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John Chick, PhD

Field Station Director, Illinois Natural History Survey
Staff Member, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center

John Chick

Education

1992 - 1997 University of Georgia; Ph.D. in Ecology. Dissertation: A spatial extension of the match/mismatch hypothesis and its relevance to striped bass populations.

1989 - 1992 University of Florida; M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Thesis: Aquatic macrophyte types as individual microhabitats: the distribution of juvenile and forage fishes in selected littoral habitats of Lake Okeechobee.

1983 - 1988 University of Massachusetts; B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology.

Honors

Best Presentation Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 2007

Certificate of Appreciation Mississippi River Research Consortium - for service as president 2007

Cooperative Conservation Award U.S. Department of the Interior - for service to the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program 2007

Outstanding New Employee Illinois Natural History Survey 2002

Best Presentation Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 1999

Best Student Presentation South Carolina Fisheries Workers Association 1997

Best Student Presentation Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 1996

EPRI Fellow Electric Power Research Institute Fellowship 1992 - 1996

Graduate Student of the Year Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, 1991

William Maier Jr. Scholarship Florida Aquatic Plant Management Society 1991

Best Student Presentation Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 1991

Outstanding Senior in Fisheries Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts, 1987

Experience

2007 - present Adjunct Professor. Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Mentor graduate students in the field of aquatic ecology and fisheries. Teach courses in aquatic ecology, river ecology, and fisheries.

2006 - 2009 Section Leader - DECS Field Station and Ecosystem Science Section. Illinois Natural History Survey. Hold meetings with principal investigators of the section, represent the section on the INHS Senior Management Team, conduct annual evaluations of section principal investigators.

2005 - present Affiliate, Field Station Director - National Great Rivers Research and Education Center.

Direct and coordinate activities of researchers using NGRREC facilities. Act as a liaison between NGRREC, INHS and IDNR personnel managing and conducting research on large rivers.

2001 - present Adjunct Professor. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Mentor graduate students in the field of aquatic ecology and fisheries. Teach courses in aquatic ecology, river ecology, and fisheries.

2000 - present Director - Great Rivers Field Station. Illinois Natural History Survey.

Associate Professional Scientist (2005 to present)

Assistant Professional Scientist (2000 - 2005)

Direct the daily operations of a biological field station conducting long-term ecological monitoring of the Mississippi River. Responsibilities - supervision employees (twelve or more); preparation and oversight of budget and expenses; preparation of grant proposals, research publications, and technical reports.

1997 - 2000 Postdoctoral Research Associate. Department of Biology, Florida International University. Supervisor - Dr. Joel Trexler. Established a research program examining the distribution and ecology of large fishes in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Responsibilities - collection and analysis of data; preparation of technical reports, research publications, and proposals.

1992 - 1997 Graduate Research Assistant. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia. Supervisor - Dr. Michael Van Den Avyle. Developed a research program to examine the effects of zooplankton variability on the foraging, growth, and survival of larval striped bass in Lake Marion, SC. Responsibilities - collection and analysis of data; preparation of technical reports, research publications, and proposals; supervision of technicians.

1996 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Division of Biological Sciences, University of Georgia. Supervisor - Dr. William Mathews. Course - Biology for Middle School Teachers.


1992 Biological Technician. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fisheries Research Center, Gainesville, FL. Supervisor - Dr. Jim Williams. Conducted research on the introduction of non-native fishes to Florida; collected fishes and freshwater mussels from several southeastern river systems.

1989 - 1992 Graduate Research Assistant. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida. Supervisor - Dr. Carole McIvor. Designed and conducted field and laboratory experiments investigating the habitat use of larval, juvenile and forage fishes in Lake Okeechobee. Responsibilities - collection and analysis of data; preparation of technical reports, research publications, and proposals; supervision of technicians.

1991 Graduate Teaching Assistant. Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida. Supervisor - Dr. Dan Canfield. Course - Fisheries Management and Ecology.

1988-1989 Fisheries Technician. Massachusetts Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Massachusetts. Supervisor - Dr. Boyd Kynard. Assisted with field research on projects investigating acid rain impacts on aquatic invertebrates, the vertical distribution of juvenile clupeids, and distribution of shortnose sturgeon.

1987 Undergraduate Lab Assistant. Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, University of Massachusetts. Supervisor - Dr. Linda Deegan. Conducted laboratory analysis of the lipid content of arctic grayling.

Research Support

2010 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River: Request for fiscal year 2010 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/09 to 09/30/10. $316,082.

2010 The Long-term Illinois, Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash River Fish Population Monitoring Program - Segment 22 (USFWS, Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration) Principal Investigator: Mike McClelland (Co-PI's Gregory G. Sass and John H. Chick) 7/1/2010 to 06/30/2011. $589,333.

2009 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River : Request for fiscal year 2009 funds - Second Half. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 04/01/09 to 09/30/09. $161,952.

2009 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River: Request for fiscal year 2009 funds - First Half. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/08 to 03/31/09. $150,648.

