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Dr. Steven Chipps

Research Publications

  • Deslauriers, D., A.J. Rosburg, and S.R. Chipps. 2017. Development of a foraging model framework to reliably estimate daily food consumption of young fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2016-0031.
  • Deslauriers, D., L.A. Heironimus, T. Rapp, B.D.S. Graeb, R.A. Klumb, and S.R. Chipps. 2017. Growth potential of age-0 Pallid Sturgeon in the Missouri River: insight from an individual based model. Ecology of Freshwater Fish DOI:10.1111/eff.12337.
  • Deslauriers, D., L. Heironimus, and S.R. Chipps. 2016. Lethal thermal maxima for age-0 pallid and shovelnose sturgeon: implications for shallow water habitat restoration. River Research and Applications 32:1872-1878.
  • Meyer,H.A., S.R. Chipps, B.Graeb, and R.A. Klumb. 2016. Growth, food consumption and energy status of juvenile Pallid Sturgeon fed natural or artificial diets. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7:388-396.
  • Deslaurier, D., Heironimus, L. and Chipps, S. 2016. Test of a foraging-bioenergetics model to evaluate growth dynamics of endangered pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus). Ecological Modelling 336:1-12.
  • Breeggemann, J.J., M. A. Kaemingk, T. J. DeBates, C. P. Paukert, J. R. Krause, A. P. Letvin, T. M. Stevens, D. W. Willis, and S. R. Chipps. 2016. Potential direct and indirect effects of climate change on a shallow natural lake fish assemblage. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 25:487-499.
  • Stafford, J. D., A. K. Janke, E. B. Webb, and S. R. Chipps. 2016. Invertebrates in Managed Waterfowl Marshes. Pages 565-600 in D. Batzer and D. Boix, editors. Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands: An international perspective on their ecology. Springer.
  • Scheibel, N.C., D.J. Dembkowski, J.L. Davis, and S.R. Chipps. 2016. Impacts of Northern Pike on stocked Rainbow Trout in Pactola Reservoir, South Dakota. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:230-240.
  • Davis, J.L., J.W. Wilhite, and S.R. Chipps. 2016. Mink predation of Brown Trout in a Black Hills stream. Prairie Naturalist 48:12-20.
  • Greiner, M. J., Luccesi, D. O., Chipps, S. R., & Gigliotti, L. M. 2016. Community fisheries in eastern South Dakota: Angler demographics, use, and factors influencing satisfaction. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 21:254-263.
  • James, DA, and SR Chipps. 2016. Influence of Didymosphenia geminata blooms on prey consumption and associated diet and growth of Brown Trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:195-205.
  • Deslauriers, D., R. Johnston, and S.R. Chipps. 2016. Effect of morphological fin-curl on the swimming performance and station-holding ability of juvenile shovelnose sturgeon. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7:198-204.
  • James, D.A., S.R. Chipps, M.L. Bothwell, and J. Carreiro. 2015. Use of phosphorus to reduce blooms of the benthic diatom Didymosphenia geminata in an oligotrophic stream. Freshwater Science. 34:1272-1281.
  • Fincel, M.J., S.R. Chipps, B.D.S. Graeb, and M.L. Brown. 2016. Diet breadth and variability in Sander spp. inferred from stable isotopes. River Research and Applications 32:984-991.
  • Dembkowski, DJ, DW Willis, BG Blackwell, SR Chipps, TD BAcula, and MR Wuellner. 2015. Influence of smallmouth bass predation on recruitment of age-0 yellow perch in South Dakota glacial lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:736-747.
  • Fincel, M.J., D.J. Dembkowski, and S.R. Chipps. 2014. Influence of variable rainbow smelt and gizzard shad abundance on walleye diets and growth. Lake and Reservoir Management 30:258-267.
  • Fincel, MJ, DA James, SR Chipps, and BA Davis. 2014. Using cumulative diet data and stable isotope analysis to determine trophic position of walleye in a large, complex system. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 29:441-447.
