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Tennessee Technical Publications

  • Kraus, R.T., C.K. Knight, A.M. Gorman, P.M. Kocovsky, B.C. Weidel, M.W. Rogers. 2016. Developing Fish Trophic Indicators of Climate Change for the Great Lakes. Final Report to the Department of Interior Northeast Climate Change Center and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative. IP-075680.
  • Ivasauskas, T. 2014. Biotic integrity, water quality, and the recreational fishery in the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam, 2009-2012. Final Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District. 190 pp. | Download |
  • Rogers, M.W., J.A. Kerns, D.B. Bunnell, R.M. Claramunt, P.D. Collingsworth. 2013. Exploring Life History Characteristics of Naturalized Versus Stocked Chinook Salmon. A Final Report submitted to the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. IP-061637.
  • Moles, K.M. 2013. Establish non-essential populations of two endangered mussel species in the lower French Broad River. Final Report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Moles, K.M. 2013. Population demographics of three endangered and four imperiled mussel species in the Duck River, Tennessee. Final Report submitted to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
  • Moles, K.M. 2013. Reintroduction of mussels into the Calderwood Dam bypass reach of the Little Tennessee River. Final Report submitted to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
  • Moles, K.M., and T.R. Hern. 2013. Propagation of rare mussels. Final Report submitted to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  • Russell, D.C., and P.W. Bettoli. 2011, Age, growth, and sampling of lake trout in two eastern Tennessee reservoirs. Fisheries Report 11-02, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 34 pages. | Download |
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2010. The recreational snag fishery for paddlefish in Cherokee Lake, Tennessee. Fisheries Report 10-06, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, TN. 21p. | Download |
  • Ivasauskas, T.J. and P.W. Bettoli. 2010. Movements and mortality of recently-stocked rainbow trout in Tennessee reservoirs. Fisheries Report 10-07, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, TN. 59p. | Download |
  • Peterson, J. T., C. R. Jackson, C. Shea, J. Romeis, and K. Rugel. 2010. Lower Flint River Basin Mussel Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Project, Georgia. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Social Circle, Georgia.
  • Layzer, J.B. 2009. Relationship between stream discharge and recruitment of the Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea). The Nature Conservancy. Tennessee.
  • Layzer, J.B. and K. Moles. 2009. Assessment of the fish and mussel communities in the Glenview Nature Preserve on the Green River. Green County, KY.
  • Layzer, J.B. and K. Moles. 2009. Reintroduction of the rayed bean (Villosa fabalis) into the Duck River. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. College Station, PA.
  • Casto-Yerty, M. and P.W. Bettoli. Range assessment and detection limitations of bridge-mounted hydroacoustic telemetry arrays in the Mississippi River. Fisheries Report 09-05, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 19 pages. | Download |
  • Bergthold, C. and P.W. Bettoli. 2009. Growth, diet, and sampling of rainbow trout in three Tennessee reservoirs. Fisheries Report 09-04, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 35 pages. | Download |
  • Kitterman, C.L. and P.W. Bettoli. 2009. An assessment of barotrauma and stock characteristics of Tennessee River sauger populations. Fisheries Report 09-06, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 75 pages. | Download |
  • Damer, J. and P.W. Bettoli. 2008. The fate of brook trout stocked in the Watauga River below Wilbur Dam. Fisheries Report 08-03, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 36p. | Download |
  • Jamison, N.D., P.W. Bettoli, and J.M Redding. 2007. Physiology and survival of tournament-caught largemouth bass. Fisheries Report 07-07, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 40p.
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2007. Surveys of the trout fisheries in the Watauga River and South Fork of the Holston River, March-October 2007. Fisheries Report 07-07, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 41p. | Download |
  • Bettoli, P.W., J. Kerns, and G.D. Scholten. 2007. Delayed mortality and movements of paddlefish released as bycatch. Final Report to the Division of Scientific Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. 36p. | Download |
  • Holbrook, C. and P.W. Bettoli. 2006. Spawning habitat, length at maturity, and fecundity of brown trout in Tennessee tailwaters. Fisheries Report 06-11, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 42p. | Download |
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2006. Clinch River creel survey results: April-October 2006. Fisheries Report 06-08, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 18p.
  • Bikash, S., V.S. Neary, and P.W. Bettoli. 2006. Feasiblity study of trout habitat enhancement in the Caney Fork River using bolder clusters. Fisheries Report 06-10, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 67p.
  • Layzer, J.B. 2004. Maintenance of captive populations of endangered freshwater mussels. Final Report, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, Tennessee. 5p.
  • Layzer, J.B. 2004. Recovery of the endangered Ringpink Obovaia retusa. Final Report, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 4p.
