Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

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DAVID H. WAHL

(d-wahl@illinois.edu) 

Professor

Illinois Natural History Survey and 

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences 

University of Illinois 

Illinois Natural History Survey, MC-652

1816 S. Oak Street

Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: (217) 333-0006

Field Station Address:

Kaskaskia Biological Station

1235 CR 1000 North

(217) 728-4400

 

EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Ph.D., Zoology, Aquatic Ecology, 1988
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, M.S., Fishery Science, 1982
Cornell University, B.S., Fishery Science, 1979
State University of New York at Buffalo, Biology, 1975 -1977

EXPERIENCE

Professor (1998-present), Associate Professor (1993-1998), Assistant Professor (1988-1993),  Illinois Natural History Survey and Department of Animal Biology, Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation, University of Illinois.
Director, Kaskaskia, Ridge Lake, and Sam Parr Biological Stations. 1988-present.
Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 2006-present.
Associate Center Director and Research Leader, Aquatic Ecology and Conservation Section, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1997-present 
Professor (25%; 1998-2003), Associate Professor (1998), Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois.
Acting Center Director, Center for Aquatic Ecology, Illinois Natural History Survey, 1999-2001   Affiliate Professor, Department of Zoology, Eastern Illinois University and Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, 1989-present, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, South Dakota State University, 2008-present.
Research Assistant, The Ohio State University, 1983-1988.
Fishery Biologist, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Seattle, Washington, 1982-1983.
Research Assistant, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1979-1982.
Fisheries Technician, Cornell Biological Station, 1979.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND CURRENT RESEARCH 

My research interests are in the broad areas of aquatic ecology and the use of ecological theory in solving problems in applied fisheries management.  Specifically, I am interested in predator-prey interactions, the role of predators in controlling community structure, trophic dynamics in aquatic systems, optimal foraging, bioenergetics modeling and its use in fisheries management, behavioral ecology of fishes, and bioeconomic modeling of fisheries management strategies.  I have worked on, and am interested in, a variety of aquatic systems including large rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and ponds.  In addition, I have a strong interest in laboratory experimental work as a way of determining underlying mechanisms of field patterns.

PUBLICATIONS

169. O’Connor, C.M., M.A. Nannini, D.H. Wahl, S.M. Wilson, K.M. Gilmour, and S.J. Cooke. 2012. Sex-specific consequences of experiemental cortisol elevation in pre-repropdictive wild largemouth bass. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology (in press).
168. VanLandeghem, M.M., D.H. Wahl, and C.D. Suski. 2012. Seasonal changes in physiological responses and mortality in largemouth bass following club angling tournaments. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (in press).
167. Sutter, D.A.H., C.D. Suski, D. P. Philipp, T.Klefoth, D.H. Wahl, P. Kersten, S.J. Cooke, and R. Arlinghaus. Recreational fishing selectively captures individuals with the highest fitness potential. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (in press).
166. Einfalt, L.M., D.H. Wahl, and D.B. Wojcieszak. 2012. Behavior, growth and habitat selection of hatchery esocids reared with artificial vegetation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (in press).
165. Ranney, S.H., S.R. Chips, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Effect of feeding history on routine metabolic rate of largemouth bass: implications for bioenergetics models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (in press).
164. Freedman, J.A., J.H. Hoxmeier, L.M. Einfalt, R.C. Brooks, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Largemouth bass predation effect on stocked walleye survival in Illinois impoundments. North American Journal of Fisheries Management (in press).
163. Diana, M.J., A.L. Larsen, M.J. Siepker, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Effects of tournament compared to catch and release angling on nest abandonment of largemouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:832-837.
162. Martin B.T., S.J. Czesny, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Effect of Light Intensity, Prey Density, and Ontogeny on Foraging Success and Prey Selection of Larval Yellow Perch (Perca Flavescens). Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21(4):588-596.
161. Einfalt, L.M., E.J. Grace, and D. H. Wahl. 2012. Effects of simulated light intensity, habitat complexity and forage type predator-prey interactions in walleye Sander vitreus. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21(4):560-569.
160. Nannini, M.A., J. Goodrich, J.M. Dettmers, D.A. Soluk, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Larval and early juvenile fish dynamics in main channel and backwater lake habitats of the Illinois River ecosystem. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21(4):499-509.
159. Blevins, Z.W., E.L. Effert, D.H. Wahl, and C.D. Suski. 2013. Land use drives the physiological properties of a stream fish.  Ecological Indicators 24:224-235.

