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

Staff Member


Mr. Joshua Stafford

Joshua Stafford

Master's
Email: js5459@msstate.edu

Biography

I am originally from upstate New York but have lived in seven states since graduating from high school. I obtained my B.S. in Environmental Studies from Montreat College near Asheville, NC. After graduating I moved around doing seasonal work for a few years. Most of that work was with salmonids on the west coast. I worked with native trout on California's Heritage and Wild Trout program and monitored steelhead and coho runs on California's north coast with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Now I am pursuing my Masters at MSU and looking at what influences Silver Carp movements in an oxbow lake system. After graduation I plan on working for a government agency in the southeastern United States.

Research Publications Publication Date
Besson, J.C., J. Neary, J.D. Stafford, C.G. Dunn, L.E. Miranda. 2023. Fish functional gradients along a reservoir cascade. Freshwater Biology 68:1079-1091. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.14087 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website April 2023
Presentations Presentation Date
Stafford, J.D., C.G. Dunn, M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D.K. Riecke. 2022. Seasonal movements of Silver Carp (<i>Hypophthalmichthys molitrix</i>) in a hydrologically regulated oxbow network. Annual meeting of the Mississippi chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Hattiesburg, Mississippi. February 2022
Stafford, J.D., C.G Dunn, M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D. Riecke. 2024. Efficacy of modified barrier operations on Silver Carp movements into an impounded waterbody. Reservoir Technical Committee meeting, Chattanooga, Tennessee. February 2024
Stafford, J.D., C.G Dunn, M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D. Riecke. 2024. A tale of two dams: evaluating efficacy of modified barrier operations on Silver Carp movements. Annual meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Chattanooga, Tennessee. January 2024
Stafford, J.D., C.G Dunn, M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D. Riecke. 2023. Passage of Silver Carp <i>Hypophthalmichthys molitrix</i> through water-control structures in a floodplain network. Annual meeting of the Mississippi chapter of American Fisheries Society. Natchez, Mississippi. February 2023
Stafford, J.D., C.G Dunn, M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, and D. Riecke. 2023. Influence of barrier operations on passage rates of Silver Carp throughout a floodplain network. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Grand Rapids, Michigan. August 2023