  • Layzer, J.B. 2004. Enhancement of endangered mussels in Horse Lick Creek. Final Report, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. 15pp.
  • Layzer, J.B. and J.W. Simmons. 2004. Structure and stability of bluemask darter populations. Final report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 60pp.
  • Layzer, J.B., D.L. Ragland, and L.M. Madison. 2004. Reintroduction of endangered mussels and perfection of methods for the establishment of experimental populations. Final Report, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 49pp.
  • Layzer, J.B., T.R. Brady, and L.M. Madison. 2002. Propagation of endangered mussels at fish hatcheries. Final Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 78pp.
  • Smith, E.K., J. Gunderson, and J.B. Layzer. 2006. Gene flow among seemingly isolated populations of the endangered bluemask darter, Etheostoma (Doration) sp. Final Report, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, Tennessee. 61pp.
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2005. Survey of the trout fishery in the Hiwassee River. Fisheries Report 05-11, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 20p.
  • Bettoli, P.W. and G.D. Scholten. 2005. Assessment of overfishing and bycatch for an exploited paddlefish population in the lower Tennessee River. Final Report, Division of Scientific Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. 64p. | Download |
  • Goldsworthy, C. and P.W. Bettoli. 2005. The fate of stocked Barrens topminnows Fundulus julisia (Fundulidae) and status of wild populations. Final Report, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 48p. | Download |
  • Kaintz, M.A. and P.W. Bettoli. 2005. Black bass tournament activity and initial mortality on middle Tennessee reservoirs. Fisheries Report 05-12, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 49p.
  • Meerbeek, J. and P.W. Bettoli. 2005. Survival, growth, condition, and diet of stocked brown trout in five Tennessee tailwaters. Fisheries Report 05-05, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 73p. | Download |
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2004. Survey of the trout fishery in the Caney Fork River: March-October, 2003. Fisheries Report 04-10, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 25p. | Download |
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2004. Creel survey and smallmouth bass population assessment in Smith Fork Creek. Fisheries Report 04-09, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 22p.
  • Bettoli, P.W., C.A. Goldsworthy, and A.B. Johnson. 2004. Field assessment of the Barrens topminnow reintroduction program, 2001-2003. An interim report submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and The Tennessee Nature Conservancy. 42p. | Download |
  • Layzer, J.B., E.M. Scott, Jr., J.M. Howard, and J.K. Farmer. 2004. Reintroduction of freshwater mussels into the Tennessee River and its major tributaries. Final Report, U.S. Geological Survey, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Cookeville, Tennessee. 157pp.
  • Hoffman, K.J., and P.W. Bettoli. 2003. Recruitment variability, status of largemouth bass populations, and stoking efficacy in Tennessee River impoundments. Fisheries Report 03-25, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 61p. | Download |
  • S.L. Surgenor and J.B. Layzer. 2003. Survival of artificially propagated juvenile mussels. Final Report, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville, TN. 52pp.
  • Brady, T.R., A.L. Currie, and J.B. Layzer. 2003. Development and transfer of technology to propagate and culture mussels at the Dale Hollow and Wolf Creek National Fish Hatcheries. Final Report, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cookeville, Tennessee. 15pp.
  • Layzer, J.B., B. Adair, S. Saha, LM. Woods, and T.R. Brady. 2002. Life history of the Bluemask darter and the Cumberland pigtoe, Phase I: Microhabitats and Host Identification. Final Report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cookeville, TN. 31p
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2002. Creel survey of the North Fork of the Holston River. Final Report to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. | Download |
  • Bettoli, P.W. 2001. Creel surveys on the Duck and Elk Rivers. Final Report submitted to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville. 25p.
  • Vandergoot, C.J. and P.W. Bettoli. 2001. Evaluation of current management practices and assessment of recruitment, growth and condition of walleyes in Tennessee reservoirs. Fisheries Report 01-44 to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Nashville
  • Vandergoot, C.S., D.C. Honeyfield, and P.W. Bettoli. 2001. An investigation of reproduction and early mortality syndrome in Tennessee walleye populations. Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Martin, R. and J.B. Layzer. 2001. Movements, habitat use, and survival of captive-reared lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) released into the upper Tennessee river system. Final Report submitted to USGS, Biological Resources Division. 68p
  • Layzer, J.B. 2000. Book Review - Instream flow protection: Seeking a balance in western water use. By D.M. Gillilan and T.C. Brown. Island Press, Washington, DC. 1997. 410pp. In: Fisheries 25(1):42
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 48

Presentations: 86

 

Featured Tech Publication

A legally-snagged paddlefish in the recreatioanl fishery in the headwaters of Cherokee Lake Paddlefish snag fishery

Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Tennessee Technological University
  2. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey