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

Kansas Staff Member


Dr. Martha Mather

Dr. Martha Mather

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (785) 532 - 6522
Email: mmather@ksu.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Other Miami University 1991
  • Ph D Ohio State University 1990
  • MS Ohio State University 1985
  • BS Denison University 1978

Biography

I was trained in fish ecology at Ohio State University where I obtained my Ph.D. My job experience in the Unit program includes the Massachusetts and Kansas Units.

Teaching Interest

As a Ph.D student, I taught lab sections in zoology, ecology, and behavior. As a new Ph.D, I was completely responsible for two field ecology classes at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie and at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station. At University of Massachusetts, Amherst, I was solely responsible for one graduate course in fish ecology and one graduate course in experimental design using examples from the literature. At UMASS, I also cotaught two other graduate seminars, one on natural resource conflicts and one on anadromous fish. I have guest lectured at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College, and other universities on philosophy of science, aquatic community structure, invaders in freshwater systems, restoration of the Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River, natural resource conflicts, the role of biophysical science in natural resource conflicts, dam removal, ecological restoration in coastal systems, and relationships between the built and natural environment. At Kansas State University, I have team-taught a course called "Professional Skills" required of all incoming graduate students. I also guest lecture as requested and regularly organize special workshops that make emerging topics available to graduate students, faculty, and cooperators.

Research Interest

My research interests focus on using fish ecology to address applied conservation and management problems (especially patterns and consequences of mobile fish). Specifically, I am interested in problems related to (1) the ecology of freshwater and anadromous fishes; (2) processes that structure freshwater and estuarine fish communities; (3) patterns, mechanisms, consequences of fish mobility; (4) how to use community ecology to devise fish sampling regimes that aid conservation, management, and restoration; (5) spatial patterns and processes (especially functional patterns of heterogeneity); (6) quantitative tools; and (7) integrated bio-social approaches to natural resource conflicts.

Research Publications Publication Date
Yako, L. A., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2002. Mechanisms for migration of anadromous herring; providing an ecological basis for an effective conservation plan. Ecological Applications 12:521-534 2002-01-31
Yako, L. A., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2000. Assessing the contribution of anadromous herring to largemouth bass growth. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society: 150: 2-17 2000-01-31
Wilzbach, M. A., M. E. Mather, C. L. Folt, A. Moore, R. J Naiman, A. F. Youngson, and J. McMenemy. 1998. Proactive responses to human impacts that balance development and Atlantic salmon conservation (Salmo salar): an integrative model. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:288-302. 1999-01-31
Whalen, K. G., D. L. Parrish, and M. E. Mather. 1999. Effect of ice formation on selection of habitats and winter distribution of post young-of-year Atlantic salmon parr. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56:87-96. 1999-11-30
Whalen, K. G., D. L. Parrish, M. E. Mather, and J. McMenemy. 2000. Cross-tributary analysis of parr to smolt recruitment of Atlantic salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:1607-1616 2000-01-31
Walter, J. F., A. S. Overton, K. H. Ferry, M. E. Mather. 2002. Atlantic coast feeding habitats of striped bass: a synthesis of data supporting a comprehensive coastwide understanding of trophic biology. Fisheries Management and Ecology 10:-1-13 2003-08-31
Waldman, J., K. Wilson, M. E. Mather, N. P. Snyder. 2016. Can resilience theory help guide restoration of anadromous fishes? Fisheries 41(3): 116-126. 2016-10-31
Vanni, M.J., …. M.E. Mather, et al. 2017. A global database of nitrogen and phosphorus excretion rates of aquatic animals. Ecology, 98(5), 2017, pp. 1475. 2017-07-31
Taylor, R. B., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, and K. M. Gerber. 2019. Confluences function as ecological hotspots: geomorphic and regional drivers can identify patterns of fish predator distribution within a seascape. Marine Ecology Progress Series. MEPS 629:133-148. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13088. 2019-12-31
