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Stephen Klobucar

Stephen Klobucar Ice Fishing 2

Education

  • BS Univversity of Wisconsin-Madison 2010

Biography

Overall, my research experiences, interests, and abilities are diverse across types of aquatic systems and levels of ecological organization. I am interested in predator-prey interactions and food web dynamics, with application to native species conservation and how freshwater ecosystems respond to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. My current research pursues questions pertaining to the direct and indirect effects of climate warming on arctic fishes and lake ecosystems-- I address these questions with a mix of field, lab, and modeling approaches in conjunction with the National Science Foundation's Arctic Long Term Ecological Research site, based out of Toolik Field Station.

Research Interests

Aquatic ecology, populations and communities of freshwater fishes, aquatic ecosystems, trophic interactions, climate change

Teaching Interests

Aquatic ecology, fish ecology and diversity, fisheries techniques, ecological modeling

Research Publications

  • Klobucar, S.L., T.W. Rodgers, and P. Budy. 2017. At the forefront: evidence of the applicability of using environmental DNA to quantify the abundance of fish populations in natural lentic waters with additional sampling considerations.
  • 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: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 127

 

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