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

Missouri Technical Assistance Activities


Actively managed wetland in Missouri

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Workshop: Research Needs and Management Strategies for Pallid Sturgeon Recovery. St Louis, MO.
Galat July 2007
Worked with Columbia Environmental Research Center staff to develop and submit comprehensive research preproposal to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on pallid sturgeon ecological requirements of the pallid and shovelnose sturgeon in the Missouri River: a research strategy.
Galat April 2003
When do pallid sturgeon spawn? Missouri River Restoration and Recovery - Spring Rise Process. Hydrology and Water Quality and Pallid Sturgeon/Fish & Wildlife Technical Working Groups. U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and CDR Associates.
Galat June 2005
When do pallid sturgeon spawn. Missouri River Restoration and Recovery - Spring Rise Process. Hydrology and Water Quality and Pallid Sturgeon/Fish & Wildlife Technical Working Groups. U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and CDR Associates, Minneapolis, MN.
Galat May 2005
Technical adviser to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on their Biological Opinion to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Operation of the Missouri River.
Galat June 2003
Subject matter expert panel member GS-12 Fisheries Biologist.
Galat October 2007
Subject Matter Expert Panel Member GS-12 Fisheries Biologist, CERC
Galat October 2007
Study concept: life-history requirements for recovery of age-0 Scaphirhynchus sturgeon in the lower Missouri River. Briefing to Brigadier General W. Grisoli, Commander, NW Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Columbia, MO.
Galat February 2003
Serving on Advisory Committee for Project at the University of Texas at Tyler: Extension for Pigtoe Genomics Research
University of Texas at Tyler
Rosenberger January 2017
Science Advisor, The Nature Conservancy's Great Rivers Partnership
Clark, Galat March 2005
Provided Missouri Department of Conservation Top leadership with overview of Cooperative Research Units
Missouri Department of Conservation
Paukert October 2010
Presented research on impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on non-target species at USFWS Tri-state Private Lands Division meeting (~20 attendees)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Mengel December 2019
Presented research on impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on non-target species at MDC Wildlife Division Conference (~120 attendees)
Missouri Department of Conservation
Abney October 2019
Presented research on impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on non-target species at MDC Division Chiefs meeting (~60 attendees)
Missouri Department of Conservation
Mengel November 2019
Poster Judge, Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Nebraska City, NE
Galat February 2008
Position Reviewer, Fisheries Research Biologist 11/12, Columbia Environmental Research Center
Galat May 2004
Participated, and served as discussion leader for Ecologically Sustainable Water Management, Snake River, Idaho, at The Nature Conservancy's Working Retreat.
Galat September 2002
Participated in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research and Monitoring on the Big Muddy Refuge.
Galat March 2002
Participated in U.S. FWS-U.S. Army COE Missouri River shallow water habitat monitoring design workshop.
Galat November 2004
Participated in MRBA's Monitoring Stakeholder Forum, Kansas City, MO
Galat December 2003
Participated in "Workshop on ecological responses of river systems to flow change, Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Center, Albury, Australia.
Galat July 2003
Organized a special session on impacts of neonicotinoid insecticide impacts to non-target wildlife at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference (~50 participants). Session included 10 speakers and a panel discussion
Wildlife Management Institute
Mengel March 2020
Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS): Historical Perspectives Briefing. 12 Feb 2010. Invited panelist to brief Corps of Engineers staff from NW Division, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis Districts to: (1) introduce USACE members to key individuals involved with Missouri river issues that also represent the diversity of stakeholders in the lower basin. (2) provide historical background & context to: the diversity of lower basin perspectives & issues surrounding Missouri river management, and; (3)offer “lessons learned” from the master manual process & identify opportunities for process improvements with MRAPS
Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS): Historical Perspectives Briefing.
Galat February 2010
Met with Maureen Gallagher, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to talk of potential research/monitoring needs at Lisbon Bottoms, Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
Galat August 2002
Met with Environmental Protection Agency Desoto group to develop strategies for MOR needs.
Galat July 2002
Member, Upper Mississippi River System Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program's Science Panel.
Clark, Galat March 2005
Member, National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Committee to assess the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Methods of Analysis and Peer Review for Water Resources project planning: Panel on Methods and Techniques of Project Analysis 2002-2003.
