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Anthony Porreca
Title: Assistant Field Station Director
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Assistant Field Station Director, Kaskaskia Biological Station


Fish ecology and management

Large rivers

Threatened and endangered species

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Butler S.E., A.P. Porreca, S.F Collins, J.A. Freedman, J.J. Parkos III, M.D. Diana, and D.H. Wahl. Does fish herding enhance catch rates and detection of invasive Asian carp? Biological Invasions. __:__-__. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1857-2.

Sanft, E.J., J.J. Parkos III, S.F. Collins, A.P. Porreca, and D.H. Wahl. Vulnerability of juvenile Asian carp to predation by largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147:1207-1214.

Sanft, E.J., A.P. Porreca, J.J. Parkos III, T.M. Detmer, and D.H. Wahl. 2018. Effects of ingestion of soft plastic fishing lures on largemouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:718-724.

Porreca, A.P., W.D. Hintz, D.P. Coulter, and J.E. Garvey. 2017. Subtle physiological and morphological differences explain ecological success of sympatric congeners. Ecosphere 8.10. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1988.

Porreca, A.P., W.D. Hintz, and J.E. Garvey. 2017. Do alluvial sand dunes create energetic refugia for benthic fishes? An experimental test with the endangered pallid sturgeon. River Research and Applications 33:690-696.

Martinez, E., A.P. Porreca, R.E. Colombo, and M.A. Menze. 2016. Tradeoffs of warm adaptation in aquatic ectotherms: live fast, die young? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part A 191:209-215.

Porreca, A.P., W.D. Hintz, G.W. Whitledge, N.P. Rude, E.J. Heist, and J.E. Garvey. 2015. Establishing ecologically relevant management boundaries: Linking movement ecology with the conservation of Scaphirhynchus sturgeon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:877-884.

Stuck, J.G., A.P. Porreca, D.H. Wahl, and R.E. Colombo. 2015. Contrasting population demographics of silver carp between an impounded and free-flowing river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:114-122.


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PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2017)

MS Eastern Illinois University (2012)

BS Eastern Illinois University (2010)



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