2009 Long-term Illinois and Mississippi River fish population monitoring program (USFWS, Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration) Principal Investigator: Mike McClelland (Co-PI's Gregory G. Sass and John H. Chick) 7/1/2009 to 06/30/2010. - $148,760

2009 Long-term Illinois and Mississippi River fish population monitoring program -Supplemental Funding for Segment 21 (USFWS, Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration) Principal Investigator: Mike McClelland (Co-PI's Gregory G. Sass and John H. Chick) 7/1/2009 to 06/30/2010.- $238,950

2008 Ecosystem-scale evaluations of the effectiveness of sound-bubble barriers to prevent spread of bighead and silver carp. NOAA National Sea Grant. Principal Investigator: Gregory G. Sass (CO-PI - J.H. Chick). 08/01/2008 to 07/31/2010. $200,000.

2008 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River : Request for fiscal year 2008 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/07 to 12/31/08. $311,039.

2008 The Illinois Chorus Frog (Pseudacris illinoensis) and wetland mitigation: What has worked? IL State Wildlife Initiative Grant (IDNR). Principal Investigator: John K. Tucker and John H. Chick. 06/04/07 to 05/31/08. $57,567

2007 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River : Request for fiscal year 2007 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/06 to 12/31/07. $365,468.

2007 LTRMP Additional Program Element 3--Testing the Fundamental Assumption Underlying the Use of LTRMP Fish Data: does Variation in LTRMP CPUE Data Reflect Variation in the Abundance of Fishes. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/2006 to 12/31/2007. $99,501.

2007 LTRMP Additional Program Element 2 Asian Carp Effects on Zooplankton Abundance and Composition in Backwater Lakes . United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 04/01/07 - 03/31/08 . $41,963.

2007 LTRMP Additional Program Element 12 Ecological Assessment of High Quality UMRS Floodplain Forests. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 06/01/07 - 12/31/07 . $114,463.

2006 Factors affecting establishment and growth of aquatic vegetation in Swan Lake . United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Two Rivers Refuge. Principal Investigators: Principal Investigator: John H. Chick and Chad R. Dolan. 05/01/06 - 12/31/06. $3,500.

2006 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Great River Ecosystems (EMAP-GRE) - INHS/ILRBS Field Work. United States Environmental Protection Agency - through the United State Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick and Matt O'Hara. 1/01/06 to 12/31/06. $67,047.

2006 Illinois River Basin Watershed Assessment and Indicator Development. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick and Michael McClelland 10/01/04 to 03/31/07. $125,004.

2006 Plankton and biogeochmical indicators of reference conditions in great rivers:

analyses for the EPA EMAP program. United States Environmental Protection Agency - through the United State Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 08/15/06 - 08/14/08. $241,853 .

2006 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Great River Ecosystems (EMAP-GRE) - INHS/GRFS Field Work. United States Environmental Protection Agency - through the United State Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 1/01/06 to 12/31/06. $90,124.

2006 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River : Request for fiscal year 2006 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/05 to 12/30/06. $295,689.

2006 Long Term Resource Monitoring on La Grange Reach, FY'06. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick and Matt O'Hara. 10/01/05 to 12/30/06. $290,747.

2005 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River: Request for fiscal year 2005 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/04 to 12/30/05. $270,312.

2004 Analysis of Zooplankton, Chlorophyll-a, and Biogeochemical Samples for the Great Rivers EMAP. United States Environmental Protection Agency - through the United State Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 09/01/04 - 8/31/06. $441,984.

2004 EMAP Monitoring on the Mississippi River. United States Environmental Protection Agency - through the United State Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/03 to 12/31/05. $147,878.

2004 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River: Request for fiscal year 2004 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/03 to 12/30/04. $305,657.

2004 Swan Lake habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project: Post-Project ecological monitoring. US Army Corps of Engineers through Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 01/01/2004 - 9/30/2006. $236,449.

2003 Illinois Natural History Survey Special Funding and Seed Grants. Travel support for proposal writing $1,000.

2003 Support of Long Term Resource Monitoring Program sampling in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center. 06/01/2003 - 12/30/2003. $30,000.

2003 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River: Request for fiscal year 2003 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/02 to 12/30/03. $170,932.

2002 Long term resource monitoring on pool 26, Mississippi River: Request for fiscal year 2002 funds. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. Principal Investigator: John H. Chick. 10/01/01 to 12/30/02. $328,398.

2002 EMP Habitat Rehabilitation Project Vegetation Monitoring on Mississippi River Pool 26. Principal Investigator: Robert J. Cosgriff (Co-PI - J. H. Chick) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. 5/15/02 to 11/01/02. $37,714

2002 - 2004 Bighead carp in the Upper Mississippi River: competition with native filter-feeding fishes and potential threats to the Great Lakes. (Co-PI - M. A. Pegg) NOAA Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program. $ 90,962

2001 - 2002 Long Term Resource Monitoring on Mississippi River Pool 26. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division; Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center. $378,398.

