Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Matthew J Diana
Title: Fisheries Aquatic Research Biologist
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Kaskaskia Biological Station
1235 CR 1000N
Sullivan, IL 61951
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Location: RLBS
Phone: 217-728-4851

Largemouth Management
Bluegill population size structure.
Stream community and landscape interactions.
Invasive Species - Asian carp
Crappie Ecology
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Selected publications:

Nannini, M., M.J.  Diana, and D.H. Wahl.  In Review.  Do the Biotic and Abiotic Effects of Common Carp Scale Up to Whole Lake Ecosystems?  Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

Nannini, M. A., M. J. Diana, J. E. Claussen, D. P. Phillip and D. H. Wahl.  In Revision.  Assessing the Long-term Contribution of Stocked Fish to Largemouth Bass Populations.

Oplinger, R. W., M.J. Diana, and David H. Wahl.  In Press.  Population social structure and gizzard shad density influence on the size specific growth of bluegill sunfish.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Freedman, J.A., K. Nelson, S.E Butler, M.J. Diana, and D.H. Wahl. 2013.  Understanding the Effects of Asian Carp on Native Fishes.  Illinois Natural History Survey Reports 410:2-3.

Wolter, M.H., M.J. Diana, and D.H. Wahl.  In Revision.  Effectiveness of Bluegill Relative Weight (Wr) as an Indicator of Environmental Conditions in Illinois Impoundments.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.

Diana, M.J., A.L. Larson, M.J. Siepker, D.H. Wahl.  2012.  Nest abandonment of male largemouth bass subjected to tournament and catch-and-release angling. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 32: 832-837.

Butler, S.E., J.A. Freedman, M.J. Diana, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Understanding the Asian carp invasion. Illinois Natural History Survey Reports 406:1-8.

Diana, M.J., and D.H. Wahl.  2009.  Growth and survival of four sizes of stocked largemouth bass.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1653–1663.

Wahl, D.H., M.J. Diana, J.J. Parkos III, R.W. Oplinger, C.S. DeBoom, E.L. Effert, M.P. Carey, B.P. Olds, J.E. Claussen, B.L. Barthel, M.M. VanLandeghem, J.A. Stein, C.P. Wagner, M.A. Nannini, L.M. Einfalt, C.D. Suski, and D.P. Philipp. 2009. 150 years of fishery science: changes, progress, and the role of the Illinois Natural History Survey. Chapter 11, pages 177-198 in J. Taft, C. Taylor, and C. Warwick, eds. Canaries in the catbird seat. Illinois Natural History Special Publication 30.

Diana, M.J., and D.H.Wahl.  2008. Long-term stocking success of largemouth bass and the relationship with natural populations. Pages 413-426 in M.S. Allen S. Sammons, and M.J. Maceina, Editors.   Balancing Fisheries Management and Water Uses for Impounded River Systems.  American Fisheries Society, Symposuim 62, Bethesda, Maryland.

Diana, M.J., J.D. Allan, and D. Infante.  2006.  The influence of physical habitat and land use on stream fish assemblages in southeasternMichigan.  Pages 359-374 in R. M. Hughes, L. Wang, and P. W. Seelbach, editors.  Landscape influences on stream habitats and biological assemblages.  American Fisheries Society, Symposium 48, Bethesda, Maryland.

Edison, T.E., D.H. Wahl, M.J. Diana, D.P. Philipp and D.J. Austen.  2006.  Angler Opinion of potential bluegill regulations onIllinoislakes: effects of angler demographics and bluegill population size structure.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  26: 800-811.

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Program affiliates:
IDNR Access to Fishing Program
Professional society involvement and activities:
American Fisheries Society Member.
Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Membership chair, Webpage

MS, Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002

BS, Resource Ecology Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1999

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