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

Tennessee Staff Member


Mr. Colin Shea

Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Email: cshea@tntech.edu

Research Publications Publication Date
Wisniewski, J.M., C.P. Shea, S. Abbott, and R.C. Stringfellow. 2013. Imperfect recapture: A potential source of bias in freshwater mussell studies. American MIdland Naturalist 170:229-247. July 2013
Shea, C.P., P.W. Bettoli, K.Potoka, C.F. Saylor, and P.W. Shute. 2015. Use of dynamic occupancy models to assess the response of darters (Teleostei: Percidae) to varying hydrological and hydrothermal conditions in a southeastern United States tailwater. River Research and Appplications 31:676-691. | Abstract May 2015
Shea, C.P., J.T. Peterson, M.J. Conroy, and J.M Wisnewski. 2013. MODELING THE OCCURRENCE OF FRESHWATER MUSSELS WHILE ACCOUNTING FOR INCOMPLETE DETECTION AND MISIDENTIFICATION OF SPECIES. Freshwater Biology 58: 382–395 | Abstract February 2013
Shea, C.P, J.T. Peterson, and J. M Wisniewski. Misidentification of Freshwater Mussel Species (Bivalvia:Unionidae): Contributing Factors, Management Implications, and Potential Solutions. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30(2):446-458 April 2011
Shea, C. P., and J. T. Peterson. An evaluation of the relative influence of habitat complexity and habitat stability on fish assemblage structure in unregulated and regulated reaches of a large southeastern warmwater stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:943?958. July 2007
Potoka, K.M., C.P. Shea, and P.W. Bettoli. Multi-species occupancy modeling as a tool for evaluating the status and distribution of darters in the Elk River, Tennessee. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:1100-1121. | Abstract | Download August 2016
Peterson, J.T., J.M. Wisniewski, C.P. Shea, and C.R. Jackson. 2011. Estimation of mussel population response to hydrologic alteration in a Southeastern U.S. stream. Environmental Management 48:109-122. July 2011
Peterson, J.T. and C.P. Shea. 2015. An evaluation of the relations between flow regime components, stream characteristics, and species traits and meta-demographic rates of warmwater streams fishes: Implications for aquatic resource management. River Research and Applications 31: 1227–1241 | Download May 2015
Peterson, J. T., C. R. Jackson, C. P. Shea, and G. Li. The development and evaluation of a stream channel classification for estimating the response of fishes to changing streamflow. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society | Abstract September 2009
Freeman, M. C., Buell, G. R., Hay, L. E., Hughes, W. B., Jacobson, R. B., Jones, J. W., Jones, S. A., Lafontaine, J. H., Odom, K. R., Peterson, J. T., Riley, J. W., Schindler, J. S., Shea, C. and Weaver, J. D. (2013), LINKING RIVER MANAGEMENT TO SPECIES CONSERVATION USING DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE-SCALE MODELS. River Research and Application 29: 906–918 | Abstract July 2013
Freeman, M. C., Buell, G. R., Hay, L. E., Hughes, W. B., Jacobson, R. B., Jones, J. W., Jones, S. A., Lafontaine, J. H., Odom, K. R., Peterson, J. T., Riley, J. W., Schindler, J. S., Shea, C. and Weaver, J. D. (2012), LINKING RIVER MANAGEMENT TO SPECIES CONSERVATION USING DYNAMIC LANDSCAPE-SCALE MODELS. River Research and Application. doi: 10.1002/rra.2575 | Abstract March 2012
Presentations Presentation Date
Shea, C.P., K. Potoka, P.W. Bettoli, C.F. Saylor, and P.W. Schute. 2013. Use of dynamic occupancy models to assess the response of darters (Teleostei: Percidae) to varying hydrological and hydrothermal conditions in the Elk River, Tennessee.Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Nashville, Tennessee. February 2013
Shea, C., P. Bettoli, K. Potoka, C. Saylor, and P. Shute. 2013. Development of a decision support tool for determining optimal hydropower dam operations in the Southeastern United States tailwater. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Little Rock, Arkansas. September 2013
Potoka, C., C.P. Shea, and P.W. Bettoli. 2013. Occupancy modeling as a tool for evaluating the status and distribution of darters in the Elk River, Tennessee. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Nashville, Tennessee. February 2013
Technical Publications Publication Date
Peterson, J. T., C. R. Jackson, C. Shea, J. Romeis, and K. Rugel. 2010. Lower Flint River Basin Mussel Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Project, Georgia. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Social Circle, Georgia. June 2010
Moyer, G.R., E. Diaz-Ferguson, J.E. Hill, and C Shea. 2014. Assessing environmental DNA detection in controlled lentic systems. PLoS ONE 9(7) e103767.doi:101371 | Download July 2014