2001 - 2003 Aquatic nuisance species: an evaluation of barriers for preventing the spread of bighead carp to the Great Lakes. Principal Investgator: Mark A. Pegg (Co-PI - J.H. Chick) NOAA National Sea Grant College Program. $ 101,453

2001 - 2002 Long Term Resource Monitoring Program: Out-of-Pool Analysis. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division; Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center. $30,000

2000 - 2001 Long Term Resource Monitoring on Mississippi River Pool 26. United States Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division; Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center. $378,200.

1998 - 1999 Spatial distribution and trophic ecology of large fishes in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Six month fellowship funded by Florida International University's Tropical Biology New Investigator Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 1998; 12 month fellowship funded in 1999. $ 37,500.

1992 - 1996. A spatial extension of the match/mismatch hypothesis and its relevance to striped bass in Lake Marion, SC. Fellowship funded by The Electric Power Research Institute. Proposal No. IN30023. (With - M.J. Van Den Avyle) $ 96,626.

1991 - 1992. Larval and juvenile fish investigations in Lake Okeechobee. Funded by The South Florida Water Management District. (PI - C.C. McIvor; Co-authored two proposal extensions) $ 48,000.

Publications

Research

Timmermann, T.R., C.R. Dolan, and J.H. Chick. In Press. Assessment of backwater lake management strategies based on the diets of five riverine fishes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology.

Lamer, J.T., C.R. Dolan, J.L. Petersen, J.H. Chick, and J.M. Epifanio. 2010. Introgressive Hybridization between bighead carp and silver carp in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1452-1461.

Pegg, M.A. and J.H. Chick. 2010 . Chapter 10: Habitat Improvement in Altered Systems. Pages 295-324 in W.A. Hubert and M. Quist (editors) Inland Fisheries Management in North America, 3 rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Chick, J.H., A.P. Levchuk, K.A. Medley, and J.H. Havel. 2010. Underestimation of rotifer abundance a much greater problem than previously appreciated. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 8:79-87.

Pegg, M.A., J.H. Chick, and B.M. Pracheil. 2009. The influence of non-native species on paddlefish. Pages 185 - 201 in C.P. Paukert and G.D. Scholten, editors. Paddlefish management, propagation, and convervation in the 21 st century: building from 20 years of research and management. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 66, Bethedsa, Maryland.

Rogowski, D.L., D.J. Soucek, J.M. Levengood, S.R. Johnson, J.H. Chick, J.M. Dettmers, M.A. Pegg, and J.M. Epifanio. 2009. Contaminant concentrations in Asian carps, invasive species in the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 157: 211-22.

Sampson, S.J., Chick, J.H., and M.A. Pegg . 2009 . Diet overlap among two Asian carp and three native fishes in backwater lakes on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Biological Invasions 11:483-496.

Chick, J.H., P. Geddes, and J.C. Trexler. 2008. Periphyton mat structure mediates trophic interactions in a subtropical marsh. Wetlands 28:378-389.

Chick, J. H., M. A. Pegg, and T. M. Koel. 2006. Spatial patterns of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River System: Assessing fragmentation by low-head dams. River Research and Applications 22:413-427.

Taylor , R.M., M.A. Pegg, and J.H. Chick. 2005. Response of bighead carp to a bioacoustic behavioural fish guidance system. Fisheries Management and Ecology 12:283-286.

Chick, J. H., C. R. Ruetz III, and J. C. Trexler. 2004. Spatial scale and abundance patterns of large fish communities in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Wetlands 24:652-664.

Gaff, H., J. Chick, J. Trexler, D. DeAngelis, L. Gross, and R. Salinas. 2004. Evaluation of and insights from ALFISH: a spatially explicit, landscape-level simulation of fish populations in the Everglades. Hydrobiologia 520:73-87.

Chick, J. H., R. J. Cosgriff, and L. S. Gittinger. 2003. Fish as potential dispersal agents for floodplain plants: first evidence in North America. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60:1437-1439.

Chick, J. H., R. J. Maher, B. M. Brooks, and M. R. Thomas. 2003. First black carp captured in the U.S. Science 300:1876-1877.

Taylor, R. M., M. A. Pegg, and J. H. Chick. 2003. Some observations on the effectiveness of two behavioral fish guidance systems for preventing the spread of bighead carp to the Great Lakes. Aquatic Invaders 14:1-5.

Trexler, J. C., W. F. Loftus, and J. H. Chick. 2003. Setting and monitoring restoration goals in the absence of historical data: the case of fishes in the Florida Everglades. Pages 351-376 In D. E. Busch and J. C. Trexler (editors) Monitoring Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary approaches for evaluating ecoregional initiatives. Island Press, Washington, D. C.

Chick, J.H. and M.A. Pegg. 2001. Invasive carp in the Mississippi River Basin. Science 292:2250-2251.

Trexler, J.C., W.F. Loftus, F. Jordan, J.H. Chick, K.L. Kandl, T.C. McElroy, and O. Bass. 2001 . Ecological Scale and its Implications for freshwater fishes in the Florida Everglades. Pages 153-181. In J.W. Porter and K.G. Porter (editors). The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook . CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Trexler, J.C., W.F. Loftus, F. Jordan, J. Lorenz, J.H. Chick., and R.M. Kobza. 2000 . Empirical assessment of fish introductions in a subtropical wetland ecosystem: an evaluation of contrasting views. Biological Invasions 2:265-277.

Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. 2000. Effects of feeding ration on larval swimming speed and responsiveness to predator attacks: implications for cohort survival. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:1-11.

Chick, J.H., S. Coyne, and J. C. Trexler. 1999. Effectiveness of airboat electrofishing for sampling fishes in shallow vegetated habitats. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:957-967.

Turner, A.M., J.C. Trexler, C.F. Jordan, S.J. Slack, P. Geddes, J.H. Chick, and W.F. Loftus. 1999. Targeting ecosystem features for conservation: standing crops in the Florida Everglades. Conservation Biology 13:898-911.

Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. 1999. Effects of zooplankton spatial variation on growth of larval striped bass: An experimental approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:339-351.

Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. 1999. Zooplankton variability and larval striped bass foraging: evaluating potential match/mismatch regulation. Ecological Applications 9:320-334.

Chick, J.H. and C.C. McIvor. 1997. Habitat selection of three littoral zone fishes: effects of predation pressure, plant density, and macrophyte type. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 6:27-35.

Chick, J.H. and C.C. McIvor. 1994. Patterns in the abundance and composition of fishes among beds of different macrophytes: viewing a littoral zone as a landscape. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 51: 2873-2882.

Chick, J.H., F. Jordan, J.P. Smith, and C.C. McIvor. 1992. A comparison of four enclosure traps and methods used to sample fishes in aquatic macrophytes. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 7:353-361.

Essays, Critiques, and Popular Articles

Chick, J.H. Field stations of the Illinois Natural History Survey. Outdoor Illinois, September 2008.

Dolan, C.R., Lamer, J.T., Chick, J.H., and J.M. Epifanio. Hybridization between bighead and silver carp in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Illinois Natural History Survey Report No. 393. Autumn 2007.

Chick, J. H. EMP, LTRMP funding on "roller coaster." Mississippi Monitor. October/November 2004.

Chick, J. H., E. J. Gittinger, and E. N. Ratcliff. Highlights of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program at the INHS Great Rivers Field Station. Illinois Natural History Survey Report. Spring 2004.

Chick, J. H. Asian Carp in the Upper Mississippi River System. Illinois Natural History Survey Report. Spring 2002.

Chick, J.H. and C.A. Jennings. 1999. Are the services of fisheries scientists undervalued? Fisheries 24(2):22-23.

Chick, J. 1998. A window into the mind of an influential fisheries scientist: for those who would care to look. (Book Critique) Environmental Biology of Fishes 51:461-463.

Chick, J.H. 1996. Keeping Criticism Constructive (Student's Angle article). Fisheries 21(12):36 .

Publications in Preparation

Chick, J.H., P.R. Minchin, B. Ickes, M.A. Pegg, and V.A. Barko. In Prep. Standardizing catch-per-unit-effort data from multiple gears for community level analyses. Target Journal: Fisheries.

Chick, J.H., B. Ickes, M.A. Pegg, V.A. Barko, R.A. Hrabik, and David P. Herzog. In Prep. Spatial structure and temporal variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River. Target Journal: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Chick, J. H., Gittinger, E. J., Gittinger, L. S., Cosgriff, R. J., and E. Ratcliff. In Prep. Twelve years of monitoring data on fishes, water quality, aquatic vegetation, and invertebrates in Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Target Journal: Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey.

Technical Reports

Johnson, B.J and K.H. Hagerty. 2009. Status and trends of selected resources of the Upper Mississippi River System: A synthesis report of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program. U.S. Geological Survey, La Crosse, WI. (J.H. Chick - Section Author for Chapter 2.88. Recreationally Harvested Native Fishes, and Chapter 2.8.9. Commercially Harveted Native Fishes)

Tucker, J. K., and J. H. Chick. 2008. The Illinois Chorus Frog (Pseudacris illinoensis) and wetland mitigation: What has worked? Final Report to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, State Wildlife Grant Project.

Ickes, B. S., M. C. Bowler, A. D. Bartels, D. J. Kirby, S. DeLain, J. H. Chick, V. A. Barko, K. S. Irons, and M. A. Pegg. 2005. Multiyear synthesis of the fish component from 1993 to 2002 for the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program. U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin. LTRMP 2005-T005. 60 pp. + CD-ROM (Appendixes A-E). (Note: peer-reviewed report)

Chick, J. H., B. S. Ickes, M. A. Pegg, V. A. Barko, R. A. Hrabik, and D. P. Herzog. 2005. Spatial structure and temporal variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River System. U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, May 2005. LTRMP Technical Report 2005-T004. 15 pp. (Note: peer-reviewed report)

Barko, V.A., B.S. Ickes, D.P. Herzog, R.A. Hrabik, J.H. Chick, and M.A. Pegg. 2005. Spatial, temporal, and environmental trends of fish assemblages within six reaches of the Upper Mississippi River. U. S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse, WI. LTRMP Technical Report 2005-T002. (Note: peer-reviewed report)

Chick, J. H., and M. A. Pegg. 2004. Long Term Resource Monitoring Program outpool fisheries analysis: Final report. U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, March 2004. LTRMP 2004-T001. (Note: peer-reviewed report)

Taylor, R. M., M. A. Pegg, and J. H. Chick. 2002. Aquatic nuisance species, an evaluation of barriers for preventing the spread of bighead carp to the Great Lakes. Final report submitted to the International Joint Commission, Washington, D.C.