  • French, W.E., B.D.S. Graeb, S.R. Chipps, and R.A. Klumb. 2014. Vulnerability of age-0 pallid sturgeon to predation: effects of predator type, turbidity, body size, and prey density. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97:635-646.
  • Dembkowski, D.J., S.R. Chipps, and B.G. Blackwell. 2014. Response of walleye and yellow perch to water-level fluctuations in glacial lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 21:89-95.
  • James, D.A., K. Mosel, and S.R. Chipps. 2014. The influence of light, stream gradient, and iron on Didymosphenia geminata bloom development in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Hydrobiologia 721:117-127.
  • Hayer, CA, B.J. Holcom, and S.R. Chipps. 2013. Associations between iron concentration and productivity in montane streams of the Black Hills, South Dakota. The Prairie Naturalist 45:68-76.
  • Fincel, M.J., S.R. Chipps, B.D.S. Graeb, and K.R. Edwards. 2013. Larval gizzard shad characteristics in Lake Oahe, South Dakota: A species at the northern edge of its range. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28:17-26
  • French, W.E., B.D. S. Graeb, K.N. Bertrand, S.R. Chipps, and R.A. Klumb. 2013. Size-dependent trophic patterns of pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon in a large river system. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:41-52.
  • Garvey, J.E., and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Diets and energy flow. Pages 733-780 in A.V. Zale, D.L. Parrish, and T.M. Sutton, editors. Fisheries Techniques, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Shaw, S.L., S.R. Chipps, S.K. Windels, M.H. Webb, and D.T. McLeod. 2013. Influence of sex and reproductive status on seasonal movement of lake sturgeon in Namakan Reservoir, Minnesota-Ontario. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:10-20.
  • Schaeffer, T.W., D.E. Spengler, C.W. Schoenebeck, M.L. Brown, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Effect of feeding-fasting cycles on oxygen consumption and bioenergetics of yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1480-1491.
  • Csargo, I.J., M.L. Brown, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Application of a bioenergetics model for hatchery production: largemouth bass fed commercial feeds. North American Journal of Aquaculture 74:352-359
  • Fincel, M.J., J.A. VanDeHey, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Non-lethal sampling of walleye for stable isotope analysis: a comparison of three tissues. Fisheries Management and Ecology 19:283-292.
  • Schoenebeck, C.W., M.L. Brown, S.R. Chipps, D.R. German. 2012. Nutrient and algal responses to winterkilled fish-derived nutrient subsidies in eutrophic lakes. Lake and Reservoir Management 28:189-199.
  • Shaw, S.L., S.R. Chipps, S.K. Windels, M.A.H. Webb, D.T. McLeod, and D.W. Willis. 2012. Lake Sturgeon Population Attribures and Reproductive Structure in Namakan Reservoir, Minnesota and Ontario. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 28:168-17
  • Kahara, S.N., and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Wetland hydrodynamics and long-term use of spring migration areas by lesser scaup in eastern South Dakota. Great Plains Research 22:69-78.
  • Fincel, M.J., J.A. VanDeHey, A. Wuestewald, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Comparing isotope signatures of prey fish: does gut removal affect 13C or 15N? Journal of Freshwater Ecology 27:55-62
  • Kaemingk, M.A., J.C. Jolley, D.W. Willis, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. Priority effects among young of the year fish: reduced growth of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) caused by yellow perch (Perca flavescens)? Freshwater Biology 57:654-665
  • Spindler, B.D., S.R. Chipps, R.A. Klumb, B.D.S. Graeb, and M.C. Wimberly. 2012. Habitat and prey availability attributes associated with juvenile and early adult pallid sturgeon occurrence in the Missouri River, USA. Endangered Species Research 16:225-234.
  • James, D.S., I.J. Csargo, A. Von Eschen, M.D. Thul, J.M. Baker, C.A. Hayer, J. Howell, J. Krause, A. Letvin, and S.R. Chipps. 2012. A generalized model for estimating the energy density of invertebrates. Freshwater Science 31:69-77.
