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Tennessee Theses and Dissertations

  • Laske, S.M. 2017. Surface water connectivity of Arctic lakes drives patterns of fish species richness and composition, and food web structure. PhD dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 171 pp.
  • Ridgway, J.L. 2016. Sampling and Population Characteristics of Bighead Carp and Silver Carp in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Systems. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 66 pages Download
  • Lueckenhoff, L. 2015. Development of standardized visual sampling methods for assessing community metrics of unionoid mussel species and tribal groups in Missouri. M.S. thesis submitted to the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources. Columbia, MO.
  • Scholten, G.M. 2014. EVALUATING THE SPAWNING HABITAT AND CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING MORTALITY OF SAUGER IN OLD HICKORY LAKE, TENNESSEE. MS THESIS, TENNESSE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, COOKEVILLE. Download
  • Haynes, T. December, 2014. Biotic and abiotic influences on the use of Arctic lakes by fish and loons. PhD Dissertation, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK.
  • Spaulding, J.S. 2014. Behavioral thermoregulation of fishes in relation to heated effluent from a power plant on the Cumberland River, Tennessee. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. Download
  • Foley, K. May 2014. Longitudinal distribution patterns and habitat associations of juvenile coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch in tributaries of the Little Susitna River, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.
  • Brooke, C.A. 2013. Evaluating biotic integrity and spatio-temporal variation in tributary fish communities. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 45 pages Download
  • Potoka, K. 2013. Occupancy modeling as a tool for evaluating the status and distribution of darters in the Elk River, Tennessee. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 68 pages. Download
  • Warren, L.H. 2013. Spawning and nursery habitat of wild muskellunge and the fate of stocked muskellunge in middle Tennessee rivers. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 58 pages

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  • Petersen, M.J. 2012. Hooking Mortality and Assessment of Hybrid Striped Bass Fisheries in Tennessee. MS Thesis, Tennessee Techological University, Cookeville. 63 pages.
  • Gutsch, M. December 2012. Identification and characterization of juvenile coho salmon overwintering habitats and early spring outmigration in the Anchor River watershed, Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.
  • Hoem Neher, T. December 2012. The influence of estuarine and early marine habitats on the expression of life history characteristics of coho salmon smolts in southcentral Alaska. PhD Dissertation, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. A.E. Rosenberger, advisor.
  • Cole, A.J. 2011. Seasonal distribution and thermal ecology of muskellunge in Melton Hill Lake, Tennessee. MS thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 78 pages. Download
  • Collier, W. 2011. Dispersal of sonic-tagged lake sturgeon and a a compparison of smapling gears in teh upper Tennessee River. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 57 pages.
  • Mork, M. 2011. Survival and movements of large brown trout in a regulated river systems in east Tennessee. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 76 pages.
  • Barton, S. D. 2011. Life history of the Barrens Heelsplitter (Lasmigona sp.) (Bivalvia:Unionidae). MS Thesis, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville.
  • Ehlo, C. A. 2011. Population demographics and life history of the round hickorynut, Obovaria subrotunda, in the Duck River, Tennessee. MS Thesis, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville.
  • Russell, D.C. 2010. Age, growth, and sampling of lake trout in two east Tennesee reservoirs. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 47 pages
  • Ayers, S. 2010. Species status and ecology of Salvelinus in the Brooks Range of North America, with emphasis on Angayukaksurak Char (Salvelinus anaktuvukensis). Master’s Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. A.E. Rosenberger, advisor.
  • Mansfield, K.S. 2010. Lake correlates of stocked fish productivity in interior Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. A.E. Rosenberger and T. Sutton, co-advisors.
  • South-Wirth, L. 2010. Fall chum distribution and spawning habitat preferences in the Upper Tanana River. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK. A.E. Rosenberger and J. Margraf, co-advisors.
  • Ivasauskas. T. 2009. Stocking survival and dispersal of trout in reservoirs. M.S. Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.
  • Helton, J. 2009. An evaluation of non-parametric species richness estimators for mussel assemblages in the Green River, Kentucky.
  • Casto-Yerty, Michelle. 2009. Population characteristics of exploited shovelnose sturgeon and assessment of a bridge-mounted hydroacoustic array. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. 69 pp.
  • Kitterman, C. Barotrauma in saugers. 2009. M.S. Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.
  • Bergthold, C. L. Spatial and temporal variation in electrofishing catches, stocking comparison, gear comparison, and performance of rainbow trout in three Tennessee reservoirs. MS Thesis, Tennesee Technologcial University, Cookeville. 100 pp.
  • Damer, John. 2008. The fate of brook trout stocked into the Watauga River below Wilbur Dam. MS Thesis, Tennessee Techyological Universicty, Cookeville. 58 pp.

  • Jamison, N. D. 2007. Physiology, survival, and dispersal of tournament-caught largemouth bass. MS Thesis, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville.
  • Kerns, J.A. 2006. Delayed mortality and movements of paddlefish released as bycatch in the lower Tennessee River. MS Thesis, Tennessee Techological University, Cookeville. 42 pp.
  • Holbrook, C. 2006. An assessment of spawning habitat, length at maturity, and fecundity of brown trout in Tennessee reservoirs. MS Thesis, Tennesee Technological University, Cookeville. 53 pp.
  • Moles, K. 2005. Reproductive characteristics of Actinonaias ligtamentina in the upper Green River, Kentucky. M.S. Thesis, Tennessee Technological University. 64pp.
  • Shea, C. P. 2005. Fish habitat use and assemblage structure in regulated and unregulated reaches of a large southeastern warmwater stream. MS Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens.
  • Rosenberger, A. E. 2003. Multi-scale habitat use patterns by Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) in Virginia's rivers: a comparison among populations and over ontogeny. PhD Dissertation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Rosenberger, A.E. 1997. Potential of wetland tributaries as refugia for endangered fishes from nonnative predation: a case study of Lake Nabugabo, Uganda. Master’s thesis submitted to the Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Keiter, A.E. 1994. A cladistic analysis of the subfamily Bryconinae. Undergraduate senior thesis submitted to the Department of Environmental Studies, Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, MA.
 

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

 

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