Trexler, J.C., J.H. Chick, and J. Pechmann. 1999. Third annual report: fish and aquatic macroinvertebrate monitoring studies in Taylor Slough. Cooperative agreement CA-5280-6-9011, Everglades National Park, US Department of the Interior. (Annual reports also written in 1998 and 1997).

Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. 1995. A spatial extension of the match/mismatch hypothesis and its relevance to striped bass in Lake Marion, SC. Annual report to the Electric Power Research Institute. Sport Fishing Institute, EPRI Fellowship Program, Washington, D.C. (Annual reports also written in 1993 and 1994).

McIvor, C.C. and J.H. Chick. 1993. Larval and juvenile fish investigations in Lake Okeechobee. In Shireman, J.V., Collopy, M.W., Crisman, T.L. & E.J. Phlips (eds.): Ecological Studies of the Littoral and Pelagic Systems of Lake Okeechobee. Final Report to the South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL.

Presentations

Invited Lectures

2010 Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Springfield, Illinois

2010 Great Lakes Joint Meeting, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

2009 Missouri State University, Department of Biology

2009 Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences

2008 Yangtze River Fishery Resources Management Committee, Shanghai, China

2008 Southwest China Normal University, Chongqing, China

2008 Changjiang Water Resources Commission, Wuhan, China

2007 Washington University, Tyson Research Center

2007 University of Illinois, Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2005 University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources

2004 University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology

2004 Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program Research Symposium

2004 National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (First Annual Symposium)

2004 Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

2003 USEPA National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Duluth, MN.

2003 Illinois Board of Natural Resources, Alton, IL.

2003 National Research Council, Committee to Review the USACOE Navigation Feasibility Study

2002 University of Georgia, Institute of Ecology

2001 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Department of Biology

2001 Western Kentucky University, Department of Biology

1999 Loyola University New Orleans, Department of Biological Sciences

1999 Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences

1998 Florida International University, Department of Biological Sciences.

1995 South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Eastover, SC.

1993 Workshop for the EPRI CompMech Striped Bass Project, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, New York.

1993 University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources.

Contributed Papers (selected)

2010 Gittinger, E.J., and J.H. Chick. Testing fish lockage as a means of fish passage through Melvin Price Locks and Dam (26) on the Mississippi River. Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Rend Lake, IL (Poster)

2010 Ratcliff, E.N., T.M. O'Hara, and J.H. Chick. 2010. Evolution of LTRMP fish sampling: beginning a new decade. Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Rend Lake, IL (Poster)

2009 Lubinski, B.J., E.N. Ratcliff, E.J. Gittinger, L.S. Gittinger, and J.H. Chick. Changes in fish and water quality paramerters during extreme flood years and non-flood years in Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Mississippi River Research Consortium 41st Annual Meeting, 2009.

2009 Chick, J.H. The potential for international collaborative monitoring and research: perspectives of a river science center. Annual Meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, La Crosse, WI. (invited presentation)

2008 Chick, J.H., Dolan, C.R., Ratcliff, E.N., Gittinger, E.J., Barko, V.A., and B.S. Ickes. Testing the fundamental assumption underlying the use of LTRMP fish data: does variation in LTRMP CPUE data reflect variation in the abundance of fishes. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, Dubuque, Iowa.

2007 Chick, J. H., Soeken-Gittinger, L.A., Ratcliff, E.N., Gittinger, E.J. and B.J. Lubinski. Relationship between community structure of YOY fishes and water quality variables from pool 26 of the Upper Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2007 Dolan, C. R., Lamer, J. T. and J. H. Chick. Swan Lake habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project (HREP): post-project biological and physical response monitoring. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2007 Levchuk, A.P., and J.H. Chick. Zooplankton of the upper mississippi river: spatial patterns of community structure and the inshore retention concept. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2007 Lamer, J.T., Dolan, C.R., Chick, J.H., and J.M. Epifanio. Hybridization between silver and bighead carp in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2007 Lubinski, B. J., E.N. Ratcliff, L.S. Gittinger, and J.H. Chick. The effects of drought-like conditions on fish and water quality parameters in Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2007 Chick, J. H., Soeken-Gittinger, L.A., Ratcliff, E.N., Gittinger, E.J. and B.J. Lubinski. Relationship between community structure of YOY fishes and water quality variables from pool 26 of the Upper Mississippi River. Annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Findlay, Illinois.

2007 Dolan, C. R., Lamer, J. T. and J. H. Chick. Swan Lake habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project (HREP): post-project biological and physical response monitoring. Annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Findlay, Illinois.