  • Stone, J.J., C.M. McCutcheon, L.D. Stetler, and S.R. Chipps. 2011. Interrelationships between fish tissue mercury concentrations and water quality for South Dakota natural lakes and impoundments. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 222:337-349
  • Rapp, T., D.A. Shuman, B.D.S. Graeb, S.R. Chips, E.J. Peters. 2011. Diet composition and feeding patterns of adult shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorhynchus) in the lower Platte River, Nebraska, U.S.A. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27:351-355.
  • Wuellner, M.R., B.D.S. Graeb, D.W. Willis, B.J. Galster, T.M. Selch, and S.R. Chipps. 2011. Competitive interactions between walleye (Sander vitreus) and smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) under various controlled conditions. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 26:299-314.
  • Chipps, S.R., and B.D.S. Graeb. 2011. Feeding ecology and bioenergetics. Pages 303-320 in B. Barton, editor. Biology and Management of Walleye and Sauger. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Pillatzki, A.E., R.D. Neiger, S.R. Chipps, K.F. Higgins, N.Thiex, and A.D. Afton. 2011. Hepatic element concentrations of lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) during spring migration in the upper Midwest. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 61:144-150
  • Hayer, C.A., S.R. Chipps, and J.J. Stone. 2011. Influence of Physiochemical and Watershed Characteristics on Mercury Concentration in Walleye, Sander vitreus, M. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 86:163-167.
  • Chipps, S. R., and B. D. S. Graeb. 2010. Ecology and management of lake food webs. Pages 395-424 in W. Hubert and M. Quist, editors. Inland fisheries management in North America, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Andvik, R. T., J. A. VanDeHey, M. J. Fincel, W. E. French, K. N. Bertrand, S. R. Chipps, R. A. Klumb, and B. D. S. Graeb. 2010. Application of non-lethal stable isotope analysis to assess feeding patterns of juvenile pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus alubs: a comparison of tissue types and sample preservation methods. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 1-5. Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Hamel, M. J., N. S. Richards, M. L. Brown, and S. R. Chipps. 2010. Avoidance of strobe lights by zooplankton. Lake and Reservoir Management 26:212-216. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Carey, M. P., K. O. Maloney, S. R. Chipps, and D. H. Wahl. 2010. Effects of littoral habitat complexity and sunfish composition on fish production. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19:466-476. Download  | 
  • Jackson, D.C., S.R. Chipps, and M.L. Brown. 2010. Fisheries education in the 21st century: challenges and approaches to training the next generation of fisheries scientists. Fisheries 35:264,301.
  • Fincel, M. J., S. R. Chipps, and R. A. Voldseth. 2010. Chemically-mediated predator inspection behavior by fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25(2):279-283. Download  | 
  • James, D. A., J. W. Wilhite, and S. R. Chipps. 2010. Influence of drought conditions on brown trout biomass and size structure in the Black Hills, South Dakota. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:791-798. Download  | 
  • James, D. A., S. H. Ranney, S. R. Chipps, and B. D. Spindler. 2010. Invertebrate composition and abundance associated with Didymosphenia geminata in a montane stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25(2):235-241. Download  | 
  • Wuellner, M. R., S. R. Chipps, D. W. Willis, and W. E. Adams Jr. 2010. Interactions between walleyes and smallmouth bass in a Missouri River reservoir with consideration of the influence of temperature and prey. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:445-463. Download  | 
  • French, W. E., B. D. S. Graeb, S. R. Chipps, K. N. Bertrand, T. M. Selch, and R. A. Klumb. 2010. Vulnerability of age-0 pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus to fish predation. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 26:6-10. Download  | 
  • Chipps, S. R., H. D. Symens, and H. Bollig. 2009. Influence of cladoceran composition and abundance on survival of age-0 paddlefish. American Fisheries Society Symposium 66:411-422. Download  | 
  • Fincel, M. J., S. R. Chipps, and D. H. Bennett. 2009. Composition and location of simulated lake-shore redds influence incubation success in kokanee, Oncorhynchus nerka. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:395-398.
  • Grohs, K. L., R. A. Klumb, S. R. Chipps, and G. A. Wanner. 2009. Ontogenetic patterns in prey use by pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River, South Dakota and Nebraska. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25:48-53.
