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

Minnesota Staff Member


Bruce Vondracek

Bruce with white-spotted charr

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (612) 624 - 8748
Email: bvondrac@umn.edu

Biography

Dr. Vondracek received a BS and MS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Ecology from the University of California-Davis.

Teaching Interest

Dr. Vondracek currently teaches two graduate-level classes: How to Excel in Graduate School and Fish Habitats and Restoration. An overview of some of the important considerations to make getting a graduate degree as painless as possible. The "How to Excel" course is designed to provide students with some tools to complete a graduate degree efficiently and in a timely fashion and includes: Time management during graduate school; write a proposal to submit to an appropriate funding agency; learn strategies for writing a thesis or dissertation and conducting research successfully; gain a basic understanding of the history and philosophy of science. The "Fish Habitats" course covers a diversity of current topics in fish ecology with a focus on fish-habitat and fish-fish interactions, to provide an understanding of ecological mechanisms in aquatic systems. The course builds on fish-habitat interactions to cover a landscape perspective using stream rehabilitation with the watershed as the focus.

Research Interest

Dr. Vondracek's research interests include stream ecology, stream restoration, and land use effects on aquatic communities focused onunderstanding the mechanisms that influence fish and invertebrate assemblages is important to predict how aquatic systems have responded and will respond to impacts both natural and human induced. Over the past several years, he has examined the interaction across management practices, water quality, and fish and invertebrate assemblages in agricultural and forested settings to assess ecosystem health or biological integrity in relation to land use practices, especially in riparian systems.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zimmerman, J. K. H., and B. Vondracek. Interactions between sculpin and trout: slimy sculpin growth and diet in relation to native and nonnative trout. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society December 2007
Zimmerman, J. K. H., and B. Vondracek. 2007. Brown trout and food web interactions in a Minnesota stream. Freshwater Biology 52:123-136. January 2007
Zimmerman, J. K. H., and B. Vondracek. 2006. Stream enclosure effects on drifting invertebrates and fish growth: do enclosure experiments produce biased results? Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25:453-464. June 2006
Zimmerman, J. K. H., and B. Vondracek. 2006. Interactions between slimy sculpin and a native versus a nonnative trout: consequences for growth. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63:1526-1535. August 2006
Zimmerman , J. K. H., B. Vondracek, and J. V. Westra. 2003. Agricultural land use on sediment loading and fish assemblages in two Minnesota basins. Environmental Management 32:93 105. August 2003
Williams. M. A. and B. Vondracek. 2010. Spring distributions in Winona County, Minnesota, USA. Carbonates and Evaporites 25(4):333–347. DOI: 10.1007/s13146-010-0037-y. | Abstract December 2010
Westra, J., J. K. H. Zimmerman, and B. Vondracek. 2003. Potential Economic and Environmental Effects of Select Conservation Programs of the 2002 Farm Bill. Proceedings of a workshop Linkages Between Agricultural and Conservation Policies, 10-11 June, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. June 2003
Westra, J., J. K. H. Zimmerman, and B. Vondracek. 2003. Economic and environmental benefits of mandated agricultural best management practices. In: Symposium Proceedings of the American Water Resources Association 2003 Spring Specialty Conference, 12-14 May, Kansas City, Missouri. (Invited) May 2003
Westra, J. V., J. K. H. Zimmerman, and B. Vondracek. 2004. Economic and Environmental Benefits of Select Agriculture Best Management Practices. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 41:309-322. April 2005
Westra, J. V., J. K. H. Zimmerman, and B. Vondracek. 2004. Do conservation practices and programs benefit the intended resource concern? Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 33:105-120. June 2004
Wan, H. C. J. Chizinski, C. L. Dolph, B. Vondracek and B. Wilson. 2010. The impact of rare taxa on measures of fish Index of Biotic Integrity. Ecological Indicators 10:781-788. | Abstract March 2010
Vondracek, B., K. L. Blann, C. B. Cox, J. A. Frost Nerbonne, K. G. Mumford, B. A. Nerbonne, L. A. Sovell, and J. K. H. Zimmmerman. In Press. Land use, spatial scale, and stream systems: lessons from an agricultural region. Environmental Management. December 2005
Vondracek, B., K. L. Blann and B. A. Nerbonne. 2001. Habitat-fish relationships across local to watershed scales. pp. 7-22. in R. DuBois, K. Kayle, M. Ebbers, and S. Turner, editors. Trout and the trout angler: Workshop II. American Fisheries Society, North Central Division, Salmonid Technical Committee, St. Paul, Minnesota. August 2001
Vondracek, B., J. K. H. Zimmerman, and J. V. Westra. 2003. Setting an effective TMDL for suspended sediment: an assessment of sediment loading and effects of suspended sediment on fish. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 39:1005-1015. October 2003
Vondracek, B., J. D. Koch, and M. W. Beck. 2014. A comparison of survey methods to evaluate macrophyte index of biotic integrity performance in Minnesota lakes. Ecological Indicators 36:178-185. | Abstract January 2014
Sovell, L. A., B. Vondracek, J. A. Frost, and K. G. Mumford. 2000. Impacts of rotational grazing and riparian buffers on physicochemical and biological characteristics of southeastern Minnesota streams. Environmental Management 26:629-641. December 2000
Singh, U. M. Kocian, B. Wilson, A Bolton, J. Nieber, B. Vondracek, J. Perry, and J. Magner. 2005. Analyzing Indicators of Stream Health for Minnesota Streams. Pages 570-576 in Proceedings of the Third Conference on Watershed Management to Meet Water Quality Standards and Emerging TMDLS. American Society of Agricultural Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan, USA. March 2005
Scientific communication for natural resource professionals. 2012. C. Jennings, T. E. Lauer, and B. Vondracek, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. | Abstract August 2012
Schramm, H.L., Jr., W.E. French, and B Vondracek. 2008. Mortality of walleyes and saugers caught in live-release tournaments. Pages 625-636 in M.S. Allen, S.. Sammons, M.J. Maceina, editors. Balancing fisheries management water uses for impounded river systems American Fisheries Society Symposium 62, Bethesda, Maryland. December 2008
Runstrom, A. L, B. Vondracek, and C. A. Jennings. 2001. The population dynamics of paddlefish in the lower Wisconsin River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:546-556. July 2001
Ruetz, C. R., III, B. Vondracek, and R. M. Newman. 2004. Top-down control in an algal-based food web: slimy sculpin, grazers, and periphyton. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 23:271-286. May 2004
Ruetz, C. R., III, A. L. Hurford, and B. Vondracek. 2003. Interspecific interaction between brown trout and slimy sculpin: competition and facilitation. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:611-618. May 2003
Ruetz, C. R. III, R. M. Newman, and B. Vondracek. 2002. Top-down control in a detrital-based food web: fish, shredders, and leaf breakdown. Oecologia 132:307-315. May 2002
Raymond, K. L. and B. Vondracek. 2011. Relationships among rotational and conventional grazing systems, stream channels and macroinvertebrates. Hydrobiologia 669(1):105-117. June 2011
Petersen, A., and B. Vondracek. 2006. Vegetative buffer strips around sinkholes to improve water quality. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 61:380-390. December 2006
Nerbonne, J. A., and B. Vondracek. 2003. Volunteer macroinvertebrate monitoring: assessing training needs through examining error and bias in untrained volunteers. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22:152-163. May 2003
Nerbonne, B. A., and B. Vondracek. 2001. Effects of land use on benthic macroinvertebrates and fish in the Whitewater River, Minnesota. Environmental Management 28:87-99. July 2001
Merten, E., J. Finlay, L. Johnson, R. Newman, H. Stefan, and B. Vondracek. 2011. Environmental controls of wood entrapment in Upper Midwestern streams. Journal of Hydrological Processes 25: 593-602. | Abstract January 2011
Merten, E., J. Finlay, L. Johnson, R. Newman, H. Stefan, and B. Vondracek. 2010. Factors influencing wood mobilization in Minnesota streams. Water Resources Research 46: W10514. | Abstract October 2010