Galat January 2002
Member of 9-person steering committee for Pallid Sturgeon Research Needs Workshop held by USGS-FWS-COE-EPA; facilitated discussion among participant workgroups and edited draft report.
Galat June 2004
Invited workgroup member to review proposals for the Minnesota Environmental Trust
MN Environmental Trust
Paukert March 2014
Invited workgroup member to develop fish sampling protocols for NSF sites nationwide
National Science Foundataion
Paukert March 2013
Invited workgroup member to determine how climate change will affect biodiversity
National Climate Assessment
Paukert January 2012
Invited workgroup member to analyze large river data nationwide to better inform large river monitoring programs
USGS
Paukert July 2012
Invited speaker and technical resource, Missouri Department of Conservation Big Rivers/wetland Workshop
Galat October 2003
Invited participant, Collaborative adaptive assessment of integrated alternatives for adaptive management on a pilot stretch of the Missouri River, Lied Conference Center, Nebraska City, NE
Galat March 2004
Invited participant to USGS Dialog on Science Impact, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO
Galat October 2003
Invited participant to America’s Inner Coast Summit, June 22-24, 2010, St. Louis, Missouri.. This Summit brought together the leadership of non-governmental organizations, key federal agencies, large private landowners, industry, academia, and community organizations concerned with the future ecological and economic sustainability of the Mississippi River Valley (MRV). A goal of the Summit was to create high-level recommendations to be considered in developing sustainable projects and initiatives including influencing federal, state, and local guidelines and policies.
America’s Inner Coast Summit
Galat June 2010
Invited member, Scoping Document, assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment). Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Paukert February 2020
IUCN Red List Status Report Update Lead for Paddlefish
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Paukert February 2016
Great Plains Native Fish Conservation Areas Network, Advisory Council
Great Plains LCC
Paukert December 2016
Gave Overview of The History of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
University of Missouri School of Natural Resources Alumni Association
Paukert January 2011
Expert reviewer; Topeka Shiner Species Status Assessment
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Paukert June 2017
Expert reviewer; Humpback Chub Species Status Assessment
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Paukert January 2017
Cooperated with scientists from USGS's Columbia Environmental Research Center on a weeklong research exchange with the Institute for Biology of Inland Waters in Borok, Russia.
Galat June 2002
At Middle Basin Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Work Group Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, gave update on Unit research: Benthic fish project and Sandbar project.
Galat November 2001
Assisted U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and lower Missouri River states in developing a shallow water monitoring plan
Galat June 2004
Assisted Environmental Defense Fund in reviewing fish floodplain use information on middle Mississippi River (New Madrid floodway).
Galat May 2003
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Wildlife Faculty Search Committee Webb June 2013 October 2013
USGS representative to the Mississippi Flyway Council Technical Section Webb February 2017 Present
Strategic Planning Committee, School of Natural Resources - Create a new strategic plan for SNR and provide guidance for dissolving departments in the school. Rosenberger September 2016 February 2017
Schwartz Graduate Seminar Committee - Member Galat January 2009 Present
SNR Director's Faculty Advisory Council member Webb June 2017 August 2020
Member, Space Use and Allocation Committee, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri - Develop space allocation use plan and policy guidelines for the administration of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. Rosenberger September 2012 September 2013
Faculty Representative, MU Wildlife and Fisheries Graduate Student Organization Paukert April 2017 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
University of Central Missouri Advisory Board for the Department of Biology Rosenberger April 2016 June 2017
USGS, Large River Monitoring Forum Paukert July 2013 Present
USFWS, Missouri River Effects Analysis Expert Panel Paukert July 2014 July 2015
USFWS, Midwest Region, Committee on Fish Passage for WI River Paukert February 2014 June 2015
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pallid Sturgeon Recovery Plan Reviewer Paukert February 2013 June 2014
