Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Jeremy S Tiemann
Title: Associate Aquatic Ecologist
Mailing address:
1816 S. Oak St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
607 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: 652
Office room:
Location: NRB - Rm 96
Phone: 217-244-4594
Fax: 217-244-0802

Conduct field surveys for freshwater mollusks, fishes, crayfishes, and amphibians/reptiles

Assist with collections management of freshwater mollusks and fishes
Research interests - ecology of North American freshwater mollusks and fishes and the protection of their habitats

Outreach activities - give life history presentations on freshwater mollusks, fishes, crayfishes, and amphibians/reptiles to Pre-K to 8th grade students
Message to students:
Recipient of the Best Professional Poster Award in the Water Quality Section from the American Fisheries Society
Recipient of the Best Poster Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Recipient of the Best Poster Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Recipient of the Young Professional Mentoring Program Award from the American Fisheries Society
Recipient of the Otto Tiemeier-Frank Cross Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society for outstanding scholastic achievement in aquatic sciences
Professional affiliations:
Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society

American Fisheries Society

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

North American Native Fishes Association

Illinois State Academy of Science
Selected publications:

Curtis, A.N., J.S. Tiemann, S.A. Douglass, M.A. Davis, and E.R. Larson. 2020. High stream flows dilute environmental DNA (eDNA) concentrations and reduce detectability. Diversity and Distributions. Early view.

Inoue, K., K.S. Cummings, J.S. Tiemann, T.D. Miller, N.A. Johnson, CA. Smith, and C. Randklev. 2020. A new species of freshwater mussel in the genus Popenaias Frierson, 1927, from the Gulf coastal rivers of central Mexico (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae) with comments on the genus. Zootaxa 4816(4):457-490.

Douglass, S., E. Ressor, J. Tiemann, A. Stodola, S. McMurray, and B. Poulton. 2020. Recent evaluation of Corbicula Form D distribution in the Midwest, U.S.A. American Midland Naturalist 183:136-142.

Volkmer-Ribeiro, C., M.C.D. Mansur, D. Pereira, J.S. Tiemann, K.S. Cummings, and M.H. Sabaj. 2019. Sponge and mollusk associations in a benthic filter-feeding assemblage in the middle and lower Xingu River, Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Ferreira-Rodríguez, N., and 47 co-authors. 2019. Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment. Biological Conservation 231:77-87.

Sherwood, J.L., A.J. Stites, M.J. Dreslik, and J.S. Tiemann. 2018. Predicting the range of a regionally threatened, benthic fish using species distribution models and field surveys. Journal of Fish Biology 93:972-977.

Willink, P.W., T.A. Widloe, V.J. Santucci, Jr., D. Makauskas, J.S. Tiemann, S.M. Hertel, D.P. Haerther, J.T. Lamer, and J.L. Sherwood. 2018. Rapid expansion of Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus across northern Illinois: Dramatic recovery or invasive species? American Midland Naturalist 179(2):179-190.

Stites, A.J., J.L. Sherwood, and J.S. Tiemann. 2018. Fecundity estimates of the Gravel Chub, Erimystax x-punctatus (Pisces: Leuciscidae). Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 121(3-4):386-390.

Robinson, J.L., M.J. Wetzel, and J.S. Tiemann. 2017. Some phoretic associations of macroinvertebrates on transplanted federally endangered freshwater mussels. Northeastern Naturalist 24(4):N29-N34.

Tiemann, J.S., A.E. Haponski, S.A. Douglass, T. Lee, K.S. Cummings, M.A. Davis, and D. ÓFoighil. 2017. First record of a putative novel invasive Corbicula lineage discovered in the Illinois River, Illinois, USA. BioInvasions Records 6:159-166.

Ashton, A.J., J.S. Tiemann, and D. Hua. 2017. Evaluation of costs associated with externally affixing PIT tags to freshwater mussels using three commonly employed adhesives. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20:114-122.

Stodola, K.W., A.P. Stodola, and J.S. Tiemann. 2017. Survival of translocated Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell in Illinois. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20:89-102.

Tiemann, J.S., M.J. Dreslik, S.J. Baker, and C.A. Phillips. 2016. Assessment of a short-distance freshwater mussel relocation as viable tool during bridge construction projects. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 19:80-87.

Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead, J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W. Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann, N.V. Whelan, and E.E. Strong. 2013. Conservation status of freshwater gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries 38(6):247-282.

Tiemann, J.S., S.E. McMurray, G.T. Watters, and M.C. Barnhart. 2011. A review of the interactions between catfishes and freshwater mollusks in North America. Pages 733-743 in Catfish 2010: P.H. Michaletz and V.H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 77, Bethesda, Maryland.

Tiemann, J.S. 2010. Status of the Snuffbox Mussel Epioblasma triquetra (Rafinesque) in Illinois: a functionally extirpated species. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 103(1&2):51-56.

Tiemann, J.S. and K.S. Cummings. 2010. New record for the freshwater snail Lithasia geniculata (Gastropoda: Pleuroceridae) in the Ohio River, Illinois, with comments on potential threats to the population. Southeastern Naturalist 9(1):171-176.

Tiemann, J.S., K.S. Cummings, and C.A. Mayer. 2009. Timed search technique used to evaluate freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae) species richness: is one visit enough? Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24(1):85-92.

Tiemann, J.S. 2008. Distribution and life history characteristics of the state-endangered Bluebreast Darter Etheostoma camurum (Cope) in Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 101:235-246.

Tiemann, J.S., H.R. Dodd, N. Owens, and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Effects of lowhead dams on unionids in the Fox River, Illinois. Northeastern Naturalist 14:125-138.

Tiemann, J.S. 2007. Spawning behavior of the Slim Minnow Pimephales tenellus. Southwestern Naturalist 52(1):137-141.

Gillette, D.P., J.S. Tiemann, D.R. Edds, and M.L. Wildhaber. 2006. Habitat use by a Midwestern U.S.A. riverine fish assemblage: effects of season, water temperature and river discharge. Journal of Fish Biology 68:1494-1512.

Tiemann, J.S., D.P. Gillette, M.L. Wildhaber, and D.R. Edds. 2004. Effects of lowhead dams on riffle-dwelling fishes and macroinvertebrates in a Midwestern river. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133(3):705-717.


For a complete list of my publications, please visit my other INHS page or my ResearchGate page.

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Professional society involvement and activities:
President of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society

The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society’s liaison to the American Fisheries Society 
Co-chair of the Catfish 2020 - the Third International Catfish Symposium
Member of the American Fisheries Society's Endangered Species Committee - Gastropod Subcommittee
Member of the Illinois Endangered Species Technical Advisory Committee on fishes and on aquatic invertebrates
Editorial Board member of the Freshwater Gastropod section for Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation, the publication of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
Past-president of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Master of Science - Biological Sciences - Emporia State University (Kansas) - 2002

Bachelor of Science - Biology - University of Kansas, Lawrence - 1998

last updated on 16 November 2020

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