  • Spindler, B. D., S. R. Chipps, R. A. Klumb, and M. C. Wimberly. 2009. Spatial analysis of pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus distribution in the Missouri River, South Dakota. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25:8-13.
  • Kahara, S. N., R. M. Mockler, K. F. Higgins, S. R. Chipps, and R. R. Johnson. 2009. Spatiotemporal patterns of wetland occurrence in the Prairie Pothole Region of eastern South Dakota. Wetlands 29(2):678-689.
  • Graeb, B. D. S., S. R. Chipps, D. W. Willis, J. P. Lott, R. P. Hanten, W. Nelson-Stastny, and J. W. Erickson. 2008. Walleye response to rainbow smelt population decline and liberalized angling regulations in a Missouri River reservoir. Pp 275-292 in M. S. Allen, S. Sammons, and M. J. Maceina, editors. Balancing Fisheries Management and Water Uses for Impounded River Systems. American Fisheries Society Symposium, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Schoenebeck, C. W., S. R. Chipps, and M. L. Brown. 2008. Improvement of an esocid bioenergetics model for juvenile fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1891-1897.
  • Hamel, M. J., M. L. Brown, and S. R. Chipps. 2008. Behavioral responses of rainbow smelt to in situ strobe lights. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:394-401.
  • Chipps, S. R. 2007. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences. Editor. Volume 86: 297 p.
  • Kahara, S. N., and S. R. Chipps. 2007. Predicting habitat suitability for lesser scaup (Aythya affinis) spring migrants in eastern South Dakota. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 86:229.
  • Ward, M. C., D. W. Willis, B. R. Herwig, S. R. Chipps, B. G. Parsons, J. R. Reed, M. A. Hanson. 2008. Consumption estimates of walleye stocked as fry to suppress fathead minnow populations in west-central Minnesota wetlands. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17: 59-70.
  • Chipps, S. R., and D. H. Wahl. 2008. Bioenergetics modeling in the 21st century: reviewing new insights and revising old constraints. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:298-313.
  • Strand, K. A., S. R. Chipps, S. N. Kahara, K. F. Higgins, and S. J. Vaa. 2007. Patterns of prey use by lesser scaup Aythya affinis (Aves) and diet overlap with fishes during spring migration. Hydrobiologia 595:8-17.
  • Berry, C. R. Jr., K. F. Higgins, D. W. Willis, and S. R. Chipps, editors. 2007. History of fisheries and fishing in South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre.
  • Berry, C., K. Higgins, D. Willis, and S. Chipps. 2007. South Dakota fisheries: Predictions for the next 20 years. Chapter 23, Pages 429-440 in C. Berry, K. Higgins, D. Willis, and C. Berry, editors, History of Fisheries and Fishing in south Dakota. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and parks, Pierre.
  • Richards, N. S., S. R. Chipps, and M. L. Brown. 2007. Stress response and avoidance behavior of fishes as influenced by high-frequency strobe lights. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:1310-1315.
  • Selch, T. M., and S. R. Chipps. 2007. The cost of capturing prey: measuring largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) foraging activity using glycolytic enzymes (Lactate dehydrogenase). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:1761-1769.
  • Chipps, S.R., S. Wilson, and D. Lucchesi. 2007. Small impoundments. In C. Berry, K. Higgins, D. Willis, and S. Chipps, editors. History of fisheries and fishing in South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, Pierre, South Dakota.
  • Chipps, S. R., and J. E. Garvey. 2007. Quantitative assessment of food habits and feeding patterns. Pages 473-514 in C. S. Guy and M. L. Brown, editors. Analysis and interpretation of freshwater fisheries data. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Phelps, Q. E., K. A. Powell, S. R. Chipps, and D. W. Willis. 2007. A method for determining stomach fullness for planktivorous fishes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:932-935.
  • Selch, T. M., C. W. Hoagstrom, E. J. Weimer, J. P. Duehr, and S. R. Chipps. 2007. Influence of fluctuating water levels on mercury concentrations in adult walleye. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 79:36-40.