Smith, J.M. , Wells, SM, Mather, ME, Muth, RM. 2014. Fish biodiversity sampling in stream ecosystems: a process for evaluating the appropriate types and amount of gear. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24, 338–350. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aqc.2420/epdf 2014-02-28
Smith, J. S., and M. E. Mather. 2011. Using assemblage data in ecological indicators: a comparison and evaluation of commonly available statistical tools. Ecological Indicators 13: 253-262 2011-12-31
Smith, J. S., M. E. Mather, H. J. Frank, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn, S. D. McCormick. 2009. Evaluation of a gastric radio tag insertion technique for anadromous alewives. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:367–377. 2009-04-30
Smith, J. M and M. E. Mather. Beaver dams maintain native fish biodiversity via altered habitat heterogeneity in a coastal stream network. Freshwater Biology 58: 1523-1538. 2013-05-31
Pautzke, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. T. Finn, L. A. Deegan, R. M. Muth. 2010. Seasonal use of a New England estuary by foraging contingents of migratory striped bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 257–269 2010-01-31
Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and R. A. Stein. 1995. Problem-solving research for management: a perspective. Fisheries 20:6-13. 1996-01-31
Odell, J., M. E. Mather, and R. M. Muth. 2005. Biosocial Approach for Analyzing Environmental Conflicts: A Case Study of Horseshoe Crab Allocation. Bioscience 55 (9): 735-748(14) 2005-09-30
Nitschke, P., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2002. The role of anthropogenic disturbance, density, habitat, and abiotic factors on recruitment of a temperate reef fish, cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus), in Cape Cod Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226:165-178 2002-01-31
Nitschke, P., M. E. Mather, and F. Juanes. 2001. Length-, weight-, and age-fecundity relationships for cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus). North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:86-95 2001-08-31
Muth, R. M., R. R. Zwick, M. E. Mather, J. F. Organ. 2002. Passing the torch of fisheries and wildlife management: comparing the attitudes and values of younger and older conservation professionals. Transactions of the 67th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, p 178-193. Wildlife Management Institute, Washington. DC 2002-12-31
Muth, R. M., D. A. Hamilton, J. F. Organ, D. J. Witter, M. E. Mather, and J. J. Daigle. 1998. The future of wildlife and fisheries policy: assessing the attitudes and values of wildlife and fisheries professionals. Transactions of the 63rd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. 1999-01-31
Muth, R. M, R. R. Zwick, M. E. Mather, J. F. Organ, J. J. Daigle, S. A. Jonker. 2006. Unnecessary source of pain and suffering or necessary management tool: examining the attitudes of conservation professionals toward outlawing the leghold trap. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:706-715 2006-09-30
McMullin, S. L., V. DiCenzo, R. Essig, C. Bonds, R. DeBruyne, M. Kaemingk, M. Mather, Chris Myrick, Q. Phelps, T. Sutton, J. Triplett, 2016. Are we preparing the next generation of fisheries professionals to succeed in their careers? Fisheries 41(8): 448-461. | Abstract 2016-08-31
Mather, ME, Gerber, KM, Peterson, Z. Assessing distribution and movement of Blue Catfish in Kansas reservoirs. Final Report | Abstract 2015-08-31
Mather, M.E., H. J. Frank. J. M. Smith, R. D. Cormier, R. M. Muth, and J. T. Finn. 2012. Assessing freshwater habitat of adult anadromous alewives at multiple scales: a common challenge for fish and watershed restoration. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 4: 188-200 2012-07-31
Mather, M. E., and R. A. Stein. 1993. Using growth-mortality tradeoffs to explore a crayfish species replacement in stream riffles and pools. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 88-96. 1994-01-31
Mather, M. E., and R. A. Stein. 1993. Direct and indirect effects of fish predation on the replacement of a native crayfish by an invading congenor. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50: 1279-1288. 1994-01-31
Mather, M. E., and D. W. Wahl. 1989. Comparative mortality of three esocids to stocking stressors. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 214-217. 1990-01-31
Mather, M. E., R. A. Stein, and R. F. Carline. 1986. An experimental assessment of mortality and hyperglycemia in tiger muskellunge. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 115:762-770 1987-01-31
