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Evaluating the effects of shallow-water habitat on age-0 Scaphirhynchus sp prey use and condition


January 2014 - December 2016


The purpose of this study is to assess and compare resource use (prey) of sturgeon that have been collected from reaches representing areas that meet or exceed targets of shallow-water habitat (SWH) and areas with little SWH. A primary hypothesized benefit of SWH is that increased prey items are present and resulting in improved condition of young-of-year sturgeon.


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: 183



Funding Agencies

  • Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Program


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