158. Binder, T.R., M.A. Nannini, D.H. Wahl, R.Arlinghaus, T. Klefoth, D.P. Philipp and S.J. Cooke. 2012. Largemouth bass selected for differential vulnerability to angling exhibit similar routine locomotory activity in experimental ponds. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:1252-1259.
157. Shoup, D.E., M.A. Nannini, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. The effect of vegetation density on juvenile bluegill diet and growth. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 27(2):199-209.
156. Carter, M.W., M.J. Weber, J.M. Dettmers, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Movement patterns of smallmouth and largemouth bass in and around a Lake Michigan harbor: The importance of water temperature. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38:396-401.
155. Weber, J.M., J.M. Dettmers, D.H. Wahl, and S.J. Czesny. 2012. Size preferences and behaviors of native yellow perch foraging on invasive round gobies. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(34):584-587.
154. Nannini, M.A., J. Parkos III, and D.H. Wahl. 2012. Do behavioral syndromes affect foraging strategy and risk-taking in a juvenile fish predator? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141(1):26-33.
153. Wahl, D.H., L.M. Einfalt, and D.B. Wojcieszak. 2012. Effect of experience with predators on the behavior and survival of muskellunge and tiger muskellunge. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141(1):139-146.
152. Oplinger, R.W., D.H. Wahl, and M.A. Nannini. 2011. Effect of Predators on Growth and Reproductive Investment in Bluegills: Comparison of Populations with Differing Size and Age of Maturation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(6)1532-1539.
151. Shoup, D.E. and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Body size, food, and temperature affect overwinter survival of age-0 bluegill. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1298-1304.
150. Wagner, C.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Movement, home range and habitat selection of stocked juvenile muskellunge, Esox masquinongy, in Forbes Lake, Illinois: exploring the effects of latitudinal origin. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18(6):482-496.
149. Carey, M.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Determining the mechanism by which fish diversity influences production. Oecologia 167(1):189-198.
148. Martin, B.T., S.J. Czesny, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Vertical distribution of larval fish in pelagic waters of southwest Lake Michigan: implications for growth, survival, and dispersal. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37(2):279-288.
147. Wahl, D.H., Wolfe M.D., Santucci, V.J., Jr. and J. Freedman. 2011. Invasive carp and prey community composition disrupt trophic cascades in eutrophic ponds. Hydrobiologia 678:49-63.
146. Weber, M.J., J.M. Dettmers, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Growth and survival of age-0 yellow perch Perca flavescens across habitats in southwestern Lake Michigan: early life history in a large freshwater environment. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1172-1185.
145. Nannini, M. A., D. H. Wahl, D. P. Philipp and S. J. Cooke. 2011. The influence of selection for vulnerability to angling on foraging ecology in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Journal of Fish Biology 79(4):1017-1028.
144. Weber, J.M., J.M. Dettmers, D.H. Wahl, and S.J. Czesny. 2011. Size preferences and behaviors of native yellow perch foraging on invasive round gobies. Journal of Great Lakes Research 37:584-587.
143. Parkos, III, J.J., D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Influence of behavior and mating success on brood-specific contribution to fish recruitment in ponds. Ecological Applications 21(7):2576-2586.
142. Carey, M.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Foraging modes of predators and behaviors of prey determine the outcome of multiple predator interactions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:1015-1022.
141. Ostrand, K.G, M.J. Siepker, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Effectiveness of livewell additives on largemouth bass survival.  Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:22-28.
140. VanLandeghem, M.M., M.P. Carey, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Turbidity induced changes in emergent effects of multiple predators with different foraging strategies. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 279-286.
139. Siepker, M.J., K.G. Ostrand, E.L. Ball, and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Electrofishing practices have limited effects on largemouth bass feeding behavior. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1395-1400.
138. Carey, M.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Fish diversity as a determinant of ecosystem properties across multiple trophic levels. Oikos 120:84-94.
137. Butler, S.E. and D.H. Wahl. 2011. Distribution, movements, and habitats use of channel catfish in a river with multiple low-head dams. River Research and Applications 27:1182-1191.
136. Shoup, D.E. and D.H. Wahl. 2010. The effects of turbidity on prey selection by piscivorous largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:1018-1027.
135. Carey, M.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Interactions of multiple predators with different foraging modes in an aquatic food web. Oecologia 162:443–452.
134. Cooke, S.J., J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2010. Cardiovascular performance of six species of field-acclimatized centrarchid sunfish during the parental care period. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213:2332-2342.
133. Redpath, T.D., S.J. Cooke, C.D. Suski, R. Arlinghaus, P. Couture, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2010. The metabolic and biochemical basis of vulnerability to recreational angling after three generations of angling induced selection in a teleost fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67:1983-1992.
132. Parkos, III, J.J. and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Intra- and intersystem variation in largemouth bass recruitment: reproduction, prey availability, and the timing of year-class establishment. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1372-1385.
131. DeBoom, C.S., M.M. VanLandeghem, D.H. Wahl, and M.J. Siepker. 2010. Effects of four hook removal techniques on feeding, growth and survival of deeply hooked largemouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:956-963. 
130. Carey, M.P., K.O. Maloney, S.R. Chipps, and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Effects of littoral habitat complexity and sunfish composition on fish production. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19:466-476.
129. Parkos, III, J.J. and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Influence of body size and prey type on the willingness of age-0 fish to forage under predation risk. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:969-975.
128. VanLandeghem, M.M., D.H. Wahl, and C.D. Suski. 2010. Physiological responses of largemouth bass to acute temperature and oxygen stressors. Fisheries Management and Ecology 17, 414-425.
127. Carey, M.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Native fish diversity alters the effects of an invasive species on food webs. Ecology 91(10):2965-2974.
126. Carter, M.W., D.E. Shoup, J.M. Dettmers, and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Effects of turbidity and cover on prey selectivity of adult smallmouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:353-361.
125. Weber, M.J., J.M. Dettmers, D.H. Wahl, and S.J. Czesny. 2010. Effects of predator-prey interactions and benthic habitat complexity on selectivity of a foraging generalist. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1004-1013.
124. Butler, S.E. and D.H. Wahl. 2010. Common carp distribution, movements, and habitat use in a river impounded by multiple low-head dams. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:1121-1135.
123. Hewitt, D.A., J.S. Link, D.H. Wahl, S.J. Cooke, and M.E. Mather. 2009. Maintaining the competitiveness of the American Fisheries Society Journals: an assessment based on influence and cost-effectiveness. Fisheries 35:598-606.
122. 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.
121. Hoxmeier, R.J.H. and D.H. Wahl. 2009. Factors influencing short-term hooking mortality of bluegills and the implications for restrictive harvest regulations. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1372-1378.
120. Wolfe, M.D., V.J. Santucci, Jr., L.M. Einfalt, and D.H. Wahl. 2009. Effects of common carp on   reproduction, growth, and survival of largemouth bass and bluegills. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:975-983.
119. Wagner, C.P., L.M. Einfalt, A.B. Scimone, D.H. Wahl. 2009.  Effects of fin-clipping on the foraging behavior and growth of age-0 muskellunge. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1644-1652.
118. Shoup, D.E. and D.H. Wahl. 2009. Fish diversity and abundance in relation to interannual and lake –specific variation in abiotic characteristics of floodplain lakes of the lower Kaskaskia River, Illinois. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:1076-1092.
117. Hoxmeier, R.J.H., D.D. Aday, and D.H. Wahl. 2009. Examining inter-population variation in bluegill growth rates and size structure: effects of harvest, maturation, and environmental variables. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:423-432.
116. Aday, D.D., J.J. Parkos, III, and D.H. Wahl. 2009. Population and community ecology of Centrarchidae. Chapter 6, pp. 134-164 in: Centrarchid Fishes: Diversity, Biology, and Conservation. Cooke, S.J. and D.P. Philipp (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell Press.
115. Siepker, M.J., S.J. Cooke, D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2009. Individual reproductive success of largemouth bass and smallmouth bass subjected to different components of competitive angling events. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:818-825.
114. Redpath, T.D., S.J. Cooke, R. Arlinghaus, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2009. Life-history traits and energetic status in relation to vulnerability to angling in an experimentally-selected teleost fish. Evolutionary Applications 2 (2009):312-323.
113. 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.
112. Cooke, S.J., P.J. Weatherhead, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2008. Parental care in response to natural variation in nest predation pressure in six sunfish (Centrarchidae: Telostei) species. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17:628-638.
111. Shoup, D.E. and D.H. Wahl. 2008. The effect of largemouth bass predation on overwinter survival of two size classes of age-0 bluegill. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:1063-1071.
110. Diana, M.J. and D.H. Wahl. 2008. Long-term stocking success of largemouth bass and the relationship to natural populations. American Fisheries Society Symposium 62:413-426.
109. Wahl, D.H., J. Goodrich, M.A. Nannini, J.M. Dettmers, and D.A. Soluk. 2008. Exploring riverine zooplankton in three habitats of the Illinois River ecosystem: where do they come from? Limnology and Oceanography 53:2583-2593.
108. Glover, D.C., J.M. Dettmers, D.F. Clapp, and D.H. Wahl. 2008. Yellow perch (Perca flavescens) stock structure in Lake Michigan: an analysis using mark-recapture data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:1919-1930.
107. Chipps, S.R. and D.H. Wahl. 2008. Bioenergetics modeling in the 21st century: reviewing new insights and revisiting old constraints. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137:298-313.
106. Maloney, K.O., H.R. Dodd, S.E. Butler, and D.H. Wahl. 2008. Changes in habitat, macroinvertebrates, and fish in a medium sized river following dam failure. Freshwater Biology 53:1055-1068.
105. Cooke, S.J., C.D. Suski, K.G. Ostrand, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2007. Physiological and behavioral consequences of long-term artificial selection for angling vulnerability in a teleost fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 80:480-490.
104. Beauchamp, D., D.H. Wahl, and B.M. Johnson. 2007. Predator-prey interactions. Chapter 16 pp 765-842 in: M.L. Brown and C.S. Guy (eds). Analysis and Interpretation of Freshwater Fisheries Data. Allen Press. 
103. Wagner, C.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Evaluation of temperature-selection differences among juvenile muskellunge originating from different latitudes. Chapter 9 in: J.S. Diana and T.L. Margenau (eds). The Muskellunge Symposium: a Memorial Tribute to E.J. Crossman. Springer.
102. Wahl, D.H., L.M. Einfalt and S.P. Callahan. 2007. Effects of electroshock on bluegill feeding and susceptibility to predation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:1208-1213.
101. Wagner, C.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Survival, growth, and tag retention of age-0 muskellunge implanted with passive integrated transponders. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:873-877.
100. Wagner, C.P. and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Evaluation of temperature-selection differences among juvenile muskellunge originating from different latitudes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 79:85-98.
  99. Herwig, B.R., D.H. Wahl, J.M. Dettmers, and D.A. Soluk. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns in the food web structure of a large floodplain river assessed using stable isotopes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:495-508.
  98. Tiemann, J.S., H.R. Dodd, N. Owens, and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Effects of low-head dams on unionids in the Fox River, Illinois. Northeastern Naturalist 14:125-138.
  97. Siepker, M.J., K.G. Ostrand, S.J. Cooke, D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2007. A review of the effects of catch-and release angling on black bass, Micropterus spp.: implications for conservation and management of populations. Fisheries Management and Ecology 14:91-101.
  96. DeVries, D.R., G.G. Grossman, D.H. Wahl, J.A. Stone, F.M. Utter, C.A. Jennings, and D.M. Kimball. 2007. A perspective on the decision to establish an AFS marine journal. Fisheries 32:30.