Mather, M. E., M. J. Vanni, T. E. Wissing, S. A. Davis, and M. H. Schaus. 1995. Regeneration of nitrogen and phosphorus by bluegill and gizzard shad: effect of feeding history. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 52: 2327-2338. 1996-01-31
Mather, M. E., J. T. Finn, C. G. Kennedy, L. A. Deegan, and J. M. Smith. What happens in an estuary does not stay there: patterns of biotic teleconnectivity resulting from long term ecological research. Oceanography 26(3):168–179 2013-09-30
Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish. C. A. Campbell, J. R. McMenemy, and J. M. Smith. 2008. Summer temperature variation and implications for juvenile Atlantic salmon. Hydrobiologia 603:183-196 2008-03-31
Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, and J. M. Dettmers. 2012. Now That You Have Great Results, Where Should You Submit Your Manuscript? In Scientific Communication for Natural Resources Professionals. Editors C. Jennings,T. Lauer, B. Vondracek. PAGES 121-133. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. 2012-08-31
Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, and J. M. Dettmers. 2009. The extensive and complex landscape of fish-related journals authors’ response. Fisheries 34:144-145. 2009-03-31
Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, R. A. Stein, and R. M. Muth. 1995. Management issues and their relative priorities within state fisheries agencies. Fisheries 20:14-21. 1996-01-31
Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, J. M. Dettmers. 2008. Mapping the changing landscape of fish-related journals: setting a course for successful communication of scientific information. Fisheries 33(9): 444-453. 2008-09-30
Mather, M. E., D. L. Parrish, C. L. Folt, and D. M. DeGraaf. 1998. Integrating across scales: effectively applying science for the successful conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55:1-8. 1999-01-31
Mather, M. E. 1998. The role of context specific predation in understanding patterns exhibited by anadromous salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 55: 232-246. 1999-01-31
Mather, M. E, J. T. Finn, S. M. Pautzke, D. Fox, T. Savoy, H. M. Brundage III, L. A. Deegan, R. M. Muth. 2010. Destinations, routes, and timing of adult striped bass on their southward fall migration: implications for coastal movements. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 2326–2337. 2010-12-31
Mather, M. E, J. T. Finn, K. H. Ferry, L. A. Deegan, G. A. Nelson.. 2009. Use of non-natal estuaries by migratory striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in summer. Fishery Bulletin 107(3): 329-337 2009-07-31
Marschall, E.A., M.E. Mather, D.L. Parrish, G. Allison, and J. McMenemy. Migration delays caused by anthropogenic barriers: modeling dams, temperature, and success of migrating salmon smolts. Ecological Applications 21: 3014-3031. 2011-12-31
Marschall, E.A., D.C. Glover, M.E. Mather, and D.L. Parrish. 2020. Modeling larval American Shad recruitment in a large river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management ISSN: 0275-5947 print; 1548-8675 online DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10460. | Abstract 2020-05-31
Kosa, J. T., and M. E. Mather. 2001 Processes contributing to variability in regional patterns of juvenile river herring abundance across small coastal systems. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130: 600-619 2001-08-31
Kennedy, C. G., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, J. T. Finn, L. A. Deegan. 2015. Discontinuities concentrate mobile predators: Quantifying organism-environment interactions at a seascape scale. Ecosphere 7(2):e01226. 10.1002/ecs2.1226. | Abstract 2016-03-31
Kennedy, C. G., M. E, Mather, and J. M. Smith. 2017. Quantifying integrated, spatially-explicit, ecologically-relevant, physical heterogeneity within an estuarine seascape. Estuaries and Coasts, 40(5): 1385-1397; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-016-0207-9; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-016-0207-9 | Abstract 2017-04-30
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; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13846/epdf 2017-07-31
Hitchman, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, J. S. Fencl. 2017. 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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.272; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971732990X 2018-04-30
Hewitt, D, A., J. S. Link, D. H. Wahl, S. J. Cooke, and M. E. Mather 2009. Maintaining the Competitiveness of the American Fisheries Society Journals: An Assessment Based on Influence and Cost-Effectiveness. Fisheries 34:598-606 2009-12-31
