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Dr. Paul Angermeier

Research Publications

  • Angermeier, P.L. and J.R. Karr. 2019. Ecological health indicators. Encyclopedia of Ecology (2nd
    Edition) 1: 391-401 and online Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.
    Elsevier, Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10926-1.
  • Govenor, H., L.A.H. Krometis, L. Willis, P.L. Angermeier, and W.C. Hession. 2018.
    Macroinvertebrate sensitivity thresholds for sediment in Virginia streams. Integrated Environmental
    Assessment and Management, in press.
  • Buckwalter, J.D., E.A. Frimpong, P.L. Angermeier, and J.N. Barney. 2018. Seventy years of stream-
    fish collections reveal invasions and native range contractions in an Appalachian (USA) watershed.
    Diversity and Distributions 24: 219-232.
  • Scott, L.N., A.M. Villamagna, and P.L. Angermeier. 2018. A new modeling approach to prioritize
    riparian restoration to reduce sediment loading in two Virginia river basins. Environmental
    Management https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-018-1078-6.
  • Dunham, J.B., P.L. Angermeier, S.D. Crausbay, A.E. Cravens, H. Gosnell, J. McEvoy, M.A. Moritz,
    N. Raheem, and T. Sanford. 2018. Rivers are social-ecological systems: time to integrate human
    dimensions into riverscape ecology and management. WIREs Water. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1291.
  • Argentina, J.E., P.L. Angermeier, E.M. Hallerman, and S.A. Welsh. 2018. Spatial extent of analysis influences observed patterns of population genetic structure in a widespread darter species (Percidae). Freshwater Biology 63: 1185–1198.
  • Villamagna, A.M., B. Mogollon, and P.L Angermeier. 2017. Inequity in ecosystem service delivery: socioeconomic gaps
    in the public-private conservation network Ecology and Society http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/volXX/issYY/artZZ/.
  • Jachowski, D.S., J.J. Millspaugh, P.L. Angermeier, and R. Slotow, editors. 2016. Reintroduction of
    fish and wildlife populations. University of California Press, Oakland, CA. 395 pp.
  • Jachowski, D.S., R. Slotow, P.L. Angermeier, and J. Millspaugh. 2016. The future of animal reintroduction. Chapter 15 in D.S. Jachowski, J. Millspaugh, P.L. Angermeier, and R. Slotow,
    editors. Reintroduction of fish and wildlife populations. University of California Press, Oakland, CA.
  • Dunn, C.G. and P.L. Angermeier. 2016. Development of habitat suitability indices for Candy Darter Etheostoma osburni, with validation across representative populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:1266-1281.
  • Lapointe, N.W.R., P.L. Fuller, M. Neilson, B.R. Murphy, and P.L. Angermeier. 2016. Pathways of
    fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Management of Biological Invasions
    7(3): 221-233.
  • Howeth, J.G., C.A. Gantz, P.L. Angermeier, E. A. Frimpong, M. Hoff, R.P. Keller, N.E. Mandrak, M.P. Marchetti, J.D. Olden, C.M. Romagosa, and D.M. Lodge. 2016. Predicting invasiveness of
    species in trade: climate match, trophic guild, and fecundity influence establishment and impact of nonnative freshwater fishes
    Diversity and Distributions 22: 148–160.
  • Roberts, J.H., P.L. Angermeier, and G.B. Anderson. 2016. Population viability analysis for endangered Roanoke logperch. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7:46-64.
  • Roberts, J.H., G.B. Anderson, and P.L. Angermeier. 2016. A long-term study of ecological impacts of a flood reduction project to an endangered riverine fish: lessons learned for assessment and restoration. Water 8, 240; doi:10.3390/w8060240
  • Mogollón, B., E. Frimpong, A. Hoegh, and P.L. Angermeier. 2016. An empirical assessment of which inland floods can be managed? Journal of Environmental Management 167: 38-48.
  • Mogollón, B., E. Frimpong, A. Hoegh, and P.L. Angermeier. 2016. RECENT CHANGES IN STREAM FLASHINESS AND FLOODING, AND EFFECTS OF FLOOD MANAGEMENT IN NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA . Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 1-18. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12408.