Merten, E. C., N. A. Hemstad, S. L. Eggert, L. B. Johnson, R K. Kolka, R. M. Newman, and B. Vondracek. 2010. Relations between fish abundances, summer temperatures, and forest harvest in a northern Minnesota stream system from 1997 to 2007. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19:63-73. February 2010
Merten, E. C., N. A. Hemstad, R. K. Kolka, R. M. Newman, E. S. Verry, and B. Vondracek. 2010. Relationship of sediment dynamics in moraine, headwater streams in northern Minnesota to forest harvest. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46(4):733-743. | Abstract August 2010
Meneks, M. L. B. Vondracek, and J. Hatch. 2003. Larval fish distribution in relation to physical and chemical factors in the Red River of the North. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 18:141-154. March 2003
Marcus W. Beck, Bruce Vondracek, Lorin K. Hatch. 2013. Between- and within-lake responses of macrophyte richness metrics to shoreline development. Lake and Reservoir Management 29 (3):179–193. | Abstract August 2013
Marcus W. Beck, Bruce Vondracek, Lorin K. Hatch, and Jason Vinje. 2013. Semi-automted analysis of high-resolution aerial images to quantify docks in Upper Midwest glacial lakes. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 81:60–69. | Abstract May 2013
Magner, J. A., B. Vondracek, and K. N. Brooks. 2008. Channel stability, habitat and water quality in South-eastern Minnesota (USA) streams: assessing managed grazing practices. Environmental Management 42:377?390. August 2008
Loomis, J.H., H.L. Schramm, Jr., B. Vondracek, P.D. Gerard, and C.J. Chizinski. 2013. Effects of simulated angler capture and live-release tournaments on walleye survival. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142 (3):868-875 May 2013
Laudon, M., B. Vondracek, and J. K. H. Zimmerman. 2005. Prey selection by trout in a spring-fed stream: terrestrial versus aquatic invertebrates. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. December 2005
Krider, L. A., J. A. Magner, J. Perry, L. Ferrington, and B. Vondracek. 2013. Air - water temperature relationships in the trout streams of southeastern Minnesota’s carbonate - sandstone landscape. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 49(4):896-907. | Abstract April 2013
Huff, D. D., L. M. Miller, and B. Vondracek. 2010. Patterns of ancestry and genetic diversity in reintroduced populations of the slimy sculpin: Implications for conservation. Conservation Genetics DOI 10.1007/s10592-010-0124-6. | Abstract December 2010
Huff, D. D., L. M. Miller, C. J. Chiziniski, and B. Vondracek. 2011. Mixed-source reintroductions lead to outbreeding depression in the second-generation descendents of a native North American fish. Molecular Ecology 20:4246–4258. | Abstract October 2011
Gresswell, R. and B. Vondracek. Coldwater streams. Accepted. (solicited chapter in the 3rd edition of Inland Fisheries Management in North America. W. A. Hubert and M. C. Quist, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland October 2010
Grant, G. C., B. Vondracek, and P. W. Sorensen. 2002. Spawning interactions between sympatric brown and brook trout may contribute to species replacement. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:569-576. April 2002
Frost Nerbonne, J. A., B. Ward, A. Ollila, M. Williams, and B. Vondracek. 2008. Volunteer sampling bias using multihabitat sampling for macroinvertebrates. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 27(3):640?646. September 2008
French, W. E., B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. Finlay, and D. J. Dieterman. online. Winter feeding, growth and condition of brown trout Salmo trutta in a groundwater-dominated stream. To be submitted to Fisheries Management and Ecology | Abstract May 2014
French, W. E., B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. Finlay, and D. J. Dieterman. 2016. Brown trout Salmo trutta growth and condition along a winter thermal gradient in temperate streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1-9. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0005 July 2016
Eells, L., R. Vondracek, and B. Vondracek. 2012. Fishing the deep web: the search for information. In: Scientific communication for natural resource professionals. C. Jennings, T. E. Lauer, and B. Vondracek, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. August 2012
Dolph, C. L., D. D. Huff, C. J. Chizinski, and B. Vondracek. 2011. Implications of community concordance for assessing stream health at three nested spatial scales in Minnesota, USA. Freshwater Biology 56(8):1652-1699. | Abstract July 2011
