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

West Virginia Staff Member


Stuart A Welsh

Stuart Welsh

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (304) 293 - 5006
Email: swelsh@wvu.edu

Education

  • Ph D West Virginia University 1997
  • MS Frostburg State University 1994
  • BS West Virginia University 1990

Biography

From 2000 to present, Stuart has served as the Assistant Unit Leader for Fisheries at the West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Teaching Interest

Ichthyology, Zoogeography, and Systematics

Research Interest

Systematics, Ecology, and Conservation of freshwater fishes

Research Publications Publication Date
Zimmerman, J. and S. Welsh. 2012. Prevalence of Anguillicoloides crassus and growth variation in migrant yellow-phase American eels of the upper Potomac River drainage. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 101:131-137. 2012-11-30
Zimmerman, J. L., and S. A. Welsh. 2008. Pit tag retention in small (205-370 mm) American eels, Anguilla rostrata. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciences 79(2):1-8. 2008-10-31
Whitaker, J.M., A.B. Welsh, D.W. Hondorp, J.C. Boase, G.T. Merovich, S. Welsh, and C. Krueger. 2018. Variation in DNA methylation is associated with migratory phenotypes of lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens in the St. Clair River, MI, USA. Journal of Fish Biology 93:942–951. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.13804 2018-09-30
Welsh, S.A., Z.J. Loughman, and T.P. Simon. 2010. Concluding remarks: A symposium on the conservation, biology, and natural history of crayfishes form the southern United States. Southeastern Naturalist 9(Special Issue 3):267-269. 2010-06-30
Welsh, S.A., J.L. Aldinger, M.A. Braham, and J.L. Zimmerman. 2016. Synergistic and singular effects of river discharge and lunar illumination on dam passage of upstream migrant yellow-phase American eels. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73:33-42. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv052 2016-01-31
Welsh, S.A., D.R. Jerry, D.W. Burrows. 2014. A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish of the Genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from the Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia. Copeia 2014:136–142. https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-13-067 2014-01-31
Welsh, S.A., D.R. Jerry, D.W. Burrows, and M.L. Rourke. 2017. A new species of freshwater eel-tailed catfish of the genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from coastal rivers of mid-northern New South Wales, Australia. Copeia 105:229-236. https://doi.org/10.1643/CI-13-067 2017-06-30
Welsh, S.A., D.M. Smith, and N.D. Taylor. 2013. Microhabitat use of the diamond darter. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. doi: 10.1111/eff.12062 2013-04-30
Welsh, S.A., D.A. Cincotta, and R.L. Raesly. 2014. First Record of the Bigeye Shiner (Notropis boops) from West Virginia. American Midland Naturalist 172:372–375. https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-172.2.372 2014-04-30
Welsh, S.A., D. A. Cincotta, and W.C. Starnes. 2013. First records of Nocomis biguttatus (Hornyhead Chub) from West Virginia discovered in museum voucher specimens. Northeastern Naturalist. Volume 20; DOI 10.1656/045.020.0412. 2013-10-31
Welsh, S.A. and Z.L. Loughman. 2015. Physical habitat and water quality correlates of crayfish distributions in a mined watershed. Hydrobiologia 745:85–96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-014-2095-y 2015-01-31
Welsh, S.A. and Z.J. Loughman. 2015. Upstream dispersal of an invasive crayfish aided by a fish passage facility. Management of Biological Invasions 6:287-294. https://doi.org/10.3391/mbi.2015.6.3.07 2015-07-31
Welsh, S.A. and Z.J. Loughman. 2015. Upstream dam passage and use of an eel ladder by the common watersnake (Nerodia sipedon). Herpetological Review 46(2):176-179. DOI number not applicable 2015-04-30
Welsh, S.A. and J.L. Aldinger. 2014. A semi-automated method for monitoring dam passage of upstream migrant yellow-phase American Eels. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:702–709. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2014.910580 2014-07-31
Welsh, S. and H. Liller. 2013. Environmental correlates of upstream migration of yellow-phase American eels in the Potomac River drainage. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:483-491. 2012-11-30
Welsh, S. A., and S. A. Perry. 1999. Spatial scale and its influence on estimates of substrate use in stream fishes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18:954-959. 1999-07-31