  • Mogollón, B., A.M. Villamagna, E.A. Frimpong, and P.L. Angermeier. 2016. Mapping technological
    and biophysical capacities of watersheds to regulate floods. Ecological Indicators 16: 483-499.
  • Angermeier, P.L. and A.M. Villamagna. 2015. Regulating services as measures of ecological
    Resilience on DoD lands. Final report to Department of Defense, Environmental Security
    Technology Certification Program, Project RC-201114, Arlington, VA. 93 pp. https://serdp-estcp.org/Program-Areas/Resource-Conservation-and-Climate-Change/Natural-Resources/Watershed-Processes-and-Management/RC-201114/RC-201114/(language)/eng-US
  • Angermeier, P.L. and M.J. Pinder. 2015. Viewing the status of Virginia’s environment through the lens of freshwater fishes. Virginia Journal of Science 66: 147-169.
  • Villamagna, A.M. and P.L. Angermeier. 2015. A methodology for measuring and mapping ecosystem services provided by watersheds. Pages 151-180 in L. Chícharo, F. Muller, N. Fohrer, and E. Wolanski (eds.), Ecosystem Services and River Basin Ecohydology, Springer
  • Closs, G.P., P.L. Angermeier, W. Darwall, and S. Balcombe. 2015. Why are freshwater fish so
    threatened? Pages 37-75 in G.P. Closs, M. Krkosek, and J. Olden, (eds.) Conservation of Freshwater
    Fishes. Cambridge University Press.
  • Villamagna, A.M., B. Mogollon, and P.L Angermeier. 2014. A multi-indicator framework for mapping cultural ecosystem services: the case of freshwater recreational fishing. Ecological Indicators 45: 255-265
  • Roberts, J.H., P.L. Angermeier, and E.M. Hallerman. 2013. Distance, dams and drift: What structures populations of an endangered, benthic stream fish? Freshwater Biology 58: 2050-2064
  • Villamagna, A.M., P.L Angermeier, and E.M. Bennett. 2013. Capacity, pressure, demand, and flow: a conceptual framework for analyzing ecosystem service provision and delivery. Ecological Complexity 15: 114-121 Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Lapointe, N.W.R., J. S. Odenkirk, and P.L. Angermeier. 2013. Seasonal movement, dispersal, and
    home range of Northern Snakehead Channa argus (Actinopterygii, Perciformes) in the
    Potomac River catchment. Hydrobiologia 709: 73-87
  • Roberts, J.H., P.L. Angermeier, and E.M. Hallerman. 2013. Extensive dispersal of Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) inferred from genetic marker data. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 25: 1-16.
  • Argentina, J.E., P.L. Angermeier, and E.M. Hallerman. 2013. Population ecology of variegate darter
    (Etheostoma variatum) in Virginia. Final report to Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and
    Energy, Richmond, VA. Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment Reports Series,
    Number 2. 62 pp.
  • Lapointe, N.W.R., J.T. Thorson, and P.L. Angermeier. 2012. Relative roles of natural and anthropogenic drivers of watershed invasibility in riverine ecosystems. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-012-0204-2.
  • Saylor, R.K., N.W.R. Lapointe, and P.L. Angermeier. 2012. Diet of non-native northern snakehead (Channa argus) compared to three co-occurring predators in the lower Potomac River, USA. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21: 443–452.
  • Lapointe, N., R. Pendleton, and P. Angermeier. 2012. A comparison of approaches for estimating relative impacts of nonnative fishes. environmental management 49: 82-95
  • Mattson, K.M. and P.L. Angermeier. 2011. Evaluating robustness in rank-based risk assessments of freshwater ecosystems. Submitted for USGS review.
  • Gascho-Landis, A.M., N.W.R. Lapointe, and P.L. Angermeier. 2011. Individual growth and reproductive behavior in a newly established population of northern snakehead, Potomac River, USA. Hydrobiologia 661:123-131.
  • Hitt, N.P. and P.L. Angermeier. 2011. Fish community and bioassessment responses to stream network position. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30:296-309.
  • Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2010. Comparative utility of selected frameworks for regionalizing fish-
    based bioassessment across the United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 1872-1895.
  • Lapointe, N.W.R., J.T. Thorson, and P.L. Angermeier. 2010. Seasonal meso- and microhabitat selection by northern snakehead (Channa argus) in the Potomac River system. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19:566-577.
  • Angermeier, P.L. 2010. Preface: Conservation challenges for stream fish ecologists. American Fisheries Society Symposium 73: 303-309.
  • Benejam, L., P.L. Angermeier, A. Munné, and E. García-Berthou. 2010. Assessing effects of water abstraction on fish assemblages in Mediterranean streams. Freshwater Biology 55: 628-642.
  • Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2010. Trait-based approaches in the analysis of stream fish communities. American Fisheries Society Symposium 73: 109-136.
  • Jiao, Y., N. Lapointe, P.L. Angermeier, and B. Murphy. 2009. Hierarchical demographic approaches for assessing invasion dynamics of non-indigenous species: an example using northern snakehead (Channa argus). Ecological Modelling 220: 1681-1689.
  • Kondolf, G. M., P. L. Angermeier, K. Cummins, T. Dunne, M. Healey, W. Kimmerer, P. B. Moyle, D. Murphy, D. Patten, S. Railsback, D. J. Reed, R. Spies, and R. Twiss. 2008. Projecting cumulative benefits of multiple river restoration projects: an example from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River system in California. Environmental Management 42: 933-945
  • Albanese, B., P. L. Angermeier, and J. T. Peterson. Does mobility limit rates of colonization and population recovery among stream fishes? Freshwater Biology 7:1444-1460.
  • Filipe, A.F., M.B. Araújo, I. Doadrio, P.L. Angermeier, and M.J. Collares-Pereira. 2009. Biogeography of Iberian freshwater fishes revisited: the roles of historical versus contemporary constraints. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2096-2110.
  • Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries (Bethesda) 34: 487-495.
  • Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2009. Web-based FishTraits database; available at http://www.cnr.vt.edu/fisheries/fishtraits/, NASA Global Change data portal, and USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure websites.
  • Monroe, J.B., C.V. Baxter, J.D. Olden, and P.L. Angermeier. 2009. Freshwaters in the public eye: understanding the role of images and media in aquatic conservation. Fisheries (Bethesda) 34: 581-585.
  • Nelson, K.C., M.A. Palmer, J.E. Pizzuto, G.E. Moglen, P.L. Angermeier, R.H. Hilderbrand, M.
    Dettinger, and K. Hayhoe. 2009. Forecasting the combined effects of urbanization and climate change on stream ecosystems: from impacts to management options. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 154-163.
  • P.L. Angermeier. 2008. Book reviews. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27:802-804. Review of Fish Conservation: A Guide to Understanding and Restoring Global Aquatic Biodiversity and Fishery Resources by G.S. Helfman (2007).
  • Hitt, N. P., and P. L. Angermeier. 2008. Evidence for fish dispersal from spatial analysis of stream network topology. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27(2):304-320.
  • Hitt, N.P. and P.L. Angermeier. 2008. River-stream connectivity affects fish bioassessment performance. Environmental Management 42: 132-150.
  • Roberts, J. H., A. E. Rosenberger, B. W. Albanese, and P. L. Angermeier. 2008. Movement patterns of endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17: 374-381.
  • Dutton, D. J., J. H. Roberts, P. L. Angermeier, and E. M. Hallerman. 2008. Microsatellite markers for the endangered Roanoke logperch Percina rex (Percidae) and their potential utility for other darter species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8: 831-834.
  • Hitt, N. P., and P. L. Angermeier. 2008. River-stream connectivity affects fish bioassessment performance. Environmental Management 42: 132-150.
  • Roberts, J. H., and P. L. Angermeier. 2007. Movement responses of stream fishes to introduced corridors of complex cover. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:971-978
  • Roberts, J. H., and P. L. Angermeier. 2007. Spatiotemporal variability of stream habitat and movement of three species of fish. Oecologia 151: 417-430.
