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

Texas Staff Member

Dr. Jane Rogosch

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Assistant Unit Leader
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  • Ph D University of Washington 2019
  • MS Kansas State University 2015
  • BS University of New Mexico 2009


Dr. Rogosch received her PhD from the University of Washington and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Missouri before joining the Texas Unit in 2020. Her research is centered around the ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes with emphasis on the influence of altered flow conditions, invasive species, and other aspects of environmental change. She has worked on topics that include the management and recovery of endangered fishes in dryland rivers of the desert Southwest, the effects of low-head dams on stream habitat and fish community composition in the Great Plains, and the dynamics of fish communities in response to nonnative species and increasing hydrologic drought across the southwestern United States. Her research aims to inform conservation and management of freshwater fishes with a strong emphasis on the application of quantitative approaches to data analysis.
Dr. Rogosch’s lab uses a variety of quantitative methods for building models of populations, spatial and compositional analysis of communities, and applying innovative techniques for exploring food-web structure, invasive species distributions, and environmental gradients across riverine landscapes.

Areas of Expertise

Aquatic Ecology, GIS/Spatial Analysis, Invasive Species, Population Dynamics, Population and Community Ecology, Species Distribution Modeling, Stream Ecology, T&E Species Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Freshwater Fishes, Nongame Fish/Wildlife, Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Research Publications Publication Date
Trentman, M.T., Dodds, W.K., Fencl, J.S., Gerber, K., Guarneri, J., Hitchman, S.M., Peterson, Z., and Rüegg, J. 2015. Quantifying ambient nitrogen uptake and functional relationships of uptake versus concentration in streams: a comparison of stable isotope, pulse, and plateau approaches. Biogeochemistry 125(1). doi:10.1007/s10533-015-0112-5. June 2015
Tonkin, J.D., J.D. Olden, D.M. Merritt, L.V. Reynolds, J.S. Rogosch, and D.A. Lytle. 2021. Designing flow regimes to support entire river ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, fee.2348. May 2021
Rolls, R.J., J.S. Rogosch, and L.M. Kuehne. 2022. How Shall We Meet? Embracing the Opportunities of Virtual Conferencing. Fisheries. July 2022
Rogosch, J.S., and J.D. Olden. 2020. Invaders induce coordinated isotopic niche shifts in native fish species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 77(8): 1348–1358. doi:10.1139/cjfas-2019-0346. April 2020
Rogosch, J.S., and J.D. Olden. 2019. Dynamic contributions of intermittent and perennial streams to fish beta diversity in dryland rivers. Journal of Biogeography: jbi.13673. doi:10.1111/jbi.13673. August 2019
Rogosch, J.S., Tonkin, J.D., Lytle, D.A., Merritt, D.M., Reynolds, L. V., and Olden, J.D. 2019. Increasing drought favors nonnative fishes in a dryland river: evidence from a multispecies demographic model. Ecosphere 10(4): e02681. doi:10.1002/ecs2.2681. April 2019
Rogosch, J.S. and J.D. Olden. 2021. Comparing opportunistic and strategic removal efforts to manage invasive fish species using a dynamic multi‐state occupancy model. Journal of Applied Ecology. September 2021
Messager, M.L., L. Comte, T.B.A. Couto, E.D. Koontz, L.M. Kuehne, J.S. Rogosch, R.R. Stiling, and J.D. Olden. 2022. Course-based undergraduate research to advance environmental science and management. doi:10.1002/fee.2507

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May 2022
Mather, M. E., J. M. Smith, K. M. Boles, R. B Taylor, C. G. Kennedy, S. M. Hitchman, J. S. Rogosch, and H. M. Frank. 2021. Merging scientific silos: Integrating specialized approaches for thinking about and using spatial data that can provide new directions for persistent fisheries problems. Fisheries. June 2021
Hitchman, S.M, M. E. Mather, J. Smith, and J. Fencl. 2018. Identifying keystone habitats with a mosaic approach can improve biodiversity conservation in disturbed ecosystems. Global Change Biology 2017;1–14. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13846; July 2017
Hitchman, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, J. S. Fencl. 2018. Habitat mosaics and path analysis can improve biological conservation of aquatic biodiversity in ecosystems with low-head dams. Science of the Total Environment 619–620: 221–231; April 2018
Fencl, J., M. Mather, J. Smith, and S. Hitchman. 2017. The blind men and the elephant examine biodiversity at low-head dams: are we all dealing with the same dam reality? Ecosphere 8 (1): 1-17; DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1973; November 2017
Fencl, J. S., M. E. Mather, K. Costigan, and M. D, Daniels. 2015. How Big of an Effect Do Small Dams Have?; Using Geomorphological Footprints to Quantify Spatial Impact of Low-Head Dams and Identify Patterns of Across-Dam Variation PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141210 | Abstract November 2015
Burdett, A.S., Fencl, J.S., and Turner, T.F. 2015. Evaluation of freshwater invertebrate sampling methods in a shallow aridland river (Rio Grande, New Mexico). Aquatic Biology. 23(2): 139–146. Inter-Research. doi:10.3354/ab00616. January 2015
Creamer, David

Hanson, Cienna

Le Bouille, Diane
Post Doc

Wilson, Wade

Presentations Presentation Date
Wright, K., J. Rogosch, H. Boehm, K. Ivey, C. Paukert, E. Webb, and R. Tingley III. 2022. Assessing river restoration: are we effectively addressing contemporary challenges facing inland freshwater fish? Joint Aquatic Sciences Annual Meeting, 14–20 May 2022. Grand Rapids, MI. May 2022
Wright, K., H. Boehm, A. Lynch, C. Paukert, J. Rogosch, R. Tingley III, E. Webb. Fishing for complements: A review of restoration effectiveness and opportunities for climate change adaptation for inland fish. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Overland Park, KS. 14 February 2023 February 2023
Rogosch, J.S., T.P. Archdeacon, and S. Davenport. Fish population dynamics and conservation strategies in a communally important aridland river. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. May 14-22, 2022 May 2022
Rogosch, J.S., T. Birdsong, J. Broska, D. Buckmeier, D.P. Bunting, A. Cohen, G. Garrett, D. Hendrickson, K. Mayes, N. Smith. 2022. Species distribution modeling and Native Fish Conservation Area prioritization to guide landscape-level conservation. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. May 17-19, 2022. May 2022
Rogosch, J.S., J.D. Olden, J.D. Tonkin, D.A. Lytle, D.M. Merritt, L.V. Reynolds “Hydrologic drought favors non-native fishes in a changing climate“, Desert Fishes Council. San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico. Nov 15-19, 2017<br><br> November 2017
Rogosch, J.S., H.I.A Boehm, K. Ivey, R.W. Tingley III, E.B. Webb, K.D. Wright, and C.P. Paukert. 2021. Assessing restoration effectiveness: a review of river restoration. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Virtual Meeting. February 2-4, 2021. February 2021
Rogosch, J.S., Archdeacon, T.P., and S. Davenport. 2021. Population trends and trade-offs in long-term dynamics of a prairie stream fish community. American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting. November 6-10, 2021 November 2021
Rogosch, J.S. and J.D. Olden. “Trophic ecology along a gradient of invasion,” Desert Fishes Council. Death Valley, California, USA. Nov 14-18, 2018 November 2018
Rogosch, J.S. and J.D. Olden. “Intermittent streams make significant contributions to biodiversity in dryland rivers of the southwestern United States“, Society for Freshwater Science. Detroit, Michigan, USA. May 20-24, 2018 May 2018
Rogosch, J.S. and J.D. Olden. “Fish invaders induce trophic niche shifts in native species,” Society for Freshwater Science. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. May 19-24, 2019 May 2019
Rogosch, J.S. and C.P. Paukert. 2020. How do we measure success of restoration to meet this centuries' biggest challenges to global inland fish and fisheries? World Fisheries Congress, Adelaide, Australia. October 16 2020. - CANCELLED October 2020
Mayes, K., J. Hatt, A. Rodger, T. Starks, and J. Rogosch. Perspectives of southern Great Plains state agencies on prairie stream conservation. American Fisheries Society, Annual Meeting. November 6-10, 2021 November 2021
Jane S. Fencl, Martha E. Mather, Sean M. Hitchman, Joseph M. Smith. Quantifying river fragmentation: impacts of low-head dams on geomorphology and fish biodiversity in the Neosho River, Kansas<br><br> February 2015
Ivey, K., K. Wright, J.S. Rogosch, H.I.A. Boehm, R.W. Tingley III, and C.P. Paukert. 2021. Exploring the relationship between assessment metrics and perceived success of river and stream restoration projects. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Virtual Meeting. February 2-4, 2021 February 2021
Hu, D, S. Gaughan, P.M. Kocovsky, M.E. Mather, K. Mayes, J. Perkin, J.S. Rogosch, D. Winkelman, M. Wuellner. 2022. AFS 151 Symposia Summaries. "Creating and implementing an ecosystem-wide integrated research agenda and conservation plan for prairie streams: A shared vision, next generation synthesis, and future action plan." Fisheries 47: 30. November 2021
Hitchman, S., M. Mather, J. Smith, J. Fencl. 2016. Viewing streams as a habitat mosaic; implications for riverscape ecology and stream conservation. Invited Symposium, American Fisheries Society, August 21-25, 2016 August 2016
Hitchman, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. S. Fencl, J. M. Smith. 2015. Are riffles keystone habitats in a low-gradient prairie stream?; implications for riverscape ecology and stream conservation August 2015
Harried, B., C. Paukert, J. Rogosch, and J. Westhoff. 2022. Lack of standardized methods inhibits inference from fish thermal preferences and climate adaptation. Joint Aquatic Sciences meeting, Grand Rapids MI. May 2022
Fencl, J.S. and J.D. Olden. “Fish life-history strategies define meta-population dynamics in a dryland stream”, Society for Freshwater Science, Sacramento, CA, May 2016 May 2016
Fencl, J., M. E. Mather, S. M. Hitchman, J. M. Smith. Quantifying impacts of river fragmentation: How low-head dams alter geomorphology, fish biodiversity, and habitat in the Neosho River, Kansas August 2014
Boehm, H., and J. Rogosch. 2022. Best Practices for Improving DEIJA in the Fisheries Employment Hiring Process. Oral Presentation. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA. August 21 - 25, 2022 August 2022