Welsh, S. A., and S. A. Perry. 1998. Habitat partitioning in a community of darters in the Elk River, West Virginia. Environmental Biology of Fishes 51:411-419. 1998-06-30
Welsh, S. A., and S. A. Perry. 1997. Acidification and fish occurrence in the upper Cheat River drainage, West Virginia. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 33:423-429. 1997-07-31
Welsh, S. A., and R. M. Wood. 2008. Crystallaria cincotta, a new species of darter (Teleostei: Percidae) from the Elk River of the Ohio River drainage, West Virginia. Zootaxa 1680:62-68. 2008-01-31
Welsh, S. A., and D. A. Cincotta. 2004. Natural hybrids of the madtoms Noturus flavus and Noturus insignis from the Monongahela River drainage, West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 11:399-406. 2004-10-31
Welsh, S. A., S. M. Eyler, M. F. Mangold, and A. J. Spells. 2002. Capture locations and growth rates of Atlantic sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay. Pages 183-194 in W. Van Winkle, P. J. Anders, D. H. Secor, and D. A. Dixon, editors. Biology, management, and protection of North American sturgeon. American Fisheries Society Symposium 28, Bethesda, Maryland. 2002-06-30
Welsh, S. A., R. M. Wood, K. R. Sheehan. 2009. Threatened fishes of the world: Crystallaria cincotta Welsh and Wood 2008 (Percidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 84:191-192. 2009-01-31
Welsh, S. A., M. F. Mangold, J. E. Skjeveland and A. J. Spells. 2002. Distribution and movement of shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries 25:101-104. 2002-02-28
Welsh, S. A., M. F. Mangold and S. M. Eyler. 2001. Movements of shortnose sturgeon in the upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55:298-303. . 2001-08-31
Welsh, S. A., J. T. Anderson, and D. A. Cincotta. 2002. Fish occurrence on the Camp Dawson Collective Training Area, Kingwood, West Virginia. Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Natural Sciences 74:87-89 2002-08-31
Welsh, S. A., D. R. Smith, R. W. Laney, and R. C. Tipton. 2007. Tag-based estimates of annual fishing mortality of a mixed coastal stock of Atlantic striped bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:34-42. 2007-01-31
Welsh, S. A., A. W. Kahnle, B. A. Versak, and R. J. Latour. 2003. Use of tag data to compare growth rates of Atlantic coast striped bass stocks. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 2003-10-31
Thompson, P.A., S.A. Welsh, M.P. Strager, and A.A. Rizzo. 2018. A multiscale investigation of habitat use and within-river distribution of sympatric sand darter species. Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources , Volume 2, Issue 1, Article 1. 2018-01-31
Thompson, P.A., S.A. Welsh, A.A. Rizzo, and D.M. Smith. 2017. Effect of substrate size on sympatric sand darter benthic habitat preferences. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 32:455-465. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02705060.2017.1319880 2017-04-30
Switzer, J. F., S. A. Welsh, T. King. 2008. Microsatellite DNA primers for the candy darter, Etheostoma osburni and variegate darter, Etheostoma variatum, and cross-species amplification in other darters (Percidae). Molecular Ecology Resources 8:335-338. (doi: 10. 1111/j. 1471-8286. 2007. 01946. x) 2008-01-31
Smith, J., S.A. Welsh, J.T. Anderson, and R. Fortney. 2015. Water quality trends in the Blackwater River watershed, West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 14(Special Issue 7):103-111. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.014.sp711 2015-10-31
Smith, J., S.A. Welsh, J.T. Anderson, and R. Fortney. 2009. Water quality trends (1980-1993) in the Blackwater River watershed, West Virginia. In Canaan Valley and its Environs: A Landscape Heritage Celebration. Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, West Virginia. http://www.canaanvi.org/canaanvi_web/events_ed.aspx?collection=past%20events&id=826 2009-04-30
Smith, D.M., S.A. Welsh, and P.J. Turk. 2012. Available benthic habitat type may influence predation risk in larval lampreys. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 21:160–163. 2012-05-31
Smith, D.M., S.A. Welsh, and P.J. Turk. 2011. Selection and preference of benthic habitat by small and large ammocoetes of the least brook lamprey (Lampetra aepyptera). Environmental Biology of Fishes 91:421-428. 2011-08-31
Sheehan, K., and S. A. Welsh. 2009. An interpolation method for stream habitat assessments. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1-9. 2009-04-30
