Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Nebraska
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Nebraska Project


Recruitment of walleye and white bass in irrigation reservoirs

January 2006 - December 2013


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

The purpose of this project is to gain an understanding of the factors affecting recruitment of walleye and white bass in irrigation reservoirs. The primary foci are documenting the relative importance of spawning habitats and determining when the suspected recruitment bottleneck for walleye and white bass occurs in southwest Nebraska irrigation reservoirs.

Research Publications Publication Date
Martin, D. R., L. A. Powell, and K. L. Pope. 2009. Spring home ranges of white bass in irrigation reservoirs of the Republican River Basin, Nebraska. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 18:514-519. | Download November 2009
Martin, D. R., L. A. Powell, and K. L. Pope. 2012. Habitat selection by adult walleye during spawning season in irrigation reservoirs: a patch occupancy modeling approach. Environmental Biology of Fishes 93:589-598. | Download March 2012
DeBoer, J. A., K. L. Pope, and K. D. Koupal. 2013. Environmental factors regulating the recruitment of walleye Sander vitreus and white bass Morone chrysops in irrigation reservoirs. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22:43-54. | Download December 2013
DeBoer, J. A., J. J. Fontaine, C. J. Chizinski, and K. L. Pope. 2015. Masked expression of life-history traits in a highly variable environment. Great Plains Research 25:25-38. | Download April 2015
DeBoer, J. A., C. M. Webber, T. A. Dixon, and K. L. Pope. 2016. The influence of a severe reservoir drawdown on springtime zooplankton and larval fish assemblages in Red Willow Reservoir, Nebraska. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 31:131-146. | Download December 2016
DeBoer, J. A., and K. L. Pope. 2016. Factors influencing recruitment of walleye and white bass to three distinct early ontogenetic stages. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 25:504-517. | Download October 2016
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
DeBoer, J. A. 2013. Walleye and white bass recruitment in southwest Nebraska irrigation reservoirs. M.S. thesis. University of Nebraska—Lincoln. December 2013
Martin, D. R. 2008. Habitat selection by spawning habitats for walleye and white bass in irrigation reservoirs of the Republican River basin, Nebraska. M.S. thesis. University of Nebraska—Lincoln. December 2008
Lueckenhoff, R. W. 2011. Morphological variation between juvenile white bass and juvenile hybrid striped bass. M.S. Thesis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln. May 2011
Kill, R. A. 2013. A population model for walleye in Nebraska irrigation reservoirs. M.S. thesis. University of Nebraska—Lincoln. December 2013