Dolph C. L., A. Sheshukov, C. J. Chizinski, B. Vondracek, and B. Wilson. 2010. The Index of Biological Integrity and the bootstrap revisited: an example from Minnesota streams. Ecological Indicators 10 (2010) 527–537. January 2010
Chizinski, C. J., B. Vondracek, C. Blinn, D. Atuke, E. Merten, N. Hemstad, R. M. Newman, N. Schlesser and K. Fredricks. 2010. The influence of partial timber harvesting in riparian buffers on macroinvertebrate and fish communities in small streams in Minnesota, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 259(10):1946-1958. | Abstract April 2010
Chizinski, C. J., A. Peterson, J. Hanowski, C. Blinn, B. Vondracek, and G. Niemi. 2011. Breeding bird response to partially harvested riparian management zones in northern Minnesota. Forest Ecology and Management 261(11):1892-1900. | Abstract July 2011
Carlson, A. K., and B. Vondracek. Predictive Management of Asian Carps in the Upper Mississippi River System. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. | Abstract December 2014
Carlson A. K., W. E. French, B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington Jr., J. E. Mazack, J. L. Cochran-Biederman. Online. Recent and Historical Trends in Growth of Brown Trout Salmo Trutta in Southeastern Minnesota Streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2016.1160449 July 2016
Brand, G., B. Vondracek, and N. R. Jordan. Influence of grazing and land use on stream channel characteristics at multiple scales. | Abstract October 2014
Boody, G., C. van Schaik, P. Gowda, J. Westra, P. Welle, B. Vondracek and D. Johnson. 2009. Multifunctional grass farming: science and policy considerations. In Farming with Grass: Achieving Sustainable Mixed Agricultural Landscapes. A. J. Franzluebbers, editor. e-book, http://www.swcs.org/en/publications/farming_with_grass/, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ankeny, Iowa. | Publisher Website July 2009
Boody, G., B. Vondracek, D. Andow, M. Krinke, J. Westra, J. Zimmerman, and P. Welle. 2005. Multifunctional agriculture in the United States. BioScience 55:27-38. January 2005
Blann, K. L., J. F. Nerbonne and B. Vondracek. 2002. Relationship of riparian buffer type to physical habitat and stream temperature. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:441-451. March 2002
Blann, K. L., J. Anderson, G. Sands, and B. Vondracek. Effects of agricultural subsurface drainage on aquatic ecosystems: a review. (Accepted by Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, scheduled for publication late 2009). November 2009
Beck, M. W., L. K. Hatch, B. Vondracek, and R. D. Valley. 2010. Development of a macrophyte-based index of biotic integrity for Minnesota lakes. Ecological Indicators 10:968–979. | Abstract April 2010
Beck, M. W., B. Vondracek, and L. K. Hatch. 2013. Environmental clustering of lakes to evaluate performance of a macrophyte index of biotic integrity. Aquatic Botany 108:16–25. | Abstract July 2013
Asmus, B., J. Magner, B. Vondracek, and J. Perry. Physical integrity: the missing link in biological monitoring and TMDLs. (Accepted by Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, posted in Online First) http://www.springerlink.com/content/26r16724382t542n/fulltext.pdf) | Abstract December 2009
Anderson, A. M., E. Mittag, B. Peterson, B. Vondracek, and L.C. Ferrington, Jr . 2016. Winter Diets of Brown Trout Populations in Southeast Minnesota and the Significance of Winter-Emerging Invertebrates. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145(1): 206-220. July 2016
Presentations Presentation Date
Vondracek,B., P. Bolstad, I. Chisholm, B. Knudsen, B. Blick, and P. Nacionales. 2009. Watershed assessment tool: developing an index of watershed health. 57th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 17-21 May 2009. May 2009
Vondracek, B., J. D. Koch, and Marcus W. Beck. A comparison of survey methods to evaluate macrophyte index of biotic integrity performance in Minnesota lakes. Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. March 2013
Ruddick, K. and B. Vondracek. 2009. Walleye forage in Mille Lacs Lake: a preliminary measure of mayfly abundance. Joint meeting of the Minnesota, Ontario, and Wisconsin chapters of the American Fisheries Society, Duluth, Minnesota, 2-4 February 2009. February 2009
Merten, E. C., J. C. Finlay, H. G. Stefan, R. M. Newman, B. Vondracek, L. B. Johnson. 2009. Ecohydraulics of wood transport in streams: empirical models from Minnesota. 57th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 17-21 May 2009. May 2009
Mazack, J., B. Vondracek, and L. C. Ferrington, Jr. Overwinter invertebrate community dynamics in groundwater-fed streams of southeastern Minnesota. Annual Meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science. May 2013
Mazack, J., B. Vondracek, and L. C. Ferrington, Jr. Overwinter emergence dynamics of adult Chironomidae (Insecta: diptera) in groundwater-fed streams of southeastern Minnesota. Annual meeting of the Society for Freshwater Science May 2014
Mazack, J., B. Vondracek, and L. C. Ferrington, Jr. OVERWINTER INVERTEBRATE COMMUNITY DYNAMICS IN GROUNDWATER-FED STREAMS OF SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA. Minnesota Water Resources Conference October 2014
Lepore, J. A., J. R. Keville, and B. Vondracek. Localized and cumulative impacts of lakeshore residential development on littoral habitat. Annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. March 2013
Lepore, J, J. Keville, D. Dustin, C. Tomcko, and B. Vondracek. 2012. Cumulative impacts of lakeshore residential development on littoral habitat. Minnesota Water Resources Conference, 16-17 October 2012, St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2012
Huff, D. D., L. M. Miller, and B. Vondracek. 2009. Native fish reintroductions: why is there variation in the persistence amoung ancestral groups of slimy sculpins? 23rd annual meeting of the Society of Conservation Biology, Beijing, China, 11-16 July 2009. July 2009
French, W. E., B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. Finley, and D. J. Dieterman. Relative position of brown trout in winter food webs of groundwater-dominated streams using stable isotope analysis. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, 26-29 January 2014, Kansas City, Missouri. Summer interactions of stream-dwelling brown trout Salmo trutta within food webs have been frequently studied; however, relatively little is known during winter within food webs. Groundwater may increase the availability of potential prey and create more favorable foraging conditions for trout by maintaining relatively warm winter temperatures. We used stable isotope analysis to examine the relative position of brown trout in the aquatic food webs of 13 streams across the Driftless Ecoregion of southeastern Minnesota. Two tissue types with differing turnover rates (fin and mucus) were used to examine temporal, and spatial variation in relative food web position of brown trout. Although relative food web position varied both temporally and by individual, brown trout stable isotope signatures indicated aquatic invertebrates were likely the predominant prey source. Additionally, brown trout may have used a combination of allochthonous and autochthonous derived resources within the winter aquatic food web. January 2014
French, W. E., B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. Finley, and D. J. Dieterman. Pairing of stomach content and stable isotope analysis to examine winter trophic relationships of brown trout Salmo trutta in a groundwater-dominated stream. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. March 2013
French, W. E., B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. Finlay, and D. J. Dieterman. Factors influencing winter growth and condition of Brown Trout in groundwater dominated streams of the Driftless Ecoregion. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. August 2014
French, W. E., B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. Findley, and D. Dieterman. 2015. Winter growth of brown trout in southeastern Minnesota streams: the effects of groundwater buffering and trout diet. 75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. February 2015
Dustin, D., J. Lepore Schmidt, J. Keville, and B. Vondracek. 2014. Impacts of shoreline development on fish and littoral habitat in northern Minnesota. Annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Mankato, Minnesota, 3-5 March 2014. March 2014
Dolph, C., D. Huff, C. Chizinski, B. Vondracek. 2009. Linking changes in macroinvertebrate community composition to sources of water quality impairment in Minnesota streams. 57th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 17-21 May 2009. May 2009
Cochran-Biederman, J. and B. Vondracek. Seasonal patterns in growth diet, and prey availability of Brown Trout in groundwater-dominated streams. The annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. August 2014