  • Chipps. 2006. Editor, Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences 85:310 pp.
  • Ward, M. J., D. W. Willis, B. H. Miller, and S. R. Chipps. 2007. Walleye consumption and long-term population trends following gizzard shad introduction into a western South Dakota reservoir. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22:339-345.
  • Gronke, W. K., S. R. Chipps, S. J. Bandas, and K. F. Higgins. 2006. Reticulate melanism in western painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii): exploring linkages with habitat conditions and Heating rates. American Midland Naturalist 156:289-298.
  • Chipps, S. R., D. E. Hubbard, K. B. Werlin, N. J. Haugerud, K. A. Powell, J. Thompson, and T. Johnson. 2006. Association between wetland disturbance and biological attributes in floodplain wetlands. Wetlands 26:497-508.
  • Chipps, S. R. 2005. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences. Editor, Volume 83.
  • Phelps, Q. E., M. J. Ward, C. P. Paukert, S. R. Chipps, and D. W. Willis. 2005. Biotic and abiotic correlates with black bullhead population characteristics in Nebraska Sandhill lakes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 20:295-302.
  • Chipps, S. R. 2004. Editor, Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Sciences 84:369 pp.
  • Chipps, S. R., and D. H. Wahl. 2004. Development and application of a mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) bioenergetics model. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1139-1151.
  • Chipps, S. R., J. A. Dunbar, and D. H. Wahl. 2004. Phenotypic variation and vulnerability to predation in juvenile bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Oecologia 138:32-38.
  • Isermann, D. A., S. R. Chipps, and M. L. Brown. 2004. Seasonal Daphnia biomass in winterkill and nonwinterkill glacial lakes of South Dakota. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:287-292.
  • DeBates, T. J., S. R. Chipps, M. C. Ward, K. B. Werlin, and P. B. Lorenzen. 2003. Cladoceran zooplankton abundance under clear and snow-covered ice. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:169-171.
  • Holcomb, B. M., and S. R. Chipps. 2002. Zooplankton communities of Black Hills reservoirs. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 81:7-12.
  • Powell, K. A., and S. R. Chipps. 2002. Longitudinal patterns in fish community composition of upper Missouri River backwaters. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science 81:34-41.
  • Chipps, S. R., and D. H. Bennett. 2002. Evaluation of a mysis bioenergetics model. Journal of Plankton Research 24:77-82.
  • Catalano, M. J., S. R. Chipps, M. A. Bouchard, and D. H. Wahl. 2001. Evaluation of injectable fluorescent tags for marking contrarchid fishes: retention rate and effects on vulnerability to predation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:911-917.
  • Chipps, S. R., and D. H. Bennett. 2000. Zooplanktivory and nutrient regeneration by invertebrate (Mysrs relicta) and vertebrate (Oncorhynchus nerka) planktivores: implications for tropic interactions in oligotrophic lakes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:569-583.
  • Chipps, S. R., D. F. Clapp, and D. H. Wahl. 2000. Seasonal variation in routine metabolism of juvenile muskellunge: evidence for seasonal metabolic compensation in fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 56:311-318.
  • Chipps, S. R., L. M. Einfalt, and D. H. Wahl. 2000. Growth and food consumption by tiger muskellunge: effects of temperature and ration level on bioenergetic model predictions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:186-193.
  • Chipps, S. R. 1998. Temperature-dependent consumption and gut-residence time in the freshwater opossum shrimp Mysis relicta. Journal of Plankton Research 20:2401-2411.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 138

 

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Unit Leader

Steven Chipps
Dr. Steven R. Chipps, Unit Leader-Professor

I serve as the Unit Leader of the South Dakota Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit. My research interests include feeding ecology and energetics of fishes, and my students and I are currently working on trout management in the Black Hills, and pallid sturgeon ecology in the Missouri River. Originally from Virginia, I attended the University of Idaho (Ph.D.), West Virginia University (M.S.) and Davis & Elkins College (B.S.).

South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
  2. South Dakota State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute