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

Florida Staff Member


Mrs. Kimberly Bonvechio

Kimberly Bonvechio, Ph.D. student, University of Florida and Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

PhD
Phone: (912) 282 - 2363
Email: kim.bonvechio@myfwc.com
Alt. Email: bonvechiok@ufl.com

Education

  • MS University of Florida 2001
  • BS University of South Carolina 1998

Biography

I am a doctoral student at the University of Florida under Dr. Andrew Carlson and a full-time assistant research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Teaching Interest

Teaching and mentoring young women in science.

Research Interest

My research interests include: addressing broad-scale fisheries issues using large, diverse datasets; evaluating long-term fisheries monitoring programs; defining and communicating relevancy of monitoring programs for natural resource decision makers; and developing effective methods for communicating complex issues to natural resource user groups.

Research Publications Publication Date
Tugend, K.I., and M.S. Allen. 2004. Changes in the plant and fish communities in enhanced littoral areas of Lake Kissimmee, Florida, following a habitat enhancement. Lake and Reservoir Management 20:54-64. https://doi.org/10.1080/07438140409354100 December 2004
Tugend, K.I., and M.S. Allen. 2000. Temporal dynamics of zooplankton community composition and mean size at Lake Wauberg, Florida. Florida Scientist 63(3):142‑154. https://www.jstor.org/stable/24321117 December 2000
Tugend, K.I., M.S. Allen, and M. Webb. 2002. Use of fisheries habitat structures in U.S. lakes and reservoirs: a survey from the Southern Division AFS Reservoir Committee. Fisheries 27(5):22-27.
https://doi.org/10.1577/1548-8446(2002)027<0022:UOAHSI>2.0.CO;2
December 2002
Tugend, K.I., M.S. Allen, and M. Binford. 2004. Potential use of remote sensing to assess effects of wave action on plant re-establishment. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 42:54-59. December 2004
Thompson, B.C., W.F. Porak, K.I. Bonvechio, B.L. Barthel, M.S. Allen, and C.M. Adams. 2016. Economic and conservation impacts of stocking wild Florida Bass into large Florida lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:452-464. https://doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2016.1141120 December 2016
Sengco, M.R., A.S. Li, K. Tugend, D. Kulis, and D.M. Anderson. 2001. Removal of red- and brown-tide cells using clay flocculation. I. Laboratory culture experiments with Gymnodinium breve and Aureococcus anophagefferens. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 210:41-53. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps210041 December 2001
Quist, M., K.I. Bonvechio, and M.S. Allen. 2009. Statistical analyses and data management. P. 171-194. In S. Bonar, D. Willis and W. Hubert (eds). Standard Sampling Methods for North American Freshwater Fishes. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. December 2009
Nagid, E.J., T.F. Bonvechio, K.I. Bonvechio, and W.F. Porak. 2015. Suwannee Bass Micropterus notius Bailey & Hubbs, 1949. P. 67–73. In M.D. Tringali, J.M. Long, T.W. Birdsong, and M.S. Allen (eds). Black Bass Diversity. American Fisheries Society Symposium 82, Bethesda, Maryland. December 2015
Gwinn, D.C., M.S. Allen, K.I. Bonvechio, M. Hoyer, and L.S. Beesley. 2016. Evaluating estimators of species richness: the importance of considering statistical error rates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7:294-302. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12462 December 2016
Dotson, J.R., K.I. Bonvechio, B.C. Thompson, W.E. Johnson, N.A. Trippel, J.B. Furse, S. Gornak, C.K. McDaniel, W. F. Pouder, and E. H. Leone. 2015. Effects of large-scale habitat enhancement
strategies on Florida bass fisheries. P. 387-404. In M.D. Tringali, J.M. Long, T.W. Birdsong, and M.S. Allen (eds). Black Bass Diversity. American Fisheries Society Symposium 82, Bethesda, Maryland.
December 2015
Bonvechio, T.F., and K.I. Bonvechio. 2021. Proposed standard weight (Ws) equation and standard length categories for Lake Chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10655 December 2021
Bonvechio, T.F., K.I. Bonvechio, and S.M. Sammons. 2019. Proposed standard weight (Ws) equation and standard length categories for Shoal Bass Micropterus cataractae. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:933-938. https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10325 December 2019
Bonvechio, T.F., K.I. Bonvechio, and R.L. Cailteux. 2010. Proposed standard weight (Ws) equation and standard length categories for Suwannee Bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:983-988. https://doi.org/10.1577/M10-034.1

Erratum: https://doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2011.583799
December 2010
Bonvechio, K.I., and T.F. Bonvechio. 2006. Relationship between habitat and sportfish populations over a twenty-year period at Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:124-133. https://doi.org/10.1577/M04-191.1 December 2006
Bonvechio, K.I., S. Hooley, S. Crawford, and R.E. Sawyers. 2012. Comparison of sinking and floating gill nets for collecting shads Dorosoma spp. in shallow Florida lakes. Lake and Reservoir Management 28:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/07438141.2011.632707 December 2012
Bonvechio, K.I., R.E. Sawyers, and E. Leone. 2013. Increasing the efficiency of Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Long-term Monitoring Program. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 1:7–13. December 2013
Bonvechio, K.I., R.E. Sawyers, R. Bitz, and S. Crawford. 2014. Use of mini–fyke nets for sampling shallow-water fish communities in Florida lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:693-701. https://doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2014.901261 December 2014
Bonvechio, K.I., M.S. Allen, T.F. Bonvechio and T. Coughlin. 2008. Comparison of largemouth bass assessment metrics between standardized and historical sampling designs at six Florida lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:1132-1137. https://doi.org/10.1577/M07-127.1 December 2008
Bonvechio, K.I., M.J. Catalano, R.E. Sawyers, and S. Crawford. 2009. Determining sample size for monitoring fish communities using electric fishing in three Florida lakes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:409-412. December 2009
Bonvechio, K.I., B. Barthel, and J. Carroll. 2018. Health and genetic structure of the American Eel in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 17:438-455. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.017.0311 December 2018
Bonvechio, K.I. 2016. Comparison of glass eel stages of American Eel and Speckled Worm Eel in a northeast Florida estuary. Fisheries Management and Ecology 23:350–355. https://doi.org/10.1111/fme.12177 December 2016
Allen, M.S., and K.I. Tugend. 2002. Effects of habitat enhancement on habitat quality and largemouth bass recruitment at Lake Kissimmee, Florida. P. 265-276. In D. Philipp and M. Ridgway (eds). Black Bass: Ecology, Conservation and Management. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. December 2002
Allen, M.S., K.I. Tugend, and M. Mann. 2003. Largemouth bass abundance and angler catch rates following a habitat enhancement project at Lake Kissimmee, Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:845-855. https://doi.org/10.1577/M02-148 December 2003
Presentations Presentation Date
Tugend, K.I., and M.S. Allen. 2001. Effects of a habitat enhancement on littoral plant and fish communities. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. August 2001. Phoenix, AZ. August 2001
Tugend, K.I., and M.S. Allen. 2001. Plant and fish communities in enhanced littoral areas of Lake Kissimmee, Florida following a major habitat enhancement. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2001. Jacksonville, FL. February 2001
Tugend, K.I., M.S. Allen, and M.A. Webb. 2000. Abiotic habitat enhancements in U.S. lakes and reservoirs: a survey of the Southern Division Reservoir Committee. Southern Division Midyear Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2000. Savannah, GA. February 2000
Tugend, K.I., M.S. Allen, and M. Binford. 2002. Use of remote sensing and GIS technologies for studying plant community dynamics: a case study. Native Aquatic Plant Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. August 2002. Baltimore, MD. August 2002
Tugend, K.I., M.S. Allen, and M. Binford. 2002. The use of remote sensing and GIS to identify factors related to plant colonization. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2002. Little Rock, AR. February 2002
Tugend, K.I. 2004. Relationship between habitat and sportfish populations over a twenty-year period at Lake Tohopekaliga, Florida. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2004. Oklahoma City, OK. February 2004
Bonvechio, T.F., and K.I. Bonvechio. 2006. Preliminary population responses of sport fish species to a habitat enhancement at West Lake Tohopekaliga. Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries <br> Society Annual Meeting, February 2006. Ocala, FL. February 2006
Bonvechio, T.F., K.I. Bonvechio, and R.L. Cailteux. 2011. Proposed standard weight (<i>W<sub>s</sub></i>) equation and standard length categories for Suwannee bass. Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2011: Perry, GA. February 2011
Bonvechio, T.F., K.I. Bonvechio, and R.L. Cailteux. 2010. Proposed standard weight (W<sub>s</sub>) equation and standard length categories for Suwannee bass. Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2010: Ocala, FL. February 2010