Technical Advisor, BiOp Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Galat November 2003 December 2004
Team Leader and Principal Investigator, Large Rivers Node, National Riverine Restoration Science Synthesis Working Group, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Galat May 2003 December 2005
Team Advisor, Niangua darter Recovery Team Galat December 2003 December 2004
Science Advisor, The Nature Conservancy's Great Rivers Partnership, Great Rivers Center. Galat January 2005 Present
Science Advisor, Peer Review Panel, San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program Galat January 1998 December 2001
Program Committee Member, Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Webb September 2012 Present
Participant, NCEAS Working Group on NRRSS Galat February 2003 August 2004
Panel Member and presenter, nataional Adaptation Forum Paukert February 2013 April 2013
Outside member tenure/promotion review, Texas Tech University Paukert September 2015 December 2015
National Science Foundation, Committee to identify stream fish sampling protocols Paukert February 2013 Present
Minnesota DNR, reviewed long term lake sampling protocols Paukert February 2013 April 2013
Michigan St Univ and USGS Science To Action Fellwoship Paukert January 2014 Present
Member, Upper Mississippi River System Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program's Science Panel Galat January 2005 Present
Member, Selection Panel for Research Supervisors, Missouri Department of Conservation Galat December 2002 January 2003
Member, Science Advisory Council, Emiquon Wetlands Restoration Project, Illinois Nature Conservancy Galat January 2001 December 2003
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Galat November 2006 November 2006
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Galat August 2003 September 2003
Member, Program Committee, Missouri River Natural Resources Conference, Columbia, MO Galat May 2004 May 2004
Member, Program Committee, 2007 Missouri River Natural Resources Conference Galat June 2007 August 2007
Member, Program Committee, 2003 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference Galat June 2003 December 2003
Member, Pallid sturgeon Workshop II Steering Committee Dec 06 , 2006 Galat December 2006 March 2007
Member, Niangua Darter Recovery Team Galat January 1993 May 2003
Member, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis; Team Leader for Central US large rivers node, Galat January 2003 December 2005
Member, National Academy of Sciences National Research Council, Committee to assess U.S. Army Corps of Engineers methods of analysis and peer review for water resources project planning Galat July 2002 December 2003
Member, Missouri River Scientific Review Panel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galat March 2000 December 2002
Member, Missouri River Science Plan Writing Team, U.S. Geological Survey Galat January 2001 January 2002
Member, DeSoto Group, a group of resource managers that is initiating a stakeholder adaptive management program for a target area of the lower Missouri River Galat June 2003 December 2003
Member, Core Planning Team, The Nature Conservancy's Conservation Action Planning for the Lower Missouri River, 2005- Galat January 2005 December 2007
Member, Core Advisory Group, Collaborative Adaptive Management Network (CAMNet) Galat January 2009 Present
Member, Big Muddy National Wildlife Refuge Biological Review Team Galat February 2008 February 2008
Member , Platte River Recovery Implementation Program, Independent Science Advisory Committee Galat January 2009 Present
Manuscript review, Journal of Fisheries Management Rosenberger May 2013 Present
Manuscript review, Environmental Biology of Fishes Rosenberger April 2013 Present
Manuscript review, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Rosenberger October 2012 Present
Manuscript Review, Urban Ecosystems Rosenberger May 2016 Present
Manuscript Review, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Rosenberger July 2014 Present
Manuscript Review, River Research and Applications Rosenberger January 2014 Present
Manuscript Review, Reviews in Fish Biology Rosenberger March 2015 Present
Manuscript Review, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Rosenberger June 2014 Present
Manuscript Review, Journal of Freshwater Ecology Rosenberger January 2014 Present
Manuscript Review, Freshwater Science Rosenberger December 2016 Present
Manuscript Review, Freshwater Science Rosenberger August 2015 Present
Manuscript Review, Freshwater Biology Rosenberger October 2012 Present
Manuscript Review, Ecology of Freshwater Fish Rosenberger June 2013 Present
Manuscript Review, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Rosenberger October 2014 Present
Manuscript Review - Southeastern Naturalist Rosenberger June 2017 Present
Manuscript Review - Freshwater Science Rosenberger October 2016 Present