Sheehan, K., M. Strager, and S. Welsh. 2013. Advantages of geographically weighted regression for modeling benthic substrate in two Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Streams. Environmental Modeling and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10666-012-9334-2 2013-04-30
Sheehan, K. and S. Welsh. 2013. Accuracy of stream habitat interpolations across spatial scales. Journal of Geographic Information System 5:602-612. 2013-10-31
Selego, S.M., C.L. Rose, G.T. Merovich, S.A Welsh, and J.T. Anderson. 2012. Community-level response of fishes and aquatic macroinvertebrates to stream restoration in a third-order tributary of the Potomac River, USA. International Journal of Ecology, DOI 10.1155/2012/753634. 2012-04-30
Ruble, C.L., P.L. Rakes, J.R. Shute, and S.A. Welsh. 2016. Captive propagation, reproductive biology, and early life history of Etheostoma wapiti (Boulder Darter), E. vulneratum (Wounded Darter), and E. maculatum (Spotted Darter). Southeastern Naturalist 15:115-126. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.015.0109 2016-10-31
Ruble, C.L., P.L. Rakes, J.R. Shute, and S.A. Welsh. 2014. Captive propagation, reproductive biology, and early life history of the Diamond Darter (Crystallaria cincotta). American Midland Naturalist 172:107–118. https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-172.1.107 2014-01-31
Rizzo, A.A., S.A. Welsh, and P.A. Thompson. 2017. A paired-laser photogrammetric method for in situ length measurement of benthic fishes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:16-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2016.1235632 2017-01-31
Rizzo, A.A., D.J. Brown, S.A. Welsh, and P.A. Thompson. 2017. Factors influencing detection of the federally endangered Diamond Darter Crystallaria cincotta: implications for long-term monitoring strategies. American Midland Naturalist 178:123-131. https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-178.1.123 2017-04-30
Rizzo, A.A., C.T. Rota, P.A. Thompson, D.J. Brown, and S.A. Welsh. 2018. Effects of an Extreme Flood Event on Federally Endangered Diamond Darter Abundances. American Midland Naturalist 180:108-118. 2018-07-31
Osier, E. A., and S. A. Welsh. 2007. Habitat Use of the Spotted Darter, Etheostoma maculatum, in Elk River, West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 14:447-460. 2007-09-30
Millard, M., S. Welsh, J. Fletcher, J. Mohler, A. Kahnle, K. Hattala. 2003. Mortality associated with catch and release of striped bass in the Hudson River. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 2003-10-31
Loughman, Z.L., S.A. Welsh, and R. Thoma. 2017. Cambarus (C.) appalachiensis, a new species of crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the New River Basin of Virginia and West Virginia, USA. Zootaxa 4243:432-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4243.3.2 2017-03-31
Loughman, Z.J., and S.A. Welsh. 2010. Distribution and conservation standing of West Virginia crayfishes. Southeastern Naturalist 9(Special Issue 3):63-78. 2010-06-30
Loughman, Z.J., T.P. Simon, and S.A. Welsh. 2011. Cambarus (Puncticambarus) smilax, a new species of crayfish (Crustacea; Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the Greenbrier River basin of West Virginia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 124:99-111. 2011-05-31
Loughman, Z.J., T.P. Simon, and S.A. Welsh. 2010. Forward: conservation, biology, and natural history of crayfishes from the southern United States. Southeastern Naturalist 9(Special Issue 3):1-10. 2010-06-30
Loughman, Z.J., S.A. Welsh, and T.P. Simon. 2012. Occupancy rates of primary burrowing crayfish in natural and disturbed large river bottomlands. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32:557–564. 2012-04-30
Loughman, Z.J., S.A. Welsh, N.M. Sadecky, Z.W. Dillard, and R.K. Scott. 2017. Evaluation of physiochemical and physical habitat associations for Cambarus callainus (Big Sandy Crayfish), an imperiled crayfish endemic to the Central Appalachians. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 2017:1-9. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2746 2017-01-31
Loughman, Z.J., S.A. Welsh, N.M. Sadecky, Z.W. Dillard, and R.K. Scott. 2016. Environmental covariates associated with Cambarus veteranus Faxon, 1914 (Decapoda: Cambaridae), an imperiled Appalachian crayfish endemic to West Virginia, USA. Journal of Crustacean Biology 36:642-648. https://doi.org/10.1163/1937240X-00002456 2016-12-31