  95. Shoup, D.E., S.P. Callahan, D.H. Wahl, and C.L. Pierce. 2007. Size-specific growth of bluegill, largemouth bass, and channel catfish in relation to prey availability and limnological variables. Journal of Fish Biology 70:21-34.
  94. Hoxmeier, R.J.H., D.H. Wahl, R.C. Brooks, and R.C. Heidinger. 2006. Growth and survival of age-0 walleye: interactions among walleye size, prey availability, predation, and abiotic factors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:2173-2182.
  93. Parkos, III, J.J., V.J. Santucci, Jr., and D.H. Wahl. 2006. Effectiveness of a plastic mesh substrate cover for mitigating the effects of common carp on aquatic ecosystems. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:861-866.
  92. Edison, T.W., D.H. Wahl, M.J. Diana, and D.P. Philipp, D. J. Austen. 2006. Angler opinion of potential bluegill regulations on Illinois lakes: Effects of angler demographics and bluegill population size structure. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:800-811. 
  91. Galarowicz, T.L., J.A. Adams, and D.H. Wahl. 2006. The influence of prey availability on ontogenetic diet shifts of a juvenile piscivore. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:1722-1733.
  90. Graeb, B.D.S, M.T. Mangan, J.C. Jolley, D.H. Wahl, and J.M. Dettmers. 2006. Ontogenetic changes in prey preference and foraging ability of yellow perch: insights based on relative energetic return of prey. Transaction of the American Fisheries Society 135:1493-1498.
  89. Siepker, M.J., K.G. Ostrand, D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2006. Evidence of reduced reproductive success of nesting largemouth bass sampled with standard electrofishing procedures. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:631-635.
  88. Cooke, S.J., D.P. Philipp, D.H. Wahl, and P.J. Weatherhead. 2006. Energetics of parental care in six syntopic centrarchid fishes. Oecologia 148:235-249   87. Siepker, M.J., K.G. Ostrand, and D.H. Wahl. 2006. Effects of angling on feeding by largemouth bass. Journal of Fish Biology 69:783-793.
  86. Aday, D.D., D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2006. Sex-specific life history patterns in bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus): interacting mechanisms influence individual body size. Oecologia 147:31-38.
  85. Aday, D.D., D.E. Shoup, J.A. Neviackas, J.L. Kline, and D.H. Wahl. 2005. Prey community responses to bluegill and gizzard shad foraging: Implications for growth of juvenile largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:1091-1102.
  84. Galarowicz, T.L. and D.H. Wahl. 2005. Foraging by a young-of-the-year piscivore: the role of predator size, prey type, and density. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:2330-2342.
  83. Graeb, B.D.S., T. Galarowicz, D.H. Wahl, and J.M. Dettmers. 2005. Foraging behavior, morphology, and life history variation determine the ontogeny of piscivory in two closely related predators. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:2010-2020.
  82. Ostrand, K.G., M.J. Siepker, S.J. Cooke, W.F. Bauer, and D.H. Wahl. 2005. Largemouth bass catch rates and injury associated with non-offset and offset circle hook configurations. Fisheries Research 74:306-311.   
  81. Claramunt, R.M., D.E. Shoup, and D.H. Wahl. 2005. Comparison of push and tow nets for sampling larval fish: Implications for assessing littoral habitat utilization. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:86-92.
  80. Suski, C.D., S.J. Cooke, S.S. Killen, D.H. Wahl, D.P. Philipp, and B.L. Tufts. 2005. Behaviour of walleye (Sander vitreus L.) and largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides L.) exposed to different wave intensities and boat operating conditions during livewell confinement - insights from videography. Fisheries Management and Ecology 12:19-26.
  79. Ostrand, K.G., S.J. Cooke, J.E. Garvey, and D.H. Wahl. 2005. The energetic impact of overwinter prey assemblages on age-0 largemouth bass. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72:305-311.
  78. Cooke, S.J., C.D. Suski, K.G. Ostrand, B.L. Tufts, and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Behavioral and physiological assessment of low concentrations of clove oil anesthetic for handling and transporting largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). Aquaculture 239:509-529.
  77. Garvey, J.E., K.G. Ostrand, and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Energetics, predation and ration affect size-dependent growth and mortality of fish during winter. Ecology 85:2860-2871.
  76. Chipps. S.J. and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Development and evaluation of a mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis) bioenergetics model. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1150-1162.
  75. Ostrand, K.G., B.J. Braeutigam, and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Consequences of vegetation density and prey species on spotted gar foraging. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:794-800.
  74. Graeb, B.D.S., J.M. Dettmers, D.H. Wahl, and C.E. Caceres. 2004. Fish size and prey availability affect growth, survival, prey selection, and foraging behavior of larval yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:504-514.
  73. Ostrand, K.G., S.J. Cooke, and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Effects of stress on largemouth bass reproduction. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:1038-1045.
  72. Herwig, B.R., D.A. Soluk, J.M. Dettmers, and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Trophic structure and energy flow in backwater lakes of two large floodplain rivers assessed using stable isotopes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61:12-22.
  71. Hoxmeier, R.J.H., D.H. Wahl, M.L. Hooe and C.L. Pierce. 2004. Growth and survival of larval walleye in response to prey availability. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:45-54.
  70. Chipps, S.R., J.A. Dunbar, and D.H. Wahl. 2004. Phenotypic plasticity and vulnerability to predation in juvenile bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Oecologia 138:32-38.
  69. Cooke, S.J., K.G. Ostrand, C.M. Bunt, J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2004. Angling-induced cardiac disturbance of free-swimming largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) monitored with heart rate telemetry. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 20:28-36.
  68. Aday, D.D., D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2003. Assessing population-specific and environmental influences on bluegill life histories: a common garden approach. Ecology 84:3370-3375.
  67. Cooke, S.J., K.G. Ostrand, C.M. Bunt, J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2003. Cardiovascular responses of largemouth bass to exhaustive exercise and brief air exposure over a range of water temperatures. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:1154-1165.
  66. Kolar, C.S. D.H. Wahl, and M.L. Hooe. 2003. Piscivory in juvenile walleyes: relative importance of prey species, timing of spawning of prey fish, and density on growth and survival. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:679-690.   
  65. Cooke, S.J., and D.H. Wahl. 2003. Management and ecology of lake and reservoir fisheries. Book review. Fish and Fisheries 4:191-192.
  64. Gutreuter, S., J.M. Dettmers, D.H. Wahl. 2003. Estimating mortality rates of adult fishes from entrainment through the propellers of river towboats. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 4:646-661.
  63. Parkos, III, J.J., V.J. Santucci, Jr., and D.H. Wahl. 2003. Effects of adult common carp (Cyprinus carpio) on multiple trophic levels in shallow mesocosms. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 60:182-192.
  62. Aday, D.D., D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2003. A mechanism for social inhibition of sexual selection in bluegill. Journal of Fish Biology 62:486-490.
  61. Santucci, V.J., Jr. and D.H. Wahl. 2003. The effects of growth, predation, and first-winter mortality on recruitment of bluegill cohorts. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:346-360.
  60. Galarowicz, T.L. and D.H. Wahl. 2003. Differences in growth, consumption, and metabolism among walleye from different latitudes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:425-437.
  59. Aday, D.D., R.J.H. Hoxmeier, and D.H. Wahl. 2003. Direct and indirect effects of gizzard shad on bluegill growth and population size structure. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:47-56.
  58. Brooks, R.C., R.C. Heidinger, R.J.H. Hoxmeier, and D.H. Wahl. 2002. Relative survival of three sizes of walleye stocked into Illinois lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:995-1006.
  57. Aday, D.D., C.M. Kush, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2002. The influence of stunted body size on the reproductive ecology of bluegill Lepomis macrochirus. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 11:190-195.
  56. Parkos, III, J.J. and D.H. Wahl. 2002. Towards an understanding of recruitment mechanisms in largemouth bass. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31:25-46.
  55. Fuhr, M.A., D.P. Philipp, and D.H. Wahl. 2002. Fall abundance of age-0 largemouth bass is more important than size in determining age-1 year class strength in Illinois. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31:91-100.
  54. Cooke, S.J., J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2002. Physiological impacts of catch-and-release angling practices on largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31:489-512.
  53. Hoxmeier, R.J.H. and D.H. Wahl. 2002. Evaluation of supplemental stocking of largemouth bass across reservoirs: effects of predation, prey availability and natural recruitment. American Fisheries Society Symposium 31:639-647.
  52. Cooke, S.J., J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, D.P. Philipp, C.D. Suski, and B.L. Tufts. 2002. Interfacing cardiac physiology with fisheries management through studies of catch-and-release angling effects on Centrarchid fishes. Pages 27-31 in K. Gamperl, A.P. Farrell and MacKinlay. Cardiovascular Physiology of Fish. International Congress on the Biology of Fishes. Vancouver, BC.
  51. Catalano, M.J., S.R. Chipps, M.A. Bouchard, and D.H. Wahl. 2001. Evaluation of injectable fluorescent tags for centrarchid fishes: mark retention and effects on vulnerability to predation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:911-917.
  50. Cooke, S.J., C.M. Bunt, J.F. Schreer, and D.H. Wahl. 2001.  Comparison of several techniques for mobility and activity estimates of smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu Lacepede, in lentic environments. Journal of Fisheries Biology 58:573-587.
  49. Dettmers, J.M., S. Gutreuter, D.H. Wahl, and D.A. Soluk. 2001. Patterns in abundance of fishes in main channels of the upper Mississippi river system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58:933-942.
  48. Dettmers, J.M., D.H. Wahl, and D.A. Soluk. 2001. Life in the fast lane: fish and food webs in the main channel of large rivers. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 20:255-265.
  47. Hoxmeier, R.J.H, D.D. Aday, and D.H. Wahl. 2001. Factors influencing precision of age estimation from scales and otoliths of bluegills in Illinois reservoirs. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:374-380.
  46. Cooke, S.J., J.F. Schreer, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp. 2000. Locomotory dynamics as indicators of stress in fish - remote measures utilizing activity transmitters. pp. 77-86 in: Stress in fish: New Directions. Barton, B, T. Pottinger, G. Iwama, and D. MacKinlay (eds.) University of Aberdeen Press, Scotland.
  45. Claramunt, R.M. and D.H. Wahl. 2000. The effects of abiotic and biotic factors in determining larval fish growth rates: a comparison across species and reservoirs. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:835-851.
  44. Chipps, S.R., D.F. Clapp, and D.H. Wahl. 2000. Variation in routine metabolic rate of juvenile muskellunge: evidence for seasonal metabolic compensation in fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 56:311-318.
  43. Chipps, S.R., L.M. Einfalt, and D.H. Wahl. 2000. Growth and food consumption by tiger muskellunge: effects of temperature and ration level on bioenergetic model predictions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:186-193.
  42. Santucci, V.J., Jr., D.H. Wahl, D.F. Clapp. 1999. Efficiency and selectivity of sampling methods used to collect channel catfish in impoundments. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24:317-328.
  41. Dettmers, J.M. and D.H. Wahl. 1999. Evidence for zooplankton compensation and reduced fish growth in response to increased juvenile fish density. Hydrobiologia 400:115-121.
  40. Wahl, D.H. 1999. An ecological context for evaluating the factors influencing muskellunge stocking success. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 19:238-248.
  39. Irwin, E.R., J. Rahel, D.L. Parrish, and D.H. Wahl. 1998. Enhancing professionalism: awards and grants for student members of the American Fisheries Society. Fisheries 23:20-23.
  38. Kolar, C.S. and D.H. Wahl. 1998. Daphnid morphology deters fish predators. Oecologia 116:556-564.
  37. Eberts, R.C., V.J. Santucci, Jr., and D.H. Wahl. 1998. Suitability of the lake chubsucker as prey for largemouth bass in small impoundments. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18:295-307.
  36. Jonas, J.L. and D.H. Wahl. 1998. The relative importance of direct and indirect effects of starvation for young walleye. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 127:192-205.
  35. Swisher, B.J., D.A. Soluk, and D.H. Wahl. 1998. Non-additive predation in littoral habitats: influences of habitat complexity and behavior Oikos 81:30-37.
  34. Einfalt, L.M. and D.H. Wahl. 1997. Prey selection by juvenile walleye as influenced by prey morphology and behavior. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:2618-2626.
  33. Kolar, C.S., J.C. Boase, D.F. Clapp, and D.H. Wahl. 1997.  Potential effect of invasion by an exotic zooplanktor, Daphnia lumholtzi. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 12:521-530.