Granco, G., J.L. Heier Stamm, J.S. Bergtold, M.D. Daniels, M.R. Sanderson, A.Y. Sheshukov, M. Mather, M.M. Caldas, S.M. Ramsey, R. Lehrter, D. Haukos,J. Gao, S. Chatterjee, J. Nifong, and J. Aistrup. 2019. Evaluating environmental change and behavioral decision-making for sustainability policy using an agent-based model: a case study for the Smoky Hill River Watershed, Kansas. Science of the Total Environment 695, 133769
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.133769
2019-08-31
Gerber, K. M., M. E. Mather, and J. M. Smith. 2019. Multiple metrics provide context for the distribution of a highly mobile fish predator, the blue catfish. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 128:141-155. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12438 2018-08-31
Gerber, K. M., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith. 2017. A suite of standard post-tagging evaluation metrics can help assess tag retention for field-based fish telemetry research. Reviews in Fisheries and Fish Biology 27 (3): 651–664; DOI: 10.1007/s11160-017-9484-z; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11160-017-9484-z 2017-05-31
Gerber, K. M., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, and Z. Peterson. 2019. Evaluation of a field protocol for internally-tagging fish predators using difficult-to-tag ictalurid catfish as examples. Fisheries Research: 209:58-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.09.003 2019-01-31
Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn, S. D. McCormick. 2009. What is ‘fallback"?: metrics needed to assess telemetry tag effects on anadromous fish behavior. Hydrobiologia 35:237-249. 2009-08-31
Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, R. M. Muth, S. M. Pautzke, J. M. Smith, J. T. Finn, 2009. The Adopt-a-Herring Program as a Fisheries Conservation Tool. Fisheries 34(10):496-507 2009-10-31
Frank, H. F, M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, R. M. Muth, J. T. Finn. 2011. Role of Origin and Release Location in Pre-spawning Movements of Anadromous Alewives. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18:12–24. 2011-01-31
Ferry, K. H., and M. E. Mather. 2012. Spatial and temporal diet patterns of young adult and subadult striped bass feeding in Massachusetts estuaries: trends across scales. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4:30–45 2012-03-31
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; http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1973/full 2017-11-30
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 2015-11-30
Carey, M. P., and M. E. Mather. 2008. Tracking Change In A Human Dominated Landscape: Developing Conservation Guidelines Using Freshwater Fish Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18: 877-890 2008-08-31
Carey, M. P. and M. E. Mather. 2009. Identifying across-system sources of variation in a generalist freshwater fish: correlates of total and size-specific abundance of yellow perch. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2009: 18: 145–155 2009-03-31
Caldas, M.M, M. Sanderson, M. Mather, M. Daniels, J. Bergtold, J. Aistrup, J.H. Stamm, D. Haukos, K. Mankin, A. Sheshukov, and D. Carr-Lopez. 2015. Bringing culture into sustainability science research and policy. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 112:8157-8159. 2015-07-31
Caldas, M., M. Mather, J. Bergtold, M. Daniels, G. Granco, J. Aistrup, D. Haukos, A.Y. Sheshukov, M. Sanderson, and J.L. Heier Stamm. 2019. Pages 265-294 In Dr. Stephen Perz, editor. Collaboration across boundaries for social-ecological systems science: experiences around the world. Palgrave-Macmillian, Cham, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-13827-1 2019-04-30
Adam E. Rosenblatt1,*, Michael R. Heithaus2, Martha E. Mather3, Philip Matich1, James C. Nifong4, William J. Ripple5, Brian R. Silliman6. 2013. Coastal top predators and long-term ecological research. Oceanography 26(3):156–167 2013-09-30
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Yako, Lisa Master's Completed Program 2000-08-31
Smith, Joe PhD Completed Program 2011-12-31
Schulze-Hagen, Margo Master's Completed Program 1995-06-30
Pautzke, Sarah Master's Completed Program 2007-07-30
Nitschke, Paul Master's Completed Program 1999-12-31
Kosa, Jarrad Master's Completed Program 1999-09-01
Kennedy, Cristina Master's Active 2013-05-15
Frank, Holly Master's Active 2009-08-30
Ferry, Kristen Master's Completed Program 2003-07-01
Carey, Michael Master's Completed Program 2002-08-20
Campbell, Cara Master's Completed Program 1999-12-31
Burak, Matthew Master's Completed Program 2011-07-15
Taylor, Ryland Master's Completed Program 2017-12-15
Mapes, Robert Master's Completed Program 2016-12-15
Peterson, Zach Master's Completed Program 2015-08-15
Hitchman, Sean PhD Completed Program 2017-12-15
Rogosch, Jane Master's Completed Program 2015-05-15
Gerber, Kayla Master's Completed Program 2015-08-15
Presentations Presentation Date