  • Angermeier, P. L. 2007. The role of fish biologists in helping society build ecological sustainability. Fisheries (Bethesda) 32: 9-20.
  • Mattson, K. M., and P. L. Angermeier. 2007. Integrating human impacts and ecological integrity into a risk-based protocol for conservation planning. Environmental Management 39: 125-138.
  • Angermeier, P. L. 2005. Fish biologists as conservation educators regarding economic growth. Fisheries 30(12): 37-39.
  • Bigford, T., and 12 coauthors. 2006. Economic growth and fish conservation. Fisheries (Bethesda) 31 (8):404-409.
  • Sullivan, P. J., J. M. Acheson, P. L. Angermeier, T. Faast, J. Flemma, C. M. Jones, E. E. Knudsen, T.
    J. Minello, D. H. Secor, R. Wunderlich, and B. A. Zanetell. 2006. Defining and implementing best
    available science for fisheries and environmental science, policy, and management. American
    Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD and Estuarine Research Federation, Port Republic, MD. 30 pp.
  • Czech, B., and 12 coauthors. 2006. Economic growth, fish conservation, and the AFS: conclusion to a forum, beginning of a movement? Fisheries (Bethesda) 31(1): 40-43.
  • Hitt, N. P., and P. L. Angermeier. 2006. Effects of adjacent streams on local fish assemblage structure in western Virginia: implications for biomonitoring. American Fisheries Society Symposium 48: 75-86.
  • Sullivan, P. J., J. M. Acheson, P. L. Angermeier, T. Faast, J. Flemma, C. M. Jones, E. E. Knudsen, T. J. Minello, D. H. Secor, R. Wunderlich, and B. A. Zanetell. 2006. Defining and implementing best available science for fisheries and environmental science, policy, and management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD and Estuarine Research Federation, Port Republic, MD. 30 pp.
  • Tear, T. H., P. KAreiva, P. L. Angermeir, P. Comer, B. Czech, R. Kautz. L. Landon, D. Mehlman, K. Murphy, M. Ruckelshaus, J. M. Scott and G. Wilhere. 2005. How much is enough? The recurrent problem of setting measurable objectives in conservation. Bioscience 55: 835-849.
  • Wohl, E., P. L. Angermeier, B. Bledsoe, G. M. Kondolf, L. MacDonnell, D. M. Merritt, M. A. Palmer, N. L. Poff, and D. Tarboton. 2005. River restoration. Water Resources Research 41: W10301, doi:10. 1029/2005WR003985.
  • Wheeler, A. P., P. L. Angermeier, and A. E. Rosenberger. 2005. Impacts of new highways and subsequent landscape urbanization on stream habitat and biota. Reviews in Fisheries Science 13: 141-164.
  • Wohl, E., P. L. Angermeier, B. Bledsoe, G. M. Kondolf, L. MacDonnell, D. M. Merritt, M. A. Palmer, N. L. Poff, and D. Tarboton. 2005. River restoration. Water Resources Research W10301, doi:10.1029/2005WR003985
  • Angermeier, P. L., A. P. Wheeler, and A. E. Rosenberger. 2004. A conceptual framework for assessing impacts of roads on aquatic biota. Fisheries 29(12): 19-29.
  • Cook, R. R., P. L. Angermeier, D. S. Finn, N. L. Poff, and K. L. Krueger. 2004. Geographic variation in patterns of nestedness among local stream fish assemblages in Virginia. Oecologia 140:639-649.
  • Roberts, J. H., and P. L. Angermeier. 2004. A comparison of injectable fluorescent marks in two genera of darters: effects on survival and retention rates. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24(3): 1017-1024.
  • Angermeier, P. L., and G. Davideanu. 2004. Using fish communities to assess streams in Romania: initial development of an index of biotic integrity. Hydrobiologia 511: 65-78.
  • Czech, B., P. Angermeier, H. Daly, P. Pister, and R. Hughes. 2004. Fish conservation, sustainable fisheries, and economic growth: no more fish stories. Fisheries 29(8): 36-37.