  32. Mayer, C.M. and D.H. Wahl. 1997. The relationship between prey selectivity and growth and survival in a larval fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54:1504-1512.
  31. Claramunt, R.M., J.J. Parkos, III, R.J.H. Hoxmeier, and D.H. Wahl. 1997. Pike biology and exploitation. Book Review. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 126:544-545.
  30. Clapp, D.F., Y. Bhagwat, and D.H. Wahl. 1997. The effect of thermal stress on walleye fry and fingerling mortality. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17:429-437.
  29. Clapp, D.F. and D.H. Wahl. 1996. Comparison of food consumption, growth, and metabolism among muskellunge: an investigation of population differentiation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125:402-410.
  28. Szendrey, T.A. and D.H. Wahl. 1996. Size-specific survival and growth of stocked muskellunge: effects of predation and prey availability. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:395-402.
  27. Smith, T.B., D.H. Wahl, and R.I. Mackie. 1996. Volatile fatty acids and anaerobic fermentation in temperate piscivorous and omnivorous freshwater fish. Journal of Fish Biology 48:829-841.
  26. Brecka, B.J., D.H. Wahl, and M.L. Hooe. 1996. Growth, survival, and body composition of largemouth bass fed various commercial diets and protein concentrations. Progressive Fish-Culturist 58:104-110.
  25. Wahl, D.H. 1995. Effect of habitat selection and behavior on vulnerability to predation of introduced fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52:2312-2319.
  24. Smith, T.B., C.S. Kolar, T.L. Galarowicz, S.P. Callahan, and D.H. Wahl. 1995. Theory and application in fish feeding ecology. Book review. Copeia 1995:992-993.
  23. Brecka, B.J., C.C. Kohler, and D.H. Wahl. 1995. Effects of dietary protein concentration on growth, survival and body composition of muskellunge Esox masquinongy and tiger muskellunge Esox masquinongy x E. luscius fingerlings. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 26:416-425.
  22. Wahl, D.H., L.M. Einfalt, and M.L. Hooe. 1995. Effect of experience with piscivory on foraging behavior and growth of walleye. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124:756-763.
  21. Liao, H., C.L. Pierce, D.H. Wahl, J.B. Rasmussen, and W.C. Leggett. 1995. Relative weight (Wr) as a field assessment tool: relationships with growth, prey biomass, and environmental conditions. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124:387-400.
  20. Szendrey, T.A. and D.H. Wahl. 1995. Effect of feeding experience on growth, vulnerability to predation, and survival of esocids. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 15:610-620.
  19. Wahl, D. H., R.A. Stein, and D.R. DeVries. 1995. An ecological framework for evaluating the success and effects of stocked fishes.  American Fisheries Society Symposium 15:176-189.
  18. Brecka, B.J., M.L. Hooe, and D.H. Wahl. 1995. Comparison of growth, survival, and body composition of muskellunge and tiger muskellunge fed four commercial diets. Progressive Fish-Culturist 57:37-43.
  17. Santucci, V.J., Jr., D.H. Wahl, and T. Storck. 1994. Growth, mortality, harvest, and cost effectiveness of stocked channel catfish in a small impoundment. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 14:781-789.
  16. Welker, M.T., C.L. Pierce, and D.H. Wahl. 1994. Growth and survival of larval fishes: the roles of competition and zooplankton abundance.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 123:703-717.
  15. Hooe, M.L., D.H. Buck, and D.H. Wahl. 1994. Growth, survival, and recruitment of hybrid crappie stocked in small impoundments. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 14:137-142.
  14. Wahl, D.H. and R.A. Stein. 1993. Comparative population characteristics of muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), northern pike (E. lucius), and their hybrid (E. masquinongy x E. lucius). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50:1961-1968.
  13. Santucci, V.J., Jr. and D.H. Wahl. 1993. Factors influencing survival and growth of stocked walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) in a centrarchid-dominated impoundment. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50:1548-1558.
  12. Santucci, V.J., Jr. and D.H. Wahl. 1991. Use of a creel census and electrofishing to assess centrarchid populations. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 12:481-491.
  11. Wahl, D.H. and R.A. Stein. 1991. Food consumption and growth of three esocids: field tests of a bioenergetic model. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 120:230-246.
  10. Wahl, D.H. and R.A. Stein. 1989. Comparative vulnerability of three esocids to largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) predation. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46:2095-2103.
    9. Tinsley, V.R., L.A. Nielsen, and D.H. Wahl. 1989. Pushnet sampling as a supplement to seine sampling in rivers. Fisheries Research 7:201-206.
    8. Mather, M.E. and D.H. Wahl. 1989. Comparative mortality of three esocids due to stocking stressors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46:214-217.
    7. Wahl, D.H., K.A. Bruner, and L.A. Nielsen. 1988. Trophic ecology of freshwater drum in large rivers. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 4:483-491.
    6. Wahl, D.H. 1988. Managing Muskies. Book review. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 117:95-96.
    5. Wahl, D.H. and R.A. Stein. 1988. Selective predation by three esocids: the role of prey behavior and morphology. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 117:142-151.
    4. Wahl, D.H. and R.A. Stein. 1987. Application of liquid oxytetracycline in formulated feeds to mark and treat tiger muskellunge (northern pike x muskellunge). The Progressive Fish-Culturist 49:312-314.
    3. Wahl, D.H. and L.A. Nielsen. 1985. Feeding ecology of the sauger (Stizostedion canadense) in a large river. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 42:120-128.
    2. Nielsen, L.A., D.H. Wahl, and V.R. Tinsley. 1982. Investigation of the feasibility of commercial bait-minnow fishing on the Ohio River. Pages 22-42 in T. Crawford and M. Freeze (editors). Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Inland Commercial Fisheries Association, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
     1. Hansen, M.J. and D.H. Wahl. 1981. Selection of small Daphnia pulex by yellow perch fry in Oneida Lake, New York. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 110:64-71.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND CURRENT RESEARCH 
My research interests are in the broad areas of aquatic ecology and the use of ecological theory in solving problems in applied fisheries management.  Specifically, I am interested in predator-prey interactions, the role of predators in controlling community structure, trophic dynamics in aquatic systems, optimal foraging, bioenergetics modeling and its use in fisheries management, behavioral ecology of fishes, and bioeconomic modeling of fisheries management strategies.  I have worked on, and am interested in, a variety of aquatic systems including large rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and ponds.  In addition, I have a strong interest in laboratory experimental work as a way of determining underlying mechanisms of field patterns.
GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
Benkowski, D.A. 1991. Recruitment mechanisms in young-of-year gizzard shad. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois.
Szendrey, T.A. 1992. Effect of feeding experience on vulnerability to predation, growth, and survival of esocids. M.S. Thesis.  Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. Current position: ARCA Environmental Consulting, Minnesota.
Smith, T.B. 1992. Volatile fatty acids and anaerobic fermentation in temperate piscivorous and omnivorous freshwater fish. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. 
Welker, M.T. 1993. Growth and survival of larval fishes: the role of zooplankton abundance and competition. M.S. Thesis. Department of Zoology, Eastern Illinois University (co-advised with Dr. C. Pierce). Current position: Research Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Grace, E.J. 1993. Effect of light intensity and habitat complexity on predator prey interactions in fish. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. Current position: Conservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Fuhr, M..A. 1993. The effect of size on overwinter survival of young-of-year largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Biology Program, University of Illinois (co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp). Current position: Education Specialist, Missouri Department of Conservation.
Liao, H. 1993. The relative weight (Wr) condition index as a predictor of growth, prey abundance, and environmental conditions. M.S. Thesis. Department of Zoology, Eastern Illinois University (co-advised with Dr. C. Pierce). Current position: Lab Manager, Old Dominion University.
Brecka, B.J. 1994. Effects of dietary protein on growth, survival, and body composition of tiger muskellunge and muskellunge fingerlings. M.S. Thesis. Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University. (co-advised with Dr. C. Kohler). Current position: Fishery Manager, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Mayer, C.M. 1994. Selective feeding and growth of walleye: interaction of zooplankton composition and larval size. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. Current position: Associate Professor, University of Toledo.
Callahan, S. 1995. Growth of bluegill, largemouth bass and channel catfish in relation to fish abundances, food availability, and other limnological variables. M.S. Thesis. Department of Zoology, Eastern Illinois University. (co-advised with Dr. C. Pierce). Current position: THV Consulting.
Swisher, B.J. 1995. Non-additive predation in littoral habitats: influences of habitat complexity and behavior. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. D. Soluk). Current position: Research Biologist, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Wojcieszak, D.B. 1995. Effects of predator acclimation and artificial vegetation on growth and survival of muskellunge and tiger muskellunge. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. Current position: Policy Analyst, Springfield, IL.
Desjardins, M.D. 1996. Genetic differentiation of muskellunge and northern pike on a watershed level. M.S. Thesis. Program in Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation Biology.  University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp). Current position: Biologist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Jonas, J.L. 1996. Direct and indirect effects of starvation on young walleye: energy depletion, mortality, foraging efficiency and vulnerability to predation. M.S. Thesis. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. Current position: Research Biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Eberts, R.C. 1997. Evaluation of  lake chubsuckers as a forage species in small impoundments. M.S. Thesis. Program in Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation Biology. University of Illinois.  Current position: Compliance Specialist, Department of Environmental Protection, Pennsylvania.
Claramunt, R.M. 1997.  The effects of abiotic and biotic factors in determining larval fish growth rates: a comparison across species and systems. M.S. Thesis. Program in Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation Biology.  University of Illinois. Current position: Fisheries Biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Kalas, J.E. 1997. Growth rate variation among gizzard shad populations: relationships with environmental and fish community variables. M.S. Thesis. Department of Zoology, Eastern Illinois University (co-advised with Dr. C. Pierce). Current position: Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Goodrich, J.L.1999. Exploring plankton dynamics in three major habitats of large floodplain rivers. M.S. Thesis. Biology Program, University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. J. Dettmers). Current position: Research Assistant. Martinez, California.
Kline, J.L. 2000. Direct and indirect effects of omnivorous gizzard shad on growth and survival of young-of-year largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Biology Program, University of Illinois. Current position: Fishery Biologist, National Park Service, Florida.
Parkos, III, J.J.  2000. Effect of common carp on aquatic communities. M.S. Thesis. Biology Program, University of Illinois. Current position: Research Biologist, Florida International University.
Herwig, B.R. 2001. Use of stable isotopes to examine large river food webs. M.S. Thesis. Program in Natural Resource Ecology and Conservation Biology. University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. D. Soluk). Current position: Research Biologist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Cooke, S.J. 2002. Physiological diversity of centrarchid fishes. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. (co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp). Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, Carleton University, Canada.
Aday, D.D. 2002.The influence of population and community variables on bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus, life histories: Implications for growth rates, timing-of-maturation, and population size structure. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp). Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, North Carolina State University.
Graeb, B. 2002. Effects of food availability on growth and survival of larval yellow perch in Lake Michigan. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. J. Dettmers). Current Position: Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University.
Galarowicz, T.L. 2003. Development of an individual based bioenergetics model for walleye. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois (co-advised with Dr. R. Herendeen). Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Central Michigan University.