2007 Lamer, J.T., Dolan, C.R., Chick, J.H., and J.M. Epifanio. Hybridization between silver and bighead carp in the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Findlay, Illinois.

2007 Lubinski, B. J., E.N. Ratcliff, L.S. Gittinger, and J.H. Chick. The effects of drought-like conditions on fish and water quality parameters in Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Findlay, Illinois.

2007 Gittinger, E.J., R.J. Cosgriff, L.A. Gittinger, B.J. Lubinski, E.N., Ratcliff, J.K. Tucker, S. Sampson, and J.H. Chick. The Great Rivers Field Station: Past, Present and Future Highlights from over a Decade of Monitoring Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Findlay, Illinois. (poster)

2007 O'Connell, M.T., A.M. Uzee-O'Connell, V.A. Barko, and J.H. Chick. Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (H. nobilis) in the Mississippi River Basin; occurrence data and dispersal patterns. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, Missouri. (poster)

2006 Sampson, S.J., J. H. Chick, and M.A. Pegg. Dietary overlap of Asian carp and native filter feeding fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System. The Invasive Asian Carps in North America: A Forum to Understand the Biology and Manage the Problem. Peoria, Illinois.

2006 Barko, V.A., J.H. Chick, M.T. O'Connell, and A. M. Uzee O'Connell. Use of long-term monitoring data to evaluate potential impacts of Asian carp on native filter-feeding fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System. The Invasive Asian Carps in North America: A Forum to Understand the Biology and Manage the Problem. Peoria, Illinois. (poster)

2006 Lamer, J.T., C.R. Dolan, J.H. Chick, and J.M. Epifanio. Hybridization between silver and bighead carp in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. The Invasive Asian Carps in North America: A Forum to Understand the Biology and Manage the Problem. Peoria, Illinois. (poster)

2006 O'Connell, M.T., A.M. Uzee O'Connell, V.A. Barko, and J.H. Chick. Silver carp (Hypothalmichthys molitrix) and bighead carp (H. nobilis) in the Mississippi River Basin: Occurrence data and dispersal patterns. The Invasive Asian Carps in North America: A Forum to Understand the Biology and Manage the Problem. Peoria, Illinois. (poster)

2006 Pegg, M.A., and J.H. Chick. Use of a bioacoustic fish fence to prevent the spread of Asian carp to the Great Lakes: importance of acoustic signal specificity. The Invasive Asian Carps in North America: A Forum to Understand the Biology and Manage the Problem. Peoria, Illinois. (poster)

2006 Chick, J.H., R.J. Cosgriff, and L.S. Gittinger. Fish as potential dispersal agents for floodplain plants: fist evidence in North America. the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Memphis, Tennessee

2006 Dolan, C.R., J.T. Lamer, and J.H. Chick. Swan Lake habitat rehabilitation and enhancement project (HREP): post-project biological and physical response monitoring. the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Memphis, Tennessee.

2006 Levchuk, A.P., J.E. Havel, J.D. Jack, K.A. Medley, and J.H. Chick. Effects of mesh size on density estimates of copepods, cladocerans, and rotifers. the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Memphis, Tennessee.

2006 Ruetz, C.R., J.C. Trexler, N.J. Dorn, J.H. Chick, and W.L. Loftus. Seasonal use of alligator ponds by wetland fishes: dealing with drought. the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Memphis, Tennessee.

2006 Timmermann, T.R., C.R. Dolan, and J.H. Chick. Changes in backwater lake habitat reflected in the diet of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Swan Lake, Calhoun County, Illinois. the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Memphis, Tennessee.

2006 Levchuk, A.P., J.H. Chick, K.A. Medley, J.E. Havel, J.D. Jack. Effects of mesh size on density estimates of copepods, cladocerans, and rotifers. Annual Meeting of the MRRC, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2006 Timmerman, T., C.R. Dolan, J.H. Chick . Habitat changes reflected in the diets of common carp (cyprinus carpio) from Swan Lake, Calhoun County, Illinois. Annual Meeting of the MRRC, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2006 Levchuk, A.P., J.E. Havel, J.D. Jack, K.A. Medley, J.H. Chick. Enumeration of Zooplankton Samples: Effects of Mesh Size on Density Estimates of Copepods, Cladocerans, and Rotifers. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, Illinois.

2006 Timmerman, T., C.R. Dolan, and J.H. Chick. Habitat Changes Reflected in the Diets of Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Swan Lake, Calhoun County, Illinois. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, Illinois.