Bonvechio, T. and K. Bonvechio. 2021. Proposed standard weight (Ws) equation and standard length categories for Lake Chubsucker <i>Erimyzon sucetta</i>. Virtual Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Session, April 2021. April 2021
Bonvechio, K.I., S. Hooley, S. Crawford, and R.E. Sawyers. 2011. Comparison of sinking and floating gill nets for collecting shads <i>Dorosoma</i> sp. and black crappie <i>Pomoxis nigromaculatus</i> in shallow Florida lakes. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. January 2011. Tampa, FL. January 2011
Bonvechio, K.I., R.E. Sawyers, and E. Leone. 2013. Increasing the cost-effectiveness of Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries Long-term Monitoring Program. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Meeting. October 2013. Oklahoma City, OK. October 2013
Bonvechio, K.I., R.E. Sawyers, R. Bitz, and S. Crawford. 2014. Use of mini–fyke nets for sampling shallow-water fish communities in Florida lakes. Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2014. Ocala, FL. February 2014
Bonvechio, K.I., R. Hamm, and S. Whichel. 2019. <i>Anguillicoloides crassus: </i>Gulf of Mexico's unwanted visitor. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. January 2019. Galveston, TX. January 2019
Bonvechio, K.I., J. Crumpton, W.E. Johnson. 2005. American eel, <i>Anguilla rostrata</i>, monitoring in Florida. Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting February 2005. <br> Ocala, FL. February 2005
Bonvechio, K.I., C. Steward, A. Strickland, and J. Hill. 2015. Thinking inside the box to learn about Florida’s American Eels. FWC-FWRI Seminar. December 2015. St Petersburg, FL. December 2015
Bonvechio, K.I., A. Strickland, C. Steward, J. Hill, J. Carroll, B. Barthel. 2016. Thinking “Inside the box” to direct American Eel research efforts in Florida. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2016. Wheeling, WV. February 2016
Bonvechio, K.I., A. Strickland, C. Steward, J. Hill, B. Barthel, and J. Carroll. 2017. Using non-target surveys to assess health and population genetic structure of Florida’s American Eels. Southern<br>Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2017. Oklahoma City, OK. February 2017
Bonvechio, K.I. 2018. Florida’s American Eels: On the Atlantic-Gulf Line. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. March 2018. San Juan, PR. March 2018
Bonvechio, K.I. 2015. What can we learn about Florida's American eel populations with ongoing monitoring efforts? Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. January-February 2015. Savannah, GA. February 2015
Bonvechio, K.I. 2005. Standardized sampling in lentic systems: a Florida perspective. Southern Division Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. February 2005. Virginia Beach, VA. February 2005
Bonvechio, K.I. 2005. Fish habitat management at a national level. Pennsylvania Black Bass Workshop V. April 2005. Ernest, PA. April 2005
Bonvechio, K., M. Catalano, R.E. Sawyers, and S. Crawford. 2009. Determining electrofishing sample size for monitoring fish communities in three Florida lakes. Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2009. Ocala, FL. February 2009
Bonvechio, K., J. Estes, and S. Crawford. 2008. Kick off 2006: FWC's Freshwater Fisheries Long-Term Monitoring Program. Annual Meeting of the Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2008. Ocala, FL. February 2008
Bonvechio, K., J. Estes, and S. Crawford. 2008. FWC's Freshwater Fisheries Long-Term Monitoring Program: How did we get where we are and where are we heading? Seminar for the University of Florida's Program for Environmental Statistics. March 2008. Gainesville, FL. March 2008
Bonvechio, K., E. Sawyers, J. Estes, J. Dotson, M. Hoyer, and S. Crawford. 2020. Cultivating a freshwater fisheries long-term monitoring program: A step-by-step approach. Virtual Florida Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Session, April 2020. April 2020
Bonvechio, K., B. Barthel, and J. Carroll. 2018. Health and genetic structure of the American Eel in Florida. FWC Joint Research-Management Meeting, January 2018. Haines City, FL. January 2018
Bonvechio, K., A. Strickland, C. Steward, J. Hill, J. Carroll, B. Barthel. 2016. Thinking “inside the box” to<br>learn about Florida’s American Eels. FWC Joint Research-Management Meeting, January 2016. Crystal River, FL. January 2016
Bonvechio, K. 2017. American Eel research in Florida. FWC-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Leadership Team Meeting, December 2017. Eustis, FL. December 2017
Allen, M.S., and K.I. Tugend. 2000. Effects of habitat enhancement on habitat quality and largemouth bass recruitment at Lake Kissimmee, Florida. Black Bass Symposium, Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. August 2000. St. Louis, MO. August 2000