Taylor, R., M. Mather, C. Kennedy, J. Smith, K. Gerber. Confluence network dynamics can create a spatial mosaic of potential top-down predator interactions 2015-08-09
Smith, J., M. Mather, K. Gerber. Seasonal and diel patterns of depth and temperature distribution of Blue Catfish in Milford Reservoir, KS. Invited Symposium, American Fisheries Society, August 21-25, 2016 2016-08-22
Smith, J. S., M. E. Mather, S. M. Hitchman. Operationalizing Riverscapes. Invited symposium paper, 2016 American Fisheries Society Meeting, August 21-25, 2016 2016-08-21
Robert L. Mapes, Martha E. Mather. Using the land mosaic concept to test how habitat heterogeneity alters distribution of young of year largemouth bass in a Great Plains reservoir 2015-02-08
Richard Lehrter and Martha Mather. Geographic Region, Land Use, Flow, and Discontinuities Influence Fish Biodiversity across Regions in a Great Plains Watershed 2017-01-27
Quist, M. C., M. E. Mather, D. L. Parrish, S. R. Chipps, T. J. Kwak, and C. P. Paukert. 2013. The voices of reality: why effective fisheries education is challenging and practical ways to move forward. 143 rd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas, September 11. Platform 2013-09-11
Phelps, Q. E., M. E. Mather, D. E. Shoup. 2019. Harvest Regulations: What Do We Know, What Do We Need To Know, What Should We Do Next to Develop and Implement Standardized Assessments to Evaluate Harvest Regulations. 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, January 27-30, 2019 2019-01-27
Peterson, Z., M. Mather, J. Smith, K. Gerber. Correlates of the whole-system distribution of a reservoir predator (Blue Catfish, Ictalurus furcatus). Invited Symposium, American Fisheries Society, August 21-25, 2016 2016-08-21
Peterson, J., M. E. Mather, K. M. Gerber, J. M. Smith. Evaluating the adequacy of fish-habitat data for the blue catfish 2014-08-17
Parrish, D.L., E.A. Marschall, and Martha E. Mather. Modeling fish migration in the Connecticut River, USA. Japanese Society of Fisheries Science. 2016-03-29
Nifong, J.C., M. E. Mather, J. M. Smith, S. M. Hitchman. 2018. Integrating spatial patterns into future conservation, restoration, and management programs. Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, KS 2018-02-09
Mather. M. E. 2018. Implicit gender bias limits workplace diversity in the scientific profession: evidence, consequences, and remedies. The National Diversity in STEM Conference, October 11-13, 2018, San Antonio, TX 2018-10-11
Mather, M.E., R. Lehrter. 2017. Fish Biodiversity as an Interdisciplinary Link to Achieve Sustainability. 147th Annual Meeting, American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida, August 20-24th, 2017. 2017-08-20
Mather, M.E., J. M. Smith, K. M. Gerber, R.B. Taylor. 2017. Resmo: Patterns of residence and movement across sites can provide novel insights into field distribution of mobile consumers in pelagic ecosystems. Invited presentation - Symposium: “Pelagic fish seascapes: Integration of new technology and modeling.” 147th Annual Meeting, American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida, August 20-24th, 2017. 2017-08-20
Mather, M.E., J. M. Dettmers, R. A. Stein, D. L. Parrish, D. Glover. 2019. A portfolio approach to integrated assessment and research can provide a larger context for the successful evaluation of fisheries harvest regulations. 79th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Meeting, January 27-30, 2019, Cleveland, OH. 2019-01-27
Mather, M.E., J. M. Dettmers, D. L. Parrish, R. A Stein. E. A. Marschall. 2018. A portfolio of integrated monitoring and research can advance successful science-based conservation and fisheries management. Invited Talk in 2018 American Fisheries Society Symposium (Atlantic City, NJ, August 19 - 23, 2018) entitled “From Catastrophe to Recovery: Stories of Fishery Management Success.” 2018-08-20
Mather, M.E., D. Shoup, and Q. Phelps. 2019. Ensuring that technological advances actually advance the fisheries profession: Developing a strategic framework that uses advanced technologies to solve persistent fisheries problems. Presentation is part of a symposium entitled “Integrating Advanced Technologies to Improve Data Quality and Reduce Bias in Fisheries and Wildlife Population Research and Management.” 149th Annual American Fisheries Society Meeting and Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno, Nevada, September 29-October 3, 2019. 2019-10-01
Mather, M., J. Smith, C. Kennedy, K. Gerber, R. Taylor. Mobile organisms in the ‘scape’: patterns, consequences, and challenges. Invited Symposium, American Fisheries Society, August 21-25, 2016 2016-08-21
Mather, M., D. Shoup, and Q. Phelps. 2018. Placing gear standardization in a broader context that advances science-based fisheries research and management. 78th Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, WI, January 28-31 2018-01-30