Loughman, Z.J., S.A. Welsh, J.W. Fetzner, and R.F. Thoma. 2015. Conservation of imperiled crayfish species - Cambarus veteranus (Decapoda: Reptantia: Cambaridae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 35:850-860. https://doi.org/10.1163/1937240X-00002383 2015-10-31
Loughman, Z.J., R. Fagundo, S.A. Welsh, E. Lau, and R.F. Thoma. 2013. Cambarus (C.) hatfieldi, a new species of crayfish (Decapoda:Cambaridae) from the Tug Fork River Basin of Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, USA. Zootaxa. 2013-07-31
Loughman, Z.J., D. Foltz, and S.A. Welsh. 2013. Baited lines, an active nondestructive collection method for burrowing crayfish. Southeastern Naturalist 12:809-815. 2013-10-31
Loughman, Z., D. Foltz, N. Garrison, and S. Welsh. 2013. Cambarus theepiensis sp. n., a new species of crayfish (Crustacea, Decapoda, Cambaridae) from the coalfields region of Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern West Virginia, USA. Zootaxa 3641:63-73. 2013-04-30
Loughman, Z. J., Simon, T. P., and S. A. Welsh. 2009. West Virginia crayfishes (Decapoda:Cambaridae): Observations on distribution, natural history, and conservation. Northeastern Naturalist 16:225-238. 2009-01-31
Loughman, Z, S. Welsh, and R. Thoma. Cambarus fetzneri sp. nov., a new species of burrowing crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. Zootaxa 4651 (1): 038–050. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4651.1.2 2019-08-31
Kinziger, A. P., R. M. Wood, and S. A. Welsh. 2001. Systematics of Etheostoma tippecanoe and Etheostoma denoncourti (Perciformes: Percidae). Copeia 2001:235-239. 2001-10-31
Hilling, C.D., N.D. Taylor, S.A. Welsh, and D.M. Smith. Population Characteristics of Yellow Perch in a Central Appalachia Hydropower Reservoir. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 9(2):486–495. doi:10.3996/012018-JFWM-007 | Abstract 2018-12-31
Hilling, C. D., S. A. Welsh, and D. M. Smith. 2016. Age, growth and fall diet of channel catfish in Cheat Lake, West Virginia. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7:304-314. https://doi.org/10.3996/092015-JFWM-091 2016-04-30
Hedrick, L.B., S.A. Welsh, and J.T. Anderson. 2007. Effects of highway construction on sediment and benthic macroinvertebrates in two tributaries of the Lost River, West Virginia. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22:561-569. 2007-06-30
Hedrick, L.B., S.A. Welsh, J.T. Anderson, L. Lin, Y. Chen, and X. Wei. 2010. Response of benthic macroinvertebrate communities to highway construction in an Appalachian watershed. Hydrobiologia 641:115-131. 2010-03-31
Hedrick, L., S. Welsh, and J. Anderson. 2009. Influences of high flow events on a stream channel altered by construction of a highway bridge – a case study. Northeastern Naturalist 16:375-394. 2009-12-31
Hedrick, L., J. Anderson, S. Welsh, and L-S. Lin. 2013. Sedimentation in mountain streams: a review of methods of measurement. Natural Resources 4:92-104. 2013-01-31
Hedrick, L. B., S. A. Welsh, and J. T. Anderson. 2007. Evaluation of a new sediment sampling device. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 61:35-39. 2007-12-31
Hedrick, L. B., S. A. Welsh, and J. D. Hedrick. 2005. A New Sampler Design for Measuring Sedimentation in Streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 25:238-244. 2005-01-31
Hammond, S.D. and S.A. Welsh. 2009. Seasonal movements of large yellow American eels downstream of a hydroelectric dam, Shenandoah River, West Virginia. Pages 309-323 in J.M. Casselman and D.K. Cairns, editors. Eels at the edge: science, status, and conservation concerns. American Fisheries Society Symposium 58, Bethesda, Maryland. 2009-08-31
Gibson, I., A. Welsh, S. Welsh, and D. Cincotta. 2018. Genetic swamping and species collapse: tracking introgression between the native Candy Darter and introduced Variegate Darter. Conservation Genetics 20:287–298. doi.org/10.1007/s10592-018-1131-2 | Abstract 2018-12-31
Foltz, D.A., N. Sadecky, G.. Meyers, J. Fetzner, S. Welsh, G. Stocker, M. Glon, and R. Thoma. 2018. Cambarus loughmani, a New Species of Crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) Endemic to the Pre-glacial Teays River Valley in West Virginia, USA. Journal of Natural History 52:45-46, 2875-2897, DOI:10.1080/00222933.2018.1557271 2018-12-31
Eyler, S.M., S.A. Welsh, D.R. Smith and M.M. Rockey. 2016. Downstream passage and impact of turbine shutdowns on survival of silver American eels at five hydroelectric dams on the Shenandoah River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:964-976. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2016.1176954 2016-10-31
