Identifying structural elements needed for development of a predictive life-history model for pallid and shovelnose sturgeons

Journal of Applied Ichthyology
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Abstract

Intensive management of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers has resulted in dramatic changes to the river systems and their biota. These changes have been implicated in the decline of the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus), which has been listed as a United States federal endangered species. The sympatric shovelnose sturgeon (S. platorynchus) is more common and widespread but has also been in decline. The decline of pallid sturgeon is considered symptomatic of poor reproductive success and low or no recruitment. In order to organize information about these species and provide a basis for future development of a predictive model to help guide recovery efforts, we present an expert-vetted, conceptual life-history framework that incorporates the factors that affect reproduction, growth, and survival of shovelnose and pallid sturgeons.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Identifying structural elements needed for development of a predictive life-history model for pallid and shovelnose sturgeons
Series title Journal of Applied Ichthyology
DOI 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2011.01731.x
Volume 27
Issue 2
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Publisher location Hoboken, NJ
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description 8 p.
First page 462
Last page 469
Country United States
State Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Other Geospatial Mississippi River, Missouri River
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