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Staff Member


Dr. Casey Pennock

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Education

  • Ph D Kansas State University 2019

Biography

I grew up in a small town in south-central Kansas, and cut my teeth on sandbed rivers in the Arkansas River Basin. I completed a masters and PhD at Kansas State University, where I researched fish passage solutions for Great Plains fish communities and movement and early life history ecology of desert suckers. My research interests are centered around the conservation and ecology of freshwater fishes, and my research experiences have taken place across a diverse array of aquatic systems, including small streams, large rivers, and reservoirs in the Great Plains and desert southwest. I first joined the Budy Fish Ecology Lab in April 2020 as a postdoctoral research fellow assessing climate change impacts on Alaskan arctic lakes and continuing to research desert fish ecology. I am currently research faculty in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University.. Aquatic ecology and conservation, population and community ecology, animal movement

Research Publications Publication Date
Pennock, C.A., W.C. Saunders, and P. Budy. 2022. High densities of conspecifics buffer native fish from negative interactions with an ecologically similar invasive. Biological Invasions https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02725-y. USGS FSP IP-130496. | Download January 2022
Pennock, C.A., P. Budy, and N. Barrett. 2021. Effects of increased temperature on arctic fish is mediated by food availability: Implications for climate change. Freshwater Biology 66:549-561. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13659. USGS FSP ID-121940.

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March 2021
Pennock, C.A., Budy P, Macfarlane, WW. 2022. Effective conservation and restoration of desert riverscapes requires conservation and restoration of in-stream flows with rehabilitation approaches tailored to water availability. Invited: Frontiers in Environmental Science 10:870488. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.870488. USGS FSP IP- 138466. | Abstract May 2022
Pennock, C.A, L. Bruckerhoff, K.B. Gido, A.L. Barkalow, M.J. Breen, P. Budy, W.W. Macfarlane, and D.L. Propst. 2022. Failure to achieve recommended environmental flows coincides with declining fish populations: Long-term trends in regulated and unregulated rivers. Freshwater Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13966. USGS FSP IP- 134441 (LB). | Abstract July 2022
Pennock, C., P. Budy, W.W. Macfarlane, M.J. Breen, J. Jimenez, and J.C. Schmidt. In press. Native fish need a natural flow regime. AAccepted 16 Nov, 2021 Fisheries as a ‘Perspectives’ Article. USGS FSP IP-130996. November 2021
Pennock, C. A., and K. B. Gido. 2021. Spatial and temporal dynamics of fish assemblages in a desert reservoir over 38 years. Hyrdrobiologia 848:1231-1248. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-021-04514-z March 2021
Pennock, C. A., P. Budy, S. A. Bonar, T. E. Dowling, K. B. Gido, E. I. Gilbert, B. R. Kesner, C. P. Paukert, M. C. Quist, J. Stahli, T. F. Turner, and D. L. Ward. 2022. Assessment of potential augmentation and management strategies for Razorback Sucker Xyrauchen texanus in Lake Mead and Grand Canyon: A Science Panel Summary. (No FSP possible). April 2022
Pennock CA, Ahrens ZT, McKinstry MC, Budy P, Gido KB. 2021. Trophic niches of native and nonnative fishes along a river-reservoir continuum. Scientific Reports 11:12140 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-91730-1 | Download June 2021
Bruckerhoff, L.A., C. A. Pennock, and K.B. Gido. 2021. Do fine-scale experiments underestimate predator consumption rates?. Journal of Animal Ecology. doi:0.1111/1365-2656.13549

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May 2021
Presentations Presentation Date
Pennock, CA, Bruckerhoff, LA, Gido, KB, Barkalow, AL, Breen, MJ, Budy, P, Macfarlane, WW, Propst, DL. 2022. Declines of common native fishes in two arid-land rivers despite managed environmental and natural flow regimes. May 2022
Pennock C, Macfarlane W, Budy P, Jimenez J, Goodell J. 2022. Effective conservation and restoration of desert riverscapes must include conservation of in-stream flows: What can we learn from a case study from the White River, Utah? February 2022
Pehrson, H., C. Pennock, G. P. Thiede, and P. Budy. 2021. Effects of thermokarst failure on fish feeding ecology and diet composition in a pair of arctic lakes. Annual Meeting, Western Division, American Fisheries Society, Virtual, 10-14 May. May 2021
Miller, B. J., C. A. Pennock, and P. Budy. 2023. Wood You Believe it? Non-Native Wood Addition Enhances In-Stream Habitat for Native Desert Fishes. 2023 Annual Meeting, Colorado River Aquatic Biologists, Laughlin NV, 4-5 Jan 2023.<br><br> January 2023
Miller, B. J., C. A. Pennock, and P. Budy. 2022. Wood You Believe it? Experimental Nonnative Wood Addition Enhances In-Stream Habitat for Native Desert Fishes. 2022 Annual Meeting, Desert Fishes Council, Saint George UT, 16-20 Nov 2022. November 2022
Miller, B. J., C. A. Pennock, and P. Budy. 2022. Testing the Efficacy of Non-Native Wood Addition to Enhance In-Stream Habitat for Native Desert Fishes. 2022 Annual Meeting, Utah American Fisheries Society, Ogden UT, 7-9 March 2022. March 2022
Friesen, B., P. Budy and C. Pennock. 2023. Characterizing the fish assemblage in a reservoir forebay and identifying the potential for nonnative fish escapement into a desert river. 2023 Colorado River Researchers Meeting, Grand Junction, CO. 31 January - 1 February 2023. January 2023
Friesen, B., P. Budy and C. Pennock. 2023. Characterizing the fish assemblage in a reservoir forebay and identifying the potential for nonnative fish escapement into a desert river. 2023 Colorado River Aquatic Biologists Meeting, Laughlin, NV. 4-5 January 2023. January 2023
Friesen, B., P. Budy and C. Pennock. 2022. Characterizing the fish assemblage in a reservoir forebay and identifying the potential for nonnative fish escapement into a desert river. 2022 Desert Fishes Council Annual Meeting, St. George, UT, 16-20 November 2022. November 2022
Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, and C. A. Pennock. 2022. Exploring movement patterns of an endangered minnow in a fragmented desert river. 54th Annual Meeting, Desert Fishes Council, St. George, UT, 16-20 November 2022. Oral Presentation. November 2022
Chavez, M. J., P. Budy, and C. A. Pennock. 2022. Characterizing Rio Grande Silvery Minnow movement patterns. Utah American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Ogden, UT, 7-9 March 2022. Oral Presentation. March 2022
<br>Miller, B. J., C. A. Pennock, and P. Budy. 2023. Wood you Believe it? Non-Native Wood Addition Enhances In-Stream Habitat for Native Desert Fishes. 2023 Annual Meeting, Colorado River Basis Researchers Meeting, Grand Junction CO, 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2023. January 2023
Technical Publications Publication Date
Pennock, C. A., W. W. Macfarlane, P. Budy, J. Jimenez, and J. Goodell. 2021. Conservation, restoration and monitoring plan for the lower White River, Utah. UTCFWRU 2022(1):1-78. January 2022