Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
Home | Intranet | Digital Measures | Help

Determining factors associated with paddlefish restoration success in reservoirs


January 2019 - June 2021


This project will use side-scan sonar to quantify the proportional availability of suitable spawning substrate in major rivers of reservoirs where paddlefish are self-sustaining (Keystone and Oologah), not self-sustaining (Kaw and Texoma), and recently restored (Eufaula) or planned to be restored (Tenkiller). Additionally, this project will characterize the zooplankton communities at these rivers and reservoirs in relation to paddlefish needs at juvenile and adult life stages.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 7

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 23

Scientific Publications: 90

Presentations: 171



Funding Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation


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