Cincotta, D.A., and S.A. Welsh. 2010. Discovery of Ammocrypta clara (western sand darter) in the upper Ohio River of West Virginia. American Midland Naturalist 163:318-325. 2010-04-30
Cincotta, D.A., D.P. Wegmen, T.E. Oldham, S.A. Welsh, and L.B. Hedrick. 2015. Fishes of the Blackwater River drainage, Tucker County, West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 14(Special Issue 7):297-313. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.014.sp725 2015-10-31
Cincotta, D.A., D.P. Wegmen, T.E. Oldham, S.A. Welsh, and L.B. Hedrick. 2009. Fishes of the Blackwater River drainage, Tucker County, West Virginia. In Canaan Valley and its Environs: A Landscape Heritage Celebration. Canaan Valley Institute, Davis, West Virginia. http://www.canaanvi.org/canaanvi_web/events_ed.aspx?collection=past%20events&id=826 2009-04-30
Chen, Y., X. Wei, L. Lin, R. Viadera, L.B. Hedrick, S.A. Welsh, J.T. Anderson. 2009. Effects of highway construction on stream water quality and macroinvertebrate condition in a Mid-Atlantic highlands watershed, USA. Journal of Environmental Quality 38:1672-1682. 2009-04-30
Argentina, J.E., P.L. Angermeier, E.M. Hallerman, and S.A. Welsh. 2018. Spatial extent of analysis influences observed patterns of population genetic structure in a widespread darter species (Percidae). Freshwater Biology 63: 1185–1198. 2018-04-30
Aldinger, J.L. and S.A. Welsh. 2017. Diel periodicity and chronology of upstream migration in yellow-phase American eels (Anguilla rostrata). Environmental Biology of Fishes 100:839-838. DOI 10.1007/s10641-017-0614-1 2017-04-30
Project Completion Date
Distribution and abundance of the Diamond Darter in the Elk River, West Virginia 2014-09-30
A study of diamond darter macrohabitat use and abundance within the lower Elk River. 2017-02-28
Winter Habitat use of fishes in the Ohio River 2005-12-01
Habitat requirements of the Elk River crystal darter: field and laboratory studies 2008-05-01
Abundance, species richness, and distribution of native and nonnative fishes in the Bluestone National Scenic River 2008-05-31
Abundance and distribution of sensitive fish species within the Monongahela National Forest 2006-05-01
Sensitive fish species within the upper Greenbrier River drianage 2006-12-01
Assessment of hybridization between candy and variegate darters in the Greenbrier River drainage 2006-12-01
Assessment of long-term stream monitoring stations 2009-12-01
Statewide conservation assessment of West Virginia crayfishes 2012-12-01
Summersville Reservoir Walleye Creel Survey 2010-12-01
Captive propagation of the diamond darter 2011-12-31
Corridor H stream monitoring project 2003-09-01
Corridor H stream monitoring project 2006-01-30
Corridor H stream monitoring project 2008-12-01
Corridor H stream monitoring project 2012-05-31
Movement and abundance of American eels in the Shenandoah River 2003-06-01
MIgration of silver phase and yellow phase American eels in relation to hydroelectric dams on the Shenandoah River 2009-12-01
MIgration of silver phase and yellow phase American eels in relation to hydroelectric dams on the Shenadoah River 2013-12-30
Cheat Lake Biomonitoring Study 2015-12-01
Diamond darter reproduction research 2011-01-04
Modeling effects on Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) distribution in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. 2012-12-30
A distributional atlas and identification guide to West Virginia fishes 2023-12-31
Evaluations of Yellow Perch spawning and water level fluctuations for Cheat Lake, West Virginia 2020-08-31
Corridor H stream monitoring project 2022-05-31
Ohio River Asian Carp Program 2021-01-31
Development of a long-term paddlefish monitoring program on the Ohio River in West Virginia 2021-12-31
Blue Catfish and Flathead Catfish Population Demographics, Habitat Use, and Movement in the Robert C. Byrd Pool of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers 2021-12-31
Genetic and landscape level threat assessments and status review of the Candy Darter (Etheostoma osburni) 2020-08-31
Corridor H stream monitoring project 2018-05-31
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Andrew, Ross Master's Completed Program 2012-05-15
Thomas, Jeff PhD Active
Wichterman, Dustin Master's Completed Program 2011-05-15
Wellman, David Master's Completed Program 2004-08-01
Welchert, Darrin Master's Completed Program 2011-08-08
Switzer, John Post Doc Completed Program 2005-08-01
Smith, Jessica Master's Completed Program 2004-05-01
Smith, Dustin PhD Completed Program 2018-08-20
Smith, Dustin Master's Completed Program 2009-08-15
Sheehan, Ken PhD Completed Program 2011-12-20
