Fisheries Abstracts

Applications of Genetic Data to Improve Management and Conservation of River Fishes and Their Habitats

Dana M. Infante, Erin Landguth, Winsor H. Lowe, Gordon Luikart, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Kim T. Scribner, and Gary E. Whelan Environmental variation and landscape features affect ecological processes in fluvial systems; however, assessing effects at management-relevant temporal and spatial scales is challenging. Genetic data can be used with landscape models and traditional ecological assessment data... Read More

Reconnecting Fragmented Sturgeon Populations in North American Rivers

Henriette I. Jager, Michael J. Parsley, Joseph J. Cech, Jr., Robert L. McLaughlin, Patrick S. Forsythe, Robert F. Elliott, and Brenda M. Pracheil The majority of large North American rivers are fragmented by dams that interrupt migrations of wide-ranging fishes like sturgeons. Reconnecting habitat is viewed as an important means of protecting sturgeon species in... Read More