Cochran-Biederman , J., W. French, and B. Vondracek. Diet and growth of brown trout in southeastern Minnesota: seasonal patterns across two years. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. September 2013
Chizinski, C., H. Wan, C. Dolph, B. Vondracek, and B. Wilson. 2009. The impact of rare taxa on measures of fish index biotic integrity (IBI) in Minnesota. 139th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Nashville, Tennessee, 30 August-3 September 2009. August 2009
Chizinski, C. J., C. R. Blinn, and B. Vondracek. 2009. Response of riparian fish and invertebrate assemblages to timber harvesting in northern Minnesota streams. Joint meeting of the Minnesota, Ontario, and Wisconsin chapters of the American Fisheries Society, Duluth, Minnesota, 2-4 February 2009. February 2009
Carlson, A. K., and B. Vondracek. 2015. Synthesis of ecology and human dimensions for predictive management of Bighead and Silver Carp in the United States. 75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. February 2015
Carlson, A. K., W. E. French, B. Vondracek, L. C. Ferrington, Jr., J. E. Mazack, J. Cochran-Biederman. 2015. Recent and historical trends in brown trout growth in southeastern Minnesota streams. 75th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana. February 2015
Beck, M., B. Vondracek, and L. Hatch. 2012. Image analysis techniques to evaluate effects of lakeshore development on aquatic habitat. Minnesota Water Resources Conference, 16-17 October 2012, St. Paul, Minnesota. October 2012
Beck, M., B. Vondracek, and L. Hatch. 2012. Image analysis techniques to evaluate effects of nearshore lake development on aquatic macrophytes. 142nd Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 19-23 August 2012, St. Paul, Minnesota. August 2012
Beck, M., B. Vondracek, and L. Hatch. 2011. Image analysis techniques to evaluate effects of nearshore lake development on aquatic macrophytes. 72nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, 4-7 December 2011, Des Moines, Iowa. December 2011
Beck, M. W, B. Vondracek, B. Wilson, and L. Hatch. Evaluating the utility of a plant-based index of lake condition using neural networks. 98th annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America August 2013
Technical Publications Publication Date
Vondracek, B., R. M. Newman, and E. C. Merten. 2007. Comparison of effects of riparian harvest treatments on stream habitat, fish, instream wood, water temperature, and stream geomorphology nine years after harvest. Completion Report to the U. S. Forest Service, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. December 2007
Vondracek, B., R. M. Newman, and E. C. Merten. 2007. Comparison of effects of riparian harvest treatments on stream habitat, fish, instream wood, water temperature, and stream geomorphology nine years after harvest. Completion Report to the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement. May 2007
Vondracek, B., R. M. Newman, and E. C. Merten. 2007. Comparison of effects of riparian harvest treatments on stream habitat, fish, instream wood, water temperature, and stream geomorphology nine years after harvest. Completion Report to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. July 2007
Vondracek, B., D, C. Fulton, and H. L. Schramm. 2009. Mortality of walleye caught in live-release tournaments: assessment and determination of acceptable levels. Final report to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. June 2009
Meneks, M. and B. Vondracek. 2000. Juvenile and larval fishes of the Red River of the North. Final Report to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. St. Paul, MN. January 2000
Krinke, M., J. K. Herny, B. Vondracek and 13 others. Economic Analysis of Agriculture for Multiple Benefits. Final Report submitted to the Legislative Committee for Minnesotas Resources, St. Paul August 2001
Kocian, M., B. Vondracek, and B. Wilson. 2007. Hardwood Creek Impaired Water Case Study. Final Report to the Minnesota Water Resources Center. June 2007
Kocian, M. and B. Vondracek. 2006. Geographical Information Systems Techniques to Channel Slope Delineation in Minnesota. Final Report to USGS Moundsview, Minnesota October 2006
Blann, K. A. and B. Vondracek. 2000. Landscape scale influences on coldwater streams and stream fish in southeastern Minnesota: a GIS application. Final Report to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. St. Paul, MN. January 2000