Sheehan, Ken Master's Completed Program 2006-12-15
Ruble, Crystal Master's Completed Program 2013-05-15
Osier, Elizabeth Master's Completed Program 2005-04-15
Lowery, Jennifer Master's Completed Program 2008-12-10
Lenz, Benjamin Master's Completed Program 2003-12-01
Keplinger, Brandon Master's Completed Program 2007-05-08
Hildebrand, Heather Master's Completed Program 2005-12-10
Hedrick, Lara Post Doc Active
Hedrick, Lara PhD Completed Program 2008-05-15
Hammond, Stephen Master's Completed Program 2003-12-01
Eyler, Sheila PhD Completed Program 2014-12-15
Burns, Angela Master's Completed Program 2007-05-08
Thompson, Patricia Master's Completed Program 2016-12-15
Rizzo, Austin PhD Completed Program 2017-08-20
Riffle, Joni Master's Completed Program 2015-08-20
HIlling, Corbin Master's Completed Program 2015-08-20
Taylor, Nate Master's Completed Program 2013-05-15
Braham, Melissa Master's Completed Program 2012-12-15
Presentations Presentation Date
Whitaker, J. A. Welsh, D. Hondorp, J. Boase, S. Welsh, and G. Merovich. 2015. Characterization of the Migratory Phenotype in Lake Sturgeon. Presented at the 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Meeting, New Port, Rhode Island. 2015-04-20
Welsh, S.A., D.R. Jerry, and D.W. Burrows. A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish of the Genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from the Wet Tropics Region of Eastern Australia. Annual Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Chattanooga, TN, 1 Aug 2014. 2014-08-01
Welsh, S.A., D. Jerry, D. Burrows, and M. Rourke. 2017. A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish of the Genus Tandanus (Teleostei: Plotosidae) from Coastal Rivers of Mid-northern New South Wales, Australia. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 2017-07-12
Welsh, S.A. and Z.J. Loughman. A Nonnative Crayfish (Faxonius virilis) Use of an Eel Ladder, Potomac River Drainage, USA . Meeting of the International Association of Astacologists, Pittsburgh, PA, 10 July 2018. 2018-07-10
Welsh, S.A. and Z.J. Loughman. 2016. Use of an eel pass by virile crayfish on the lower Shenandoah River. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Huntington, WV, 9 April 2016 2016-04-09
Welsh, S.A. and Z.J. Loughman. 2015. Upstream dispersal of an invasive crayfish aided by a fish passage facility. Presented at the Southern Division American Fisheries Society meeting, Savannah, GA 2015-01-30
Welsh, S.A. and S.E. Welsh. 2017. Smoke screen foraging: an observation of an unusual foraging behavior of the northern pike, Esox lucius. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science 2017-04-08
Welsh, S.A. and J.L. Aldinger. 2016. Patterns and periodicity of upstream passage of American Eels at an eel ladder. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Wheeling, WV, 20 February 2016 2016-02-20
Welsh, S.A. and J.L. Aldinger. 2015. Upstream migrant American Eels: A 12-year time series from an eel pass on the lower Shenandoah River. Presented at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, 19 August 2015, Portland, OR. 2015-08-19
Welsh, S.A. and J.L. Aldinger. 2015. Periodicity and timing of upstream migration of yellow-phase American Eels, Potomac River drainage, USA. The 95th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, 19 July 2015. 2015-07-19
Welsh, S.A. and J. L. Aldinger. 2014. A Photographic Counter for Monitoring American Eels at an Eel Ladder. Annual meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Charleston, SC, 23 January 2014. 2014-01-23
Welsh, S., and D. Wichterman. 2013. Angler and creel surveys of the walleye fishery at Summersville Reservoir, West Virginia. Joint meeting of the Ohio and WV Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, 20 February 2013, Huntington, West Virginia. 2013-02-20
Welsh, S., S. Hammond, H. Liller, J. Zimmerman, M. Braham, and J. Aldinger. 2014. An 11-year series of passage counts of upstream migrant American Eels at the Millville Dam eel ladder, lower Shenandoah River, USA. 144th annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Quebec City, Canada 2014-08-20
Welsh, S., D. Smith, and N. Taylor. 2013. Nocturnal microhabitat use of the diamond darter. Annual meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, 9 February 2013, Nashville, Tennessee. 2013-02-09
Welsh, S. and J. Aldinger. A 12-year time series of American eel passage at an eel ladder, lower Shenandoah River. Presented at the joint meeting of VA and WV Chapters of AFS, Blacksburg, VA. 2015-02-18