Mather, M. E., R. Taylor, C. Kennedy, J. Smith. L. Deegan, J. Finn, K. Gerber. Trade-Offs Between Site Fidelity and Local Dispersal Create Heterogeneity in Consumer-Mediated Habitat Linkages in a Disturbed Seascape 2015-08-09
Mather, M. E., J. M. Smith, J. M. Dettmers, S. M. Hitchman, and J. T. Finn. 2019. Identifying and Operationalizing Big Hairy Audacious Goals for Fish Habitat Research, Management, and Conservation. This presentation that is part of a symposium entitled “Habitat Modeling Across Terrains and Disciplines: Addressing Common Challenges in Fisheries and Wildlife.” 149th Annual American Fisheries Society Meeting and Joint Conference with The Wildlife Society in Reno, Nevada, September 29-October 3, 2019. 2019-10-01
Marschall, E. A., D. C. Glover, M. E. Mather, and D. L. Parrish. Modeling the effects of climate change on larval cohort success in anadromous fish populations in the mainstem of a large river. 4th Mississippi-Yangtze River Symposium, Chongqing, China, 17 October 2018. 2018-10-17
Mapes, R.L., and M. E. Mather. Location, Location, Location: Incorporating spatial context into fisheries research. Contributed Paper. American Fisheries Society, August 21-25, 2016 2016-08-21
Mapes, R., M. Mather, S. Hitchman, J. M. Smith, A. Earl, J. Romaine. 2015. Is all heterogeneity created equal? How types of habitat heterogeneity differentially alter distribution, abundance, and diets of age-0 largemouth bass. 2015-08-16
Luginbill, J.L., E Johnson, S. M. Hitchman, M. E. Mather Effective aquatic conservation requires fisheries research in the “scape” American Fisheries Society Meeting, Kansas City, August 2016 2016-08-21
Lehrter, Mather, Daniels. 2015. Fish Biodiversity as a Component of Ecosystem Function and Indicator of Environmental Degradation in a Great Plains River 2015-11-19
Kayla M. Gerber, Martha E. Mather. A High Retention Methodology for Surgically Implanting Telemetry Tags in Catfish 2015-01-29
Kayla M. Gerber, Martha E. Mather, Joseph M. Smith, Zachary J. Peterson. Distribution Patterns of Individual Fish Predators (Blue Catfish) in a Midwestern Reservoir 2015-02-08
Jennie Grill, Ryland Taylor, Martha Mather. Where and How Predators Feed: Migratory Striped Bass Can Provide General Insights Into Sportfish Foraging. Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Wichita, KS 2017-01-27
Jane S. Fenc1, 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 2015-02-08
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 2016-08-21
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 2015-08-16
Hitchman, S. M., M. E. Mather, J. S. Fencl, J. M. Smith. Does heterogeneity in habitat type, size, and arrangement influence patterns of fish biodiversity in the Neosho River, Kansas? 2014-08-17
Granco, G., J. Heier Stamm, M. Daniels, J. Bergtold, M. Caldas, M. Sanderson, A. Sheshukov, M. Mather, and D. Haukos. 2018. Culture influences on human decision-making processes toward environmental policy: an integrative model of human-environment interaction. International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Fort Collins, Colorado. 2018-06-24
Gerber, K., M. Mather, J. Smith, Z. Peterson. Identifying overall, seasonal, and diel patterns for reservoir-wide distribution of Blue Catfish: filling critical gaps for fish ecology and fisheries management. Invited Symposium, American Fisheries Society, August 21-25, 2016 2016-08-22
Gerber, K. M., M. E. Mather. Z. Peterson, J. Smith. Patterns of Variability in the Distribution and Movement of Individual Fish Predators in a Heterogeneous Aquatic Ecosystem 2014-08-17
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 2014-08-17
Carl, D.D.,D. E. Shoup, M. E. Mather, Q. E. Phelps. 2019. Standardized and robust analyses for evaluating fishing regulation effectiveness. 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, January 27-30, 2019 2019-01-27
Bergtold, J.S., M.R. Sanderson, J.L. Heier Stamm, M.M. Caldas, G. Granco, S.M. Ramsey, M. Mather, D.A. Haukos, and M. Daniels. 2017. Perceived vulnerability of the Ogallala aquifer, wetlands and aquatic biodiversity: the gap between the public and scientific experts. Kansas Governor’s Water Conference, Manhattan, Kansas. 2017-11-08
Austin Earl, Robert L. Mapes, Martha E. Mather. It’s A Fish Eat Fish World – Or Is It? Kansas Natural Resource Conference 2017-01-27
<i>Mather, Martha E. 2020. Why aren’t we more successful in conserving rivers and river fish? 150th Annual Meeting of American Fisheries Society. September 14-25, 2020. Columbus, Ohio. Invited Presentation for Symposium Entitled “River Stressors."<br></i> 2020-09-23
<i>Mather, Martha E. 2020. Combining Freakonomics with Data Fusion to Advance Big Data Approaches for Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Problem Solving. 150th Annual Meeting of American Fisheries Society. September 14- 2 5 2020. Columbus, Ohio. Invited Presentation for Symposium Entitled “Merging Data Science and Fisheries and Aquatic Science to Solve Big Problems”</i> 2020-09-20
Technical Publications Publication Date
Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and E. A. Marschall. 2010. Population modeling of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries of the Connecticut River. Progress report to NMFS. 2010-09-30
Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and E. A. Marschall. 2009. Population modeling of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries of the Connecticut River. Progress report to NMFS 2009-08-31
Parrish, D. L., M. E. Mather, and E. A. Marschall. 2008. Population modeling of Atlantic salmon in Vermont tributaries of the Connecticut River. Progress report to NMFS 2008-08-31
Muth, R. M., S. Perry, and M. E. Mather. Public Involvement in the Watershed Restoration of the Neponset River. Funded by Riverways. September 2005 2005-09-30
Mather,M. E., and J. Smith, 2008 Developing Flow Sensitive Indices of Biotic Integrity (FS-IBI) To Assess the Health of Riverine Ecosystems and Maintain Benefits for Adjacent Human Communities. Final Report, RWO 55, The Nature Conservancy 2008-06-30
Mather, ME, Gerber, KM, Peterson, Z. Assessing distribution and movement of Blue Catfish in Kansas reservoirs. Final Report | Download 2015-05-31
Mather, M.E., and K. H. Ferry. 2001. Diet analysis and bioenergetics modeling of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, along the Massachusetts coast. Annual Report to the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries 2001-01-31
Mather, M.E. 2001. Hotspots and pits: assessing basin-wide mechanisms for success and failure of juvenile Atlantic salmon sites throughout the Connecticut River basin. Final Report to the U.S. Forest Service. 2001-07-31
Mather, M.E , M. P. Carey, A. Norris. 2001. Patterns and processes for freshwater fish distribution in northeastern National Parks: inventory, monitoring, and a model of governing processes Annual Report to the National Park Service 2001-01-31
Mather, M. E., and K. H. Ferry. 2002. Distribution, abundance, diet, and bioenergetics of striped Bass along the Atlantic Coast. Annual Report to Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries 2002-06-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. St. Gaudens National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-06-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. ROVA National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service. 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Morristown National Historic Park: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Minuteman National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-06-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Cape Cod National Seashore: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003. Cape Cod National Seashore Kettle Ponds research summary . Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003 Weir Farm National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003 Saratoga National Historic Park: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, and A. N. Norris. 2003 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Site: freshwater fish inventory and monitoring final report. Final Report to the National Park Service. 2003-04-30
Mather, M. E., M. P. Carey, A. Norris. 2002. Patterns and processes for freshwater fish distribution in northeastern National Parks: inventory, monitoring, and a model of governing processes. Final Report to National Park Service 2002-08-31
Mapes, R.L., 2017. Young of year largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) relative abundance and diet: role of habitat type, spatial context, and size. Final Report. | Download 2017-03-31
Frank, H. 2009. Evaluation of pre-spawning movements of anadromous alewives in the Ipswich River using radiotelemetry. MS Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 2009-06-30
Ferry, Kristen. 2003. Factors driving distribution of migratory striped bass across Massachusetts estuaries: predator prey interactions and implications for multispecies management, M.S. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Department of Natural Resource Conservation. May 2003 2003-05-31
Carey, M. P. 2002. Evaluating patterns and processes of community structure along a gradient of variables: context-specific mechanisms that impact yellow perch. M.S. Thesis. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. 2002-08-31
Burak, M. K., M. E. Mather, J. T. Finn, J. B. Kim, R. M. Muth2University of Massachusetts, Amherst, River Herring Video Monitoring Final Report (2008-2009) March 2010 2010-03-31