  • Albanese, B., P. L. Angermeier, and S. Dorai-Raj. 2004. Ecological correlates of fish movement in a network of Virginia streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61: 857-869
  • Goodwin, K. R., and P. L. Angermeier. 2003. Demographic characteristics of American eel in the Potomac River drainage, Virginia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:525-537.
  • Rosenberger, A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2003. Ontogenetic shifts in habitat use by the endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex). Freshwater Biology 48:1563-1577.
  • Albanese, B., P. L. Angermeier, and C. Gowan. 2003. Designing mark-recapture studies to reduce effects of distance-weighting on movement distance distributions of stream fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:925-939.
  • Emery, E. B., T. P. Simon, F. H. McCormick, P. L. Angermeier, J. E. DeShon, C. O. Yoder, R. E. Sanders, W. D. Pearson, G. D. Hickman, R. J. Reash, and J. A. Thomas. 2003. Development of a multimetric index for assessing the biological condition of the Ohio River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:791-808.
  • Baron, J. S., N. L. Poff, P. L. Angermeier, C. N. Dahm, P. H. Gleick, N. G. Hairston, Jr., R. B. Jackson, C. A. Johnston, B. D Richter, and A. D. Steinman. 2003. Sustaining healthy freshwater ecosystems. Issues in Ecology, Number 10, 16 pp.
  • Cao. Y, D. P Larsen, R. M. Hughes, P. L. Angermeier and T. M. Patton. 2002. Sampling effort affects multivariate comparisons of stream assemblages. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 21:701-714.
  • Lamouroux, N., N. L. Poff and P. L. Angermeier. 2002. Convergence of stream fish community traits in France and Virginia (USA) along geomorphic and hydraulic gradients. Ecology 83:1792-1807.
  • Angermeier, P. L., K. L. Krueger, and C. A. Dolloff. 2002. Discontinuity in stream-fish distributions: implications for assessing and predicting species occurrence. Pp. 519-527 in J. M. Scott et al., editors. Predicting species occurrences: issues of accuracy and scale. Island Press, Covelo, CA.
  • Angermeier, P. L. 2001. Reply to Povilitis: another conservation conundrum. Conservation Biology 15:536-538.
  • Poff, N. L., P. L. Angermeier, & co-authors. 2001. Fish diversity in streams and rivers. Pages 315-349 in FS Chapin et al., eds. Global biodiversity in a changing environment: Scenarios for the 21st century. Springer-Verlag, New York.
  • Smogor, R. A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2001. Determining a regional framework for assessing biotic integrity in Virginia streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130: 18-35.
  • Jacobson, P. J., K. M. Jacobson, P. L. Angermeier, and D. S. Cherry. October 2000. Hydrological influences on soil properties along ephemeral rivers in the Namib desert. Journal of Arid Environments 45: 21-34.
  • Angermeier, P. L. 2000. The natural imperative for biological conservation. Conservation Biology 14:373-381.
  • Angermeier, P. L., R. A. Smogor, and J. R. Stauffer. 2000. Regional frameworks and candidate metrics for assessing biotic integrity in mid-Atlantic highland streams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:962-981.
  • Jacobson, P. J., K. M. Jacobson, P. L. Angermeier, and D. S. Cherry. 2000. Variation in material transport and water chemistry along a large ephemeral river in the Namib Desert. Freshw. Biol. 44:481-491.
  • Jacobson, P. J., K. M. Jacobson, P. L. Angermeier, and D. S. Cherry. 1999. Transport, retention, and ecological significance of woody debris within a large ephemeral river. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 18:429-444.
  • O'Connell, A. M. U., and P. L. Angermeier. 1999. Habitat relationships for alewife and blueback herring spawning in a Virginia stream. J. Freshw. Ecol. 14:357-370.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 72

Presentations: 118

 

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Unit Leader

Mark Ford
Mark Ford, Unit Leader

I have been unit leader since August 2010. Prior to coming to USGS and Virginia Tech, I held R&D positions with the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center, the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station and Westvaco Forest Resources.

Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute