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

Tennessee Staff Member


Kayla Nicole Key

Email: knkey42@students.tntech.edu

Biography

Kayla received her BS from University of Tennessee Martin in 2012, a MS from University of Texas Tyler in 2015, and began her Ph.D. research in Fall 2015. Kayla's interests broadly involve landscape ecology, conservation, and management. Her project is part of a long term mussel conservation program in Missouri working with Missouri Department of Conservation. Her focus is conducting a conservation assessment and developing a long term monitoring program for mussel assemblages in the Meramec River Basin.

Research Publications Publication Date
Bouska, K., A.E. Rosenberger, S.E. McMurray, G. Lindner, and K. Key. 2018. State-level freshwater mussel programs: current status and a research framework to aid in mussel management and conservation. Fisheries DOI:10.1002/fsh.10106. (IP-076251) 2018-05-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Rosenberger, A.E., S. McMurray, K. Bouska, G. Lindner, K.Key, M. Schrum, and L. Lueckenhoff. 2018. Towards a Statewide, Strategic, and Spatially-Explicit Mussel Conservation Assessment and Monitoring Program – our vision. Oral Presentation to Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. 2018-01-26
Rosenberger, A.E., K. Bouska, S. McMurray, G. Lindner, K. Key, M. Schrum, and L. Lueckenhoff. 2016. Towards a strategic and spatially-explicit mussel conservation assessment and monitoring program in Missouri - our vision. Invited Presentation for the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri. August, 2016. 2016-08-22
Lindner, G., K. Key, and A. Rosenberger. 2017. Using hydrogeomorphic variables for habitat modeling of unionid mussel concentrations in Missouri Ozark rivers. The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Annual Meeting, Clevland, OH, March 2017. 2017-03-26
Lindner, G., K. Key, K. Bouska, and A.E. Rosenberger. Derivation of hydrogeomorphic variables for fundamental niche modeling of unionid mussel concentrations in Missouri Ozark Rivers. Oral Presentation for the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, 2016. 2016-08-25
Lindner, G., K. Bouska, K. Key, and A. Rosenberger. 2016. Maxent modeling for Missouri Ozark unionids with macroscale hydro-geomorphic variables. Seminar, Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, January 2016. 2016-01-24
Key, K., G. Lindner, K. Bouska, and A. Rosenberger. 2017. Generation of a fundamental niche model for diverse mussel assemblages within the northeastern Ozark region of Missouri. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO, February 2017. 2017-02-02
Key, K., G. Lindner, K. Bouska, and A. Rosenberger. 2016. Using maxent to generate a fundamental niche model for diverse mussel assemblages within the northeastern Ozark region of Missouri. Missouri Natural Resource Conference, Osage Beach, MO. February, 2016. 2016-02-03
Key, K., G. Lindner, A. Rosenberger, and K. Bouska. 2017. A hierarchical approach to mussel conservation: from niche modeling to field monitoring. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2017. 2017-03-26
Key, K., G. Linder, and A.E. Rosenberger. 2016. A tool for identifying potential threats to species on a landscape level: An example geared towards endangered freshwater mussels in Missouri. Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers Annual Meeting. Ponca State Park, NE. October, 2016. 2016-10-02
Key, K., A. Rosenberger, and C. Krause. 2017. A user-friendly tool to identify potential threats to species on a landscape level. Oral presentation at 2017 Organization of Fisheries and Wildlife Information Managers Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Invited. 2017-10-01
Key, K., A. Rosenberger, G. Lindner, and K. Bouska. 2017. Using maxent to generate a fundamental niche model for diverse mussel assemblages within the northeastern Ozark region of Missouri. Poster Presentation, School of Natural Resources Research Day, May 2017. 2017-05-03
Key, K., A. Rosenberger, G. Lindner, and K. Bouska. 2017. Hierarchical approach to mussel conservation: from niche modeling to field monitoring. Oral presentation, American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, August 2017. 2017-08-24
Key, K. and A.E. Rosenberger. A strategic, efficient, and spatially-explicit monitoring program for freshwater mussel communities: a case study in the Meramec Basin in Missouri. Oral Presentation for the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas. February, 2020. 2020-02-20
Key, K. and A.E. Rosenberger. 2019. Spatial variation in composition of mussel communities in relation to modeled habitat suitability. Annual meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of AFS, Chatanooga, TN, March, 2019. 2019-03-15
Key, K. and A.E. Rosenberger. 2019. Spatial variation in composition of mussel communities in relation to modeled habitat suitability in the Meramec Drainage of Missouri. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. March, 2019. 2019-03-15
Key, K. and A.E. Rosenberger. 2019. Spatial variation in composition of mussel communities in relation to modeled habitat suitability in the Meramec Drainage of Missouri. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO. 2019-02-15
Key, K. and A. Rosenberger. 2018. Spatial variation in composition of mussel communities in relation to modeled habitat suitability in the Meramec Drainage of Missouri. Oral presentation to the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, NJ, August 2018. 2018-08-20
Kelley, L., K.N. Key, and A.E. Rosenberger. 2018. Life history strategies for freshwater mussels along longitudinal gradients in the Meramec River, Missouri. Poster presentation at 2018 Southeastern Fishes Council, McCormick, South Carolina. 2018-11-15
Holtswarth, J.N., A.E. Rosenberger, K.N. Key, and G. Lindner. 2019. Assessing the transferability of a freshwater mussel fundamental niche model within the Ozark Ecoregion, Missouri. Oral presentation (invited), Organization of Fisheries and Wildlife Information Managers Annual Meeting, West Virginia. October, 2019. 2019-10-15
Holtswarth, J.N., A.E. Rosenberger, K.N. Key, and G. Lindner. 2018. Do freshwater mussel beds associate with lateral channel stability and channel controls? Oral presentation (invited). Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. October, 2018. 2018-10-15
Holtswarth, J.N., A.E. Rosenberger, G. Lindner, and K. Key. 2019. Assessing the transferability of a freshwater mussel fundamental niche model within the Ozark Ecoregion, Missouri. Tennessee American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN. 2019-03-15
Holtswarth, J.N., A.E. Rosenberger, K.N. Key, G. Lindner. 2019. Assessing the transferability of a freshwater mussel fundamental niche model within the Ozark Ecoregion, Missouri. Master’s Seminar to the Deparment of Biology, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN. July, 2019 2019-07-10
Holtswarth, J.N., A.E. Rosenberger, K.N. Key, G. Lindner. 2019. Assessing the transferability of a freshwater mussel fundamental niche model within the Ozark Ecoregion, Missouri. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April, 2019. 2019-04-15