Website | 
  • Gosch, N.J.C., A.P. Civiello, T.R. Gemeinhardt, J.L. Bonneau, and J.M. Long. 2018. Are shovelnose sturgeon a valid diet surrogate for endangered pallid sturgeon during the first year of life? Journal of Applied Ichthyology 34:39-41. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13512
  • Milardi, M., D. Chapman, M. Lanzoni, J.M. Long, and G. Castaldelli. 2017. First evidence of bighead carp wild recruitment in Western Europe, and its relation to hydrology and temperature. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189517.  | Publisher Website | 
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Oklahoma Technical Publications

  • Long, J. 2015. Atractosteus spatula (on-line). Digital Morphology. Available
  • San Joaquin Restoration Program. Draft released 2011. Program Environmental Impact Statement/Report. San Joaquin River Restoration Program.
  • Fisheries Management Work Group. 2010. Fisheries Implementation Plan. 164 p,
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Oklahoma Theses and Dissertations

  • Johnston, J. 2017. Improving sampling and monitoring of shovelnose sturgeon in the Great Plains. MS Thesis. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.
  • Johnson, J.R. 2017. Detection, occupancy and distribution of Asian Swamp Eel (Monopterus albus) in Georgia. Master’s Thesis, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. 68 pages.
  • Taylor, A.T. 2017. Influences of fragmentation on fluvial-specialist black bass species. PhD Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. 201 pages.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 27

Scientific Publications: 87

Presentations: 180

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute