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

Nebraska Staff Member


Dr. Jonathan Spurgeon

Jonathan Spurgeon, Assistant Unit Leader

Assistant Unit Leader
Email: jspurgeon@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: jspurgeon2@unl.edu

Areas of Expertise

Ecological Flows, Fisheries Management/Conservation, Habitat Management, Invasive Species, Population Dynamics, Population and Community Ecology, Stream Ecology, Threatened/Endangered Species Management/Conservation

Taxon Groups Studied

Freshwater Fishes, Gamefish

Research Publications Publication Date
Zentner, D. L., J. J. Spurgeon, S. E. Lochmann, C. L. Graham. 2021. Tag type and location-dependent retention impart varied levels of bias on mark-recapture parameter estimates. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41:474-483. November 2020
Whiting, D. P., C. P. Paukert, B. D. Healy, and J. J. Spurgeon. 2014. Prey availability and food web dynamics of nonnative trout in a Colorado River tributary, Grand Canyon. Freshwater Science 33:872-884. June 2014
Spurgeon, J.J. In Review. Defining habitat: implications for management of altered freshwater systems. Lakeline. April 2022
Spurgeon, J., C. Paukert, B. Healy, M. Trammell, D. Speas, and E. Omana-Smith. 2015. Translocation of Humpback Chub into tributary streams of the Colorado River: implications for conservation of large-river fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:502-514. May 2015
Spurgeon, J. J., R. H. Stasiak, G. R. Cunningham, K. L. Pope, and M. A. Pegg. 2014. Status of native stream fishes within selected protected areas of Niobrara River in western Nebraska. Great Plains Research 24:71-78. | Download April 2014
Spurgeon, J. J., N. T. Stewart, M. A. Pegg, K. L. Pope, and M. T. Porath. 2016. Using standardized fishery data to inform rehabilitation efforts. Lake and Reservoir Management 32:41-50. | Download January 2016
Spurgeon, J. J., M. J. Hamel, K. L. Pope, and M. A. Pegg. 2015. The global status of freshwater fish age validation studies and a prioritization framework for further research. Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture 23:329-345. | Download July 2015
Spurgeon, J. J., M. A. Pegg, K. L. Pope, and L. Xie. 2020. Ecosystem-specific growth responses to climate pattern by a temperate freshwater fish.Ecological Indicators 112:106130. | Download January 2020
Spurgeon, J, M. Rhodes, J. W. Neal, and K. Evans. 2021. Aquatic habitat changes within the channelized and impounded Arkansas River, Arkansas, USA. River Research and Applications 37:462–474. December 2020
Pegg, M. A., K. L. Pope, L. A. Powell, K. C. Turek, J. J. Spurgeon, N. T. Stewart, N. P. Hogberg, and M. T. Porath. 2015. Reservoir rehabilitations: seeking the fountain of youth. Fisheries 40:177-181. | Download April 2015
Hamel, M., J. Spurgeon, K. Steffensen, M. Pegg. 2020. Uncovering unique life history of an endangered centenarian fish. Scientific Reports 10.12866 April 2020
Hart, Connor
Master's
chart9@huskers.unl.edu

Logan, Blake
Master's
bwlogan55@gmail.com

Pullano, Christopher
Master's
pullano.christopher@gmail.com

Ruoss, Jenna
PhD
ruossjp@gmail.com

Spooner, Joseph
Master's
joseph.spooner@nebraska.gov

Urichich, Jessi
Master's
jurichich2@unl.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Stevens, J.N., C.E. Barshinger, J.J. Spurgeon, M.A. Eggleton, and S.E. Lochmann. Comparison of two otolith processing methods for silver carp within the lower Mississippi River basin.Annual Meeting of Arkansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2022. February 2022
Stevens, J.N., C.E. Barshinger, J.J. Spurgeon, M.A. Eggleton, S.E. Lochmann. 2021. A comparison of population dynamics of invasive bigheaded carp from established populations. Southern Division American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Virginia. April 2021
Spurgeon, J. Characteristics of two trout populations in an Arkansas tailwater. Annual Nebraska American Fisheries Society Chapter Meeting. Lincoln, NE. February, 2021. February 2021
Spinelli, R., K. Morris, S. Lochmann, J. Spurgeon, D. Lynch, and M. Cole. Development of a predictive stream-barrier model in the Ouachita Mountain Ecoregion in west-central Arkansas. Annual Meeting of Arkansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2022. February 2022
Morris, K., Spurgeon, J. Paleback Darter seasonal habitat use and development of a predictive stream-barrier model in the Ouachita Mountain Ecoregion in west-central Arkansas. Annual Arkansas American Fisheries Society Chapter Meeting. Little Rock, AR. February, 2021. February 2021
Morris, K. S. Lochmann, J. Spurgeon, D. Lynch, and M. Cole. Paleback Darter seasonal occupancy in main channel and off-channel areas of Lick Creek in the Ouachita Mountain Ecoregion in west-central Arkansas. Annual Meeting of Arkansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2022. February 2022
Kindschuh, J., Spurgeon, J.J. Evaluation of drone imagery and supervised classification to quantify coverage of floating and emergent vegetation in Arkansas reservoirs. Annual Arkansas American Fisheries Society Chapter Meeting. Little Rock, AR. February, 2021. February 2021
Hartman, M., Lochmann, S., Spurgeon, J., Cole, M., Morris, K. Paleback Darter occupancy and detection probability. Annual Arkansas American Fisheries Society Chapter Meeting. Little Rock, AR. February, 2021. February 2021
Barshinger, C.E., J.J. Stevens, J.J. Spurgeon, S.E. Lochmann, and M.A. Eggleton. Population dynamics of silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix within the lower Mississippi River basin. Annual Meeting Arkansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 2022. February 2022
Barshinger, C.E., J.J. Spurgeon, and M.A. Eggleton. Identification of Silver Carp Origin within the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. January 2022. Charleston, South Carolina January 2022
Barshinger, C., Spurgeon, J., Eggleton, M. Identification of Silver Carp origin within the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Annual Arkansas American Fisheries Society Chapter Meeting. Little Rock, AR. February, 2021. February 2021