2005 Chick, J. H., Sampson, S. J., and M. A. Pegg. Dietary overlap of Asian carp and native filter feeding fishes in the Upper Mississippi River System. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2005 Sampson, S.J., J.H. Chick, and M.A. Pegg. Dietary overlap between bighead and silver carp with three native filter-feeding fishes of the Illinois and Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2005 Taylor, R.M., M.A. Pegg, and J.H. Chick. Aquatic nuisance species: an evaluation of barriers for preventing the spread of bighead carp to the Great Lakes. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2004 Chick, J. H., B. S. Ickes, M. A. Pegg, V. A. Barko, and R. A. Hrabik. Spatial structure and temporal variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 Gittinger, E. J., E. N. Ratcliff, J. H. Chick, and R. J. Maher. Comparing fishery and fishery independent data of fishes in pool 26 of the Upper Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 Sampson, S. J., J. H. Chick, and M. A. Pegg. Dietary overlap between bighead and silver carp with three native filter-feeding fishes of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 Pegg, M. A., R. M. Taylor, and J. H. Chick. Use of electric and bioacoustic technologies as cross-channel barriers to bighead carp. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 Barko, V. A., R. A. Hrabik, D. P. Herzog, B. S. Ickes, and J. H. Chick. Spatial, temporal, and environmental trends of fish assemblages inhabiting the Upper Mississippi River System from 1993 - 2001. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Madison, Wisconsin.

2004 Chick, J. H., B. Ickes, M. A. Pegg, V. A. Barko, R. A. Hrabik, and D. P. Herzog. Spatial structure and temporal variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2003 Chick, J. H., Pegg, M. A., and T. M. Koel. Long term monitoring design and spatial variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Savanna, Georgia.

2003 Gittinger, L. S., Soballe, D. M., and J. H. Chick. Twelve years of water quality trends in Pool 26 of the Upper Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Savanna, Georgia.

2003 Chick, J. H., Cosgriff, R. J., and L. S. Gittinger. Channel catfish as potential seed dispersal agents for red mulberry and swamp privet in the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI.

2003 Gittinger, E. J., E. N. Ratcliff, J. H. Chick, and R. J. Maher. Comparing commercial harvest and long-term monitoring trends of fishes in Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI.

2003 Gittinger, L.S. and J. H. Chick. Twelve years of water quality trends in pool 26 of the Upper Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI.

2003 Ratcliff, E. N., E. J. Gittinger, and J. H. Chick. Highlights from 14 years of fish monitoring on pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, La Crosse, WI.

2003 Chick, J. H., S. J. Sampson, and M. A. Pegg. Dietary overlap of Asian carp and native fishes: preliminary results. Annual Meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee. Collinsville, Illinois. (invited seminar)

2003 Chick, J. H., Cosgriff, R. J., and L. S. Gittinger. Channel catfish as potential seed dispersal agents for red mulberry and swamp privet in the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, Illinois.

2003 Pegg, M.A., R.M. Taylor, and J.H. Chick. Evaluating barriers to prevent the spread of bighead carp into Lake Michigan. 64th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

2003 Pegg, M. A., R. M. Taylor, and J. H. Chick. Aquatic nuisance species: an evaluation of barriers for preventing the spread of bighead carp to the Great Lakes. Annual Meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, Collinsville, Illinois

2003 Pegg, M. A., R. M. Taylor, and J. H. Chick. Aquatic nuisance species: an evaluation of barriers for preventing the spread of bighead carp to the Great Lakes. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, Illinois.

2003 Sampson, S. J. , J. H. Chick, and M. A. Pegg. Dietary overlap between Asian carp and three native fishes in the Illinois and Mississippi rivers: preliminary results. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, Illinois.

2003 Gittinger, E. J., Ratcliff, E. N., Chick, J.H., and R. J. Maher. Comparing Commercial Harvest and Long-term Monitoring Trends of Fishes in Pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, IL.

2003 Ratcliff, E. N., Gittinger, E. J., and J. H. Chick. Highlights from 14 years of fish monitoring on pool 26 of the Mississippi River. Annual Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Rend Lake, IL.

2003 Pegg, M. A., R. A. Taylor, and J. H. Chick. Assessment of electric and sound-bubble barriers in preventing the movements of bighead carp. Presented to the Dispersal Barrier Advisory Panel, Chicago, IL.

2002 Chick, J. H., Pegg, M. A., and T. M. Koel. Spatial variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium. La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2002 Chick, J. H., M.A. Pegg, T.M. Koel. Spatial variation of fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River Basin. Oral Presentation. Joint Annual Meeting of the Illinois and Iowa Chapters of the American Fisheries Society. Moline, Illinois.

2002 Taylor, R. M., J. H. Chick, and M. A. Pegg. Asian carp in the Mississippi River Basin. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Kansas City, Mo.

2001 Chick, J.H. Effects of the 1993 flood on fish communities in the Upper Mississippi River: what can be learned from long-term monitoring? Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin.

2001 Chick, J.H., J.K. Tucker., C. Theiling, and R.J. Maher. Use of a contiguous backwater lake (Swan Lake) by fishes for overwinter habitat. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Research Consortium, Onalaska, Wisconsin.

2001 Ratcliff, E.N., E.J. Gittinger, R.J. Cosgriff, J.K. Tucker, and J.H. Chick. Establishment and population growth of bighead and silver carp in the Upper Mississippi River System. Illinois Renewable Resources Conference, Peoria, Illinois.

2000 Chick, J.H. and J.C. Trexler. Trophic Interactions of Large-carnivorous and small-omnivorous fishes in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Greater Everglades Restoration Science Conference. Naples, Florida.