Thompson, P., S. Welsh, A. Rizzo. 2016. Substrate selection of sympatric sand darters from the Elk River, WV. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Huntington, WV, 9 April 2016 2016-04-09
Thompson, P., S. Welsh, A. Rizzo. 2016. A tale of two darters: Substrate selection and preference of sympatric sand darters from the Elk River, WV. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Wheeling, WV, 20 February 2016 2016-02-20
Taylor, N., S. Welsh, and D. Smith. 2013. Assessment of age, diet, and growth of yellow perch In Cheat Lake, West Virginia. Annual meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, 10 February 2013, Nashville, Tennessee. 2013-02-10
Taylor, N., S. Welsh, and D. Smith. 2013. Age structure, growth, and summer diet of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in a West Virginia Reservoir. Joint meeting of the Ohio and WV Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, 20 February 2013, Huntington, West Virginia. 2013-02-20
Smith, D.M., S.A. Welsh, and C. Hilling. 2020. Seasonal Movement and Distribution of Walleye in a WV hydropower reservoir. American Fisheries Society, Virtual Annual Meeting 2020-09-23
Smith, D.M., S.A. Welsh, N.D. Taylor, and C.D. Hilling. 2016. Environmental and Biological Correlates of Seasonal Walleye Movements in a Hydropower Reservoir. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Wheeling, WV, 20 February 2016 2016-02-20
Smith, D.M., S.A. Welsh, N.D. Taylor, and C.D. Hilling. 2015. Population Dynamics and Seasonal Movement Patterns of Walleye in a Hydropower Reservoir. Presented at the Southern Division American Fisheries Society meeting, Savannah, GA. 2015-01-30
Smith, D.M., S.A. Welsh, N.D. Taylor, and C.D. Hilling. 2015. Population Dynamics and Seasonal Movement Patterns of Walleye in a Hydropower Reservoir. Presented at the Joint meeting of VA and WV AFS Chapters, Blacksburg, VA 2015-02-18
Smith, D., S. Welsh, and N. Taylor. 2013. Investigating Seasonal Movements and Spawning Locations of Walleye in Cheat Lake, WV using Acoustic Telemetry. Annual meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, 10 February 2013, Nashville, Tennessee. 2013-02-10
Smith, D., S. Welsh, and N. Taylor. 2013. Determining Seasonal Movements and Spawning Habitat Use of Walleye in Cheat Lake, WV using Acoustic Telemetry. Joint meeting of the Ohio and WV Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, 20 February 2013, Huntington, West Virginia. 2013-02-20
Smith, D., S. Welsh, N. Taylor, and C. Hilling. 2014. Use of Acoustic Telemetry to Determine Seasonal Movements of Walleye in a West Virginia Hydropower Reservoir. Annual meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Charleston, SC, 23 January 2014. 2014-01-23
Rizzo, A., and S. Welsh. 2016. Photogrammetric analysis of fish lengths. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Wheeling, WV, 20 February 2016 2016-02-20
Rizzo, A., S. Welsh, P. Thompson. 2016. Photogrammetric analysis of fish lengths. Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science, Huntington, WV, 9 April 2016 2016-04-09
Matt, K.J., S.A. Welsh, and D.M. Smith. 2020. Spawning characteristics of Yellow Perch during periods of water level fluctuations in a hydropower reservoir. American Fisheries Society, Virtual Annual Meeting. 2020-09-23
Loughman, Z.L. and S.A. Welsh. 2016. Physical Habitat and Water Quality Correlates for Cambarus veteranus in the Upper Guyandotte Basin of West Virginia. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Wheeling, WV, 20 February 2016 2016-02-20
Loughman, Z, N. Sadecky, and S. Welsh. 2015. Determination of Crayfish Occupancy Rates Across Mined Watersheds in Eastern Kentucky. Presented at the Southern Division American Fisheries Society meeting, Savannah, GA 2015-01-30
Hilling, C.D., D.M. Smith, and S.A. Welsh. 2020. Percids Kicking Acid: Biology of Recovered Walleye and Yellow Perch Populations in a Historically Acidified Hydropower Reservoir. American Fisheries Society, Virtual Annual Meeting. 2020-09-23
Hilling, C, S. Welsh, and D. Smith. 2016. Population characteristics of Channel Catfish in Cheat Lake, West Virginia. Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Wheeling, WV, 20 February 2016 2016-02-20
Hilling, C, S. Welsh, and D. Smith. 2015. Evaluation of age, growth and condition of Channel Catfish in Cheat Lake, West Virginia. Presented at the Joint Meeting of VA and WV AFS Chapters, Blacksburg, VA 2015-02-18
Eyler, S., S. Welsh, and D. Smith. 2015. Seasonal turbine shutdowns used to protect downstream migrating silver American Eels (Anguilla rostrata) at five hydroelectric dams on the Shenandoah River. Presented at the 71st Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Meeting, New Port, Rhode Island. 2015-04-20