Large-scale Ecosystem Restoration Program Comparison and Contrast. 21 July 2009. 3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Los Angeles, CA. (Facilitation questions of panel discussion) Galat July 2009 July 2009
Invited Participant, Stream Restoration Workshop, National Research Council, Water Science and Technology Board Galat August 2003 August 2003
Invited Participant, Invited Participant and International Panel Member, National Science Foundation Galat January 2001 January 2001
Invited Participant, EPA/s EMAP Great Rivers Ecosystems Indicator and Response Design Workshop Galat April 2003 April 2003
International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage Paukert July 2013 July 2014
Internal Review, USGS Rosenberger October 2012 Present
External PhD Reviewer, University of New England, Australia Paukert June 2020 September 2020
Board Member, Board of Directors, International Society of River Science Galat January 2006 December 2007
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Wyoming NPR article about our research on how climate change affects inland fish. Paukert July 2016
Was on USGS main page on project related to climate change and inland fish Paukert June 2015
Was 'Collaborator of the Month' for the MU College and Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources related to work climate change and inland fish Paukert August 2015
Visited 4th grade of Paxton Keeley elementary to present fish biology and fish anatomy. Rosenberger, Crawford May 2013
U.S. News and World Report article on the Missouri River quoting Galat interview. Galat June 2002
The MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources highlighted my work on climate change Paukert June 2016
Television interview with RENTV, Moscow, Russia, on Significance of invasive aquatic species in the U.S. Galat June 2002
Telephone interview, Detroit Free Press: Story on Lewis and Clark and biology of endangered species on Missouri River. Galat August 2003
Telephone interview with University of Missouri Media Relations on National Research Council's Missouri River Report. They issued as a radio press release. Galat January 2002
Taught a 5th grade class on mussels, crayfish, and fish of Missouri. Rosenberger, Schrum June 2014
TV interview with NBC affiliate KTIV, Sioux City, Iowa. Galat April 2002
South Farm Showcase-Missouri Fish & Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit participation. Schrum, Crawford, Rosenberger, Pherigo, Paukert, Westhoff, Webb September 2013
Smallmouth bass movement study was highlighted in industry newsletter fro the temperature tags we used. Paukert, Westhoff November 2014
Science of altering river flow debated. Source: Michael Mansur. The Kansas City (Missouri) Star article quoting David L. Galat. Galat October 2001
Research was highlighted in National Park Service Climate Change Response Program Paukert December 2014
Radio interview from Public News Service on how climate change may affect Missouri fish and wildlife Paukert February 2016
Quoted in Nature Conservancy Magazine 54(2):29, in article, "New Life on the Mississippi." Galat February 2004
Quoted in Nature Conservancy Magazine 54(1):18, in article on Portrait of a River from an interview on the Conservation Priorities of Freshwater Biodiversity in the upper Mississippi River basin. Galat January 2004
Quoted in Columbia Missourian article, "Mo. River's level is matter of life, death for wild creatures." Galat June 2003
Provide an article on what the Missouri Cooperative Research Units is and how they contribute to Missouri's conservation legacy. Conservation Federation Magazine. July 2016; page 22 Paukert July 2016
Presented a summary of crayfish diversity, biology, ecology, and conservation issues for the Missouri Master Naturalist Group Rosenberger April 2016
Post doc and myself write a summary on our smallmouth bass movement study for the Missouri Smallmouth Alliance Paukert, Westhoff February 2015
Participated in the Annual South Farm Showcase, which provides opportunities for the local community to learn about research that takes advantage of the South Farm Facility. Rosenberger September 2013
Participated in an all-day Fish and Wildlife Sercie Outreach event Rosenberger October 2012
Organized and planned a day-long 4-H Congress outreach event to High School students. Provided and presented a fisheries curriculum for the day. Rosenberger, Crawford, Webb August 2013
Organized a seminar series for Osher Lifelong Learning Instutue on Missouri's Aquatic Life. Rosenberger, Webb January 2017
Organized a seminar series for Osher Lifelong Learning Instutue on Missouri's Aquatic Life. Rosenberger, Paukert, Webb January 2014
Organized a field trip to Ft. Leavenworth, KS, site of old growth Missouri River floodplain forest for 12 people from University of Missouri, U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Department of the Army Forester Matt Nowak headed trip. Galat December 2001
Organized a discussion series on the book "For the Love of Rivers" for the OSHER lifelong learning institute Rosenberger January 2016
Organized a Seminar Series on Evolutionary Biology for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Rosenberger January 2015
Ontario Radio show discussing our climate change research Paukert July 2016
On KDHX, 88.1 FM, St. Louis Community Radio's Earthwatch Program on Missouri River issues. Galat April 2001
Meagan Perry, Legislative Assistant, Senator Christopher Bond Galat August 2007
Interviewed for the Great Outdoors Radio Show, Subject: Crayfish and Mussels Rosenberger October 2016
Interviewed by local NBC affiliate on how climate change affects fish Paukert October 2017
Interviewed by John Lyons, Columbia Missourian newspaper on Missouri River Science Galat April 2001
Interviewed by Christine Mlot, freelance writer on scientific value of The Nature Conservancy report, "Conservation priorities for freshwater biodiversity in the upper Mississippi River basin." Galat November 2003
Interview, Australian Public Ration, Comparison between Australia and U.S. water resource issues and science. Galat July 2003
Interview by Karen Schepeze, Columbia Missourian on historical ecology of Missouri River. Galat October 2002
Interview by Forrest Rose on Missouri River Institute Town Hall Meeting for University of Missouri publication, "Discover and Enlighten. Galat February 2002
Information to Marc Herquet, Big Rivers Magazine on Uppers Mississippi restoration. Galat November 2007
Information to Marc Herquet Big Rivers Magazine on Upper MS restoration. Galat November 2007
I was the USGS representative for a workshop on how to get jobs with state and federal natural resource agencies Paukert November 2012
Hosted visit by Dr. Martin Thoms, University of Canberra, Australia at University of Missouri, as he presented a Conservation Biology Lecture, a guest lecture in Stream Ecology class, and joined a Missouri River field trip led by R. Jacobson, USGS/CERC. Galat October 2002
Hosted Chris Hay, PhD candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for a Department of Agriculture National Needs Fellowship Offsite Research Experience Missouri River flow analysis project and seminar Galat July 2004
Gave Briefing to Capitol Hill staffers on the effects of climate change on inland fish. Paukert June 2016
Galat quoted in a Columbia Missourian article, "A supplementary study of the Missouri River is nearly conclusion." Galat May 2001
Galat intreview and quote: CAFNR CornerPost. Water Resources Development Act makes big waves in Congress by Katie Maupin. Galat December 2007
Galat interview and quote: CAFNR CornerPost. Water Resources Development Act makes big waves in Congress by Katie Maupin. Galat December 2007
From Lewis and Clark to Pick-Sloan to the Great Flood of 1993: an ecological history of the Missouri River. Missouri River Communities Network, 2 hour lecture/discussion Galat February 2004
From Lewis and Clark to Pick-Sloan to the Great Flood of 1993, an ecological history of the big Muddy. Presentation to Columbia Lions Club. Galat January 2003
Feature article in Mizzou Weekly, "Solving a 'Big Muddy' mystery," synopsis of Missouri Department of Conservation-funded sandbar study. Galat December 2003
Discussed the role of floodplain wetlands in providing habitat to migratory waterbirds to 4H Congress Webb, Rosenberger January 2015
Contributed data for an article in a Ducks Unlimited magazine with national readership Webb, Beatty September 2013
Conservation of the Missouri River Ecosystem, Boone’s Lick Chapter Missouri Master Naturalist spring training on Saturday, 17 April1 2010; 1 hour PP and discussion. Galat April 2010
Conducted a fish biology and fish dissection for student participating in 4-H that were interested in Missouri River Relief. Rosenberger, Webb, Crawford, Schrum July 2014
Co- Hosted University of Missouri Alumni Social at Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference Paukert December 2012
7 February, Washington, DC. Briefed Mitch King, FWS Regional Director Region 6, Dale Hall, FWS Director and Sue Haseltine Asst Director Biology, USGS on state of MOR Science. Participated in Meeting with these individuals and Kathy Copeland, Council on Environmental Quality and NW Division USACE senior staff to discuss state of MOR science. Galat February 2006
23 May 2007, Chris Blank Associated Press ? Effects conservation public lands on height of MOR floods Galat May 2007
18 May 2006, KTIV TV, Sioux City, IA. Television interview at MRNRC meeting as USGS employee. Questions about spring rise and pallid sturgeon. Galat May 2006
10 May 2007. Interview for NPR radio KWMU, St Louis, on river floods and floodplains Galat May 2007