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Stephen Klobucar

Stephen Klobucar Ice Fishing 2

Education

  • BS Univversity of Wisconsin-Madison 2010

Biography

Stephen received his B.S. in Zoology and Biological Aspects of Conservation, along with a certificate in Environmental Studies, from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. While at Wisconsin he worked on two separate NSF funded projects; 1) examining fish community responses to a dam removal and 2) investigating the early warning signs of an ecosystem regime shift. His current M.S. research is focused on quantifying the limitations of predatory fish growth across abiotic gradients of small impoundments in northeast Utah. He is using a large-scale manipulative experiment and various modeling techniques to approach his current research questions. While not in the field or the office, Stephen enjoys hunting, fishing, and anything else outdoors, as well as being a diehard Wisconsin Badger and Green Bay Packer fan.

Research Interests

Ecosystem Science, Aquatic Ecology, and Trophic Interactions.

Teaching Interests

Fish Ecology/Diversity, Fisheries Techniques

Research Publications

  • Klobucar, S.L., W.C. Saunders, and P. Budy. 2016. A Lota lota consumption: trophic dynamics and niche space influence of invasive Burbot in a valuable sport fishery. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Submitted 3 March, 2016, Accepted with minor revision 25 May, 2016. DOI: 10.1080/00028487.2016.1227372. USGS FSP: IP-074691.
  • Klobucar, S. and P. Budy. 2016. Consequences of seasonal variation in reservoir water level for predatory fishes: linking visual foraging and prey densities. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73: 53-6464. USGS FSP: IP-058204.

Technical Publications

  • Budy, P., S. Klobucar, L. Winters, D. Strohm, and G.P. Thiede. 2016. Crowded reservoir trophic niche space under a warmer, drier climate. Invited Presentation, Sympoisum “water Regulation and Reservoir Management in a context of global climate change”. Annual Summer Meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Santa Fe, NM, June 5-10, 2016.
  • Klobucar, S.L., and P. Budy. 2016. Consequences of seasonal variation in reservoir water level for predatory fishes: linking visual foraging and prey densities. Invited Presentation, Sympoisum “water Regulation and Reservoir Management in a context of global climate change”. Annual Summer Meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, June 6, 2016, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Klobucar, S.L., J.W. Gaeta and P. Budy. 2016. A changing menu in a changing climate? Predicting the availability of fish food in warmer arctic lakes. Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, March 22, 2016, Reno, NV.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 129

 

Contact Information

Advisor

Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
  4. Utah State University/College of Natural Resources
  5. Wildlife Management Institute