Eyler, S., S. Welsh, D. Smith, and M. Rockey. 2015. Passage method, turbine mortality, and migratory delay of silver American Eels (Anguilla rostrata) at five hydroelectric dams on the Shenandoah River. Presented at the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission (CRASC) Research Forum, MADFW Westborough Field Office, Westborough, MA 2015-03-03
Eyler, S., S. Welsh, D. Smith, and M. Rockey. 2015. Environmental variables associated with American Eel (Anguilla rostrata) downstream migrations in the Shenandoah River. Presented at the American Fisheries Society Meeting, Portland, Oregon. 2015-08-17
Aldinger, J. and S. Welsh. Nocturnal periodicity of upstream migration of yellow-phase American Eels at an eel ladder on the Shenandoah River. Presented at the Southern Division American Fisheries Society meeting, Savannah, GA 2015-01-30
Technical Publications Publication Date
Welsh, S.A., Skjeveland, J.E., M.F. Mangold. 2000. Progress report of investigations and research on Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay (1996-1998). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD, 15 June 1999. 1999-06-30
Welsh, S.A., D.A. Cincotta, and J.F. Switzer. 2006. Fishes of Bluestone National Scenic River. National Park Service, Natural Resources Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR--2006/049. 2006-04-30
Welsh, S.A. 2004. Overestimation of tag-based fishing mortality rates by monotonic trend models: examples from simulated and real data. Report submitted to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, 1 October 2004. 2004-10-31
Welsh, S.A. 2001. Annual tag-encounter and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag recoveries (1987 - 2000). Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee. 45 pp. 2001-06-30
Welsh, S.A. 2000. Summary of data from the York River (1991-1999) of the USFWS Cooperative Tagging Program. Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, 25 August 2000. 2000-08-31
Welsh, S.A. 2000. Summary of data from the North Carolina Winter Trawl Survey (1988 -1999) of the USFWS Cooperative Tagging Program. Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, 15 August 2000. 2000-08-31
Welsh, S.A. 2000. Length-frequency data of tagged cohorts from the Cooperative Striped Bass Tagging. Program Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee, 2 April 2000. 2000-04-30
Welsh, S.A. 2000. Annual tag-encounter rates and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag-recoveries: spring tagging programs (1987-1999). Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee, 25 August 2000. 2000-08-31
Welsh, S.A. 2000. Annual tag-encounter rates and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag-recoveries. Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee, 2 April 2000. 2000-04-30
Welsh, S., R. Harris, B. Versak, D. Kahn, T. Baum,V. Vecchio, K. Hattala, and G. Nelson. 2003. ASMFC tag working group: summary of USFWS cooperative tagging program results. Submitted to the Technical and Stock Assessment Committees, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. 2003-09-30
Welsh, S., R. Harris, B. Versak, D. Kahn, T. Baum,V. Vecchio, K. Hattala, and G. Nelson. 2002. ASMFC tag working group: summary of USFWS cooperative tagging program results. Submitted to the Technical and Stock Assessment Committees, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. 2002-06-30
Skjeveland, J.E., S.A. Welsh, M.F. Mangold, S.M. Eyler, S.W. Nachbar. 2000. A report of investigations and research on Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD, 18 October 2000. 44 pages. 2000-10-31
Millard, M.J., S.A. Welsh, J. Skjeveland, J. Fletcher, J. Mohler, M. Hendrix, A. Kahnle, and K. Hattala. 2000. Mortality associated with catch and release of American shad and striped bass in the Hudson River. Final report: 1999 project year. Submitted to NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, NY 12561. 2000-12-31
Eyler, S.M., J.E. Skjeveland, M.F. Mangold, and S.A. Welsh. 2000. Distribution of sturgeons in candidate open water dredged material placement sites in the Potomac River (1998-2000). Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD, 21 November 2000. 26 pages. 2000-11-30
Annual tag-encounter and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag recoveries (1987-2001). Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Stock Assessment Commitee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee. 2002-08-31