Edison, T.W. 2003. Angler attitudes towards harvest regulations for bluegill sunfish. M.S. Thesis.  Department of Animal Sciences. University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. D. Austen and Dr. D. Philipp). Current Position: Fisheries Biologist, Illinois Natural History Survey.
Siepker, M.J. 2004. Effects of angling on largemouth bass reproduction and feeding. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp and Dr. K. Ostrand). Current Position: Fisheries Research Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation.
Glover, D.M. 2005. Evaluation of yellow perch movements in Lake Michigan: an analysis using lake-wide mark and recapture. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. J. Dettmers). Current Position: Ph.D. Student Auburn University.
Wolfe, M.D. 2006. Effect of common carp on growth, survival, and reproductive success of bluegill and largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. Current Position: Fisheries Biologist, Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Wagner, C.P. 2007. Growth and survival of different genetic stocks of muskellunge. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. Current position: Ph.D. student, University of Illinois.
Parkos, III, J.J. 2008. Role of parental care and ontogenetic diet shifts in the recruitment variation of an aquatic predator. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp). Current Position: Research Biologist, Florida International University.
Oplinger, R.W. 2008. Influence of predators and maternal effects on the size and age of maturation of bluegill sunfish. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. Current Position: Research Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife.
Carter, M.W. 2008. Nesting success of smallmouth bass in Lake Michigan. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. J. Dettmers). Current Position: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.
Weber, M.J. 2008. Use of daily otoliths to determine recruitment mechanisms in Lake Michigan yellow perch. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. J. Dettmers). Current Position: Ph.D. Student, South Dakota State University.
Butler, S.E. 2009. Effects of lowhead dams on movements of several fish species. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. Current Position: Research Biologist, Illinois Natural History Survey. 
Carey, M.P. 2009. Effects of multiple fish predators on aquatic food webs. Ph.D. Thesis. Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. University of Illinois. Current Position: Research Associate, NOAA, Seattle, WA.
VanLandeghem, M. 2010. Effects of temperature and oxygen changes on largemouth bass physiology. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. C. Suski). Current Position: Research Biologist, Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Texas Tech University.
Martin, B.T. 2010. Yellow perch foraging in Lake Michigan. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. S. Czesny). Current Position:
Pope, A.J. 2011. The importance of density-dependent mechanisms in determining cohort survival in largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. 
Gaulke, G.L. 2012. Impacts of hypoxia on largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) behavior, physiology, and acclimation potential. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.  (Co-advised with Dr. C. Suski).
DeBoom, C.S. 2012. Foraging ecology of two piscivores in woody habitat and effects of their introduction on lake ecosystems.  M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. 
Wolter, M. 2012. The effects of temperature, latitudinal origin and dam escapement on management of muskellunge. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois.
Niesler, W.J. In progress. Relationship between environmental variables and growth of stream fishes.  M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.
Effert, E.L. In progress. The influence of riparian forest on community structure and stream metabolism in an agricultural watershed. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. R. Fischer). 
Wagner, C.P. In progress. Growth and energy allocation of stocks of largemouth bass from varying latitudes. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. 
Mulhollem, J. In progress. Anthropogenic effects of temperature and angling on largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois.
Blevins, Z.W. In progress. Differences in physiological responses of fishes from different land use areas. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. C. Suski).
Harlow, S.T. In progress. Behavioral syndromes in round and tubenose gobies. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.  (Co-advised with Dr. S. Czesny).
Stein, J.A. In progress. Effects of catch-and-release angling of brood guarding largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides on recruit abundance. Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science. University of Illinois. (Co-advised with Dr. D. Philipp).
McKenna, P. In progress. Food habits, fatty acids, and stable isotopes in lake trout. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.  (Co-advised with Dr. S. Czesny).
Dub, J. In progress. Growth and mortality of yellow perch in Lake Michigan. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.  (Co-advised with Dr. S. Czesny).
Kalb, B. In progress. Life history of the snail bullhead, Ameiurus brunneus, in the Wateree River, South Carolina. On-line M.S. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.
Rich, S. In progress. Quantifying large woody debris in the Elwha River, Olympic National Park. On-line M.S. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.
Nelson, K. In progress. Competition between Asian carp and native planktivores. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.  (Co-advised with Dr. G. Sass).
French, C. In progress. Effect of low oxygen on feeding and movements of largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. 
DeBoom, C.S. In progress. Linking physical habitat and production in lake food webs using ecological networks. Ph.D. Dissertation. School of Integrative Biology. University of Illinois. 
Stuck, J. In progress. Growth and mortality of Asian carp: comparison of the Wabash and Illinois Rivers. Eastern Illinois University.  (Co-advised with Dr. R. Colombo).
Sanft, E.J. In progress. Effects of plastic fishing bait on growth and survival of largemouth bass. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.

Gring, J.P. In progress. Recruitment and bioenergetics of crappie populations. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.
Stacy, W.L. In progress. Stable isotope analysis of Lake Michigan inshore fish community.  M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois.  (Co-advised with Dr. S. Czesny).
Giebelstein, E. In progress. Fish and habitat associations in medium sized rivers. M.S. Thesis. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. University of Illinois. 
TEACHINGI currently teach a graduate level course, Fish Ecology and Management at the University of Illinois. I also assist with a seminar series in Aquatic Ecology and Conservation Biology.
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