2000 Chick, J.H. and J.C. Trexler. Trophic Interactions of Large-carnivorous and small-omnivorous fishes in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Snow Bird, Utah.

1999 Chick, J.H. and J.C. Trexler. Distribution and ecology of large fishes in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.

1999 Chick, J.H., S. Coyne, and J.C. Trexler. Effectiveness of airboat electrofishing for sampling large fishes in freshwater marshes: coming full circle. Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Brooksville, Florida.

1998 Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. Effects of zooplankton variability on larval striped bass growth and vulnerability to predators. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/Ecological Society of America. St. Louis, Missouri.

1997 Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. Larval striped bass growth and vulnerability to predation in relation to zooplankton variability. Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Mid-year Meeting, San Antonio, Texas. South Carolina Fisheries Workers Association, Annual Meeting, Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

1996 Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. Spatial and temporal variability of zooplankton: potential for match/mismatch regulation of larval striped bass survival in Lake Marion, SC. Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island.

1996 Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. The effects of spatial and temporal variability of zooplankton communities on larval striped bass foraging success. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Mid-year Meeting, Mobile, Alabama. Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Brunswick, Georgia.

1995 Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. A spatial extension of the match/mismatch hypothesis and its relevance to striped bass. American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

1995 Chick, J.H. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. Survival of larval striped bass in the Santee-Cooper Reservoir system: the match/mismatch hypothesis in a spatial context. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Mid-year Meeting, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

1993 Chick, J.H. and C.C. McIvor. Habitat selection of three littoral zone fishes responding to macrophyte type, plant density, and predation risk. American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon.

1992 Chick, J.H. and C.C. McIvor. Aquatic macrophyte types as individual microhabitats: the distribution of juvenile and forage fishes in selected littoral habitats of Lake Okeechobee. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

1992 Chick, J.H. and C.C. McIvor. The distribution of juvenile and forage fishes in selected littoral habitats of Lake Okeechobee. Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Brooksville, Florida.

1991 Chick, J.H., and C.C. McIvor. Aquatic macrophyte types as microhabitats: the distribution of juvenile and forage fish in the littoral zone of Lake Okeechobee. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas.

1991 Chick, J.H., F. Jordan, and J.P. Smith. A comparison of four enclosure fish traps and methods in two species of aquatic macrophytes. Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Brooksville, Florida.

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Advising

Graduate Students

Sampson, S.J. 2005. Dietary overlap between two Asian carp and three native filter feeding fishes of the Illinois and Mississippi River. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.

Currently employed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Levchuk, A. P. 2007. Zooplankton of the Upper Mississippi River: patterns of community structure and sampling methodology. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinios.

Currently employed by AMEC Earth & Environmental, Minneapolis, MN

Timmerman, T. 2007. Effect of backwater lake management on the foraging habitat of five common riverine fishes in Swan Lake, Calhoun County Illinois. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resrouces and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois.

Currently employed by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources, Morehead, Kentucky

Culver, Edward, current - Main channel fishes of the Mississippi River.

Undergraduate Students

Miranda Neuhause (Saint Louis University) - 2003. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Internship. Project: Activity of the Illinois Natural History Survey's Great Rivers Field Station during the Summer of 2003.

Tom Timmerman (Western Illinois University) - 2003. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Internship. Project: Comparison of Vegetation in Isolated/Contiguous Backwater Lakes of the Mississippi River and Managed Backwater Lakes of the Illinois River.

Laura Grandone (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) - 2005. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Internship. Project: Evaluating the Dispersal of Floodplain Plant Seeds by Channel Catfish in the Mississippi River.

Carrie Lohmeyer (University of Illinois) - 2006. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Internship. Project: Evaluating the Dispersal of Mulberry Seeds by Channel Catfish in the Mississippi River.

Teaching

Courses Taught

University of Illinois - 2002 NRES 285 - Natural Resource Field Lab (Great Rivers Section)

University of Illinios - 2005 NRES 499 - Experimental Graduate Courses (Aquatic Ecology Discussion)

Florida International University - 2000 BSC 5935 - Dynamics of Exploited Population

Guest Lectures

Principia College - BNR 315 Freshwater Biology - Annual lecture and field trip

Southern Illinois University Carbondale - PLB 301 - Recurring lecture on invasive species

University of Illinois - NRES 429 - Recurring lecture on invasive species

Professional Affiliations

American Fisheries Society

Ecological Society of America

Mississippi River Research Consortium

Vice President - 2005/2006

President - 2006/2007

Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee

Professional Service

Conference Co-Chair - Visions of a Sustainable Mississippi River: The Confluence of Ecological, Economic, and Cultural Values. National Great Rivers Research and Education Center/The Nature Conservancy. 08/10/2009 - 08/14/2009.

Elected the Executive Board of the Mississippi River Research Consortium (two year term: Vice President 2005 - 2006; President 2006 - 2007)

Dispersal Barrier Advisory Panel - panel member from 2001 to present

Analysis Team for the Environmental Management Program and Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (A-team) - contributing member (non voting) 2000 to present