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This section of the website is to provide links to scientific published papers associated with the San Juan River Basin Recovery Implementation Program.  If you do not have access to a specific paper, we recommend you contact the author or the Program Office Staff.  In addition, if you have a publication that should be listed on this page, please provided that citation to the Program Office.

Hansen, B. 2023. Secondary channels backwaters may be superior nurseries for native fishes in the San Juan River of the American Southwest but Monsoon-driven deteriorations may lessen their quality. Electronic and Theses Dissertations (447).

Valdez, R.A., Cunningham, C., Effati, A., and Freeman, D.L. 2023. The need for constructing endangered fish habitats that conform to climate-driven flow changes in a western U.S. river. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 00 (0): 1-15. 

Pennock, C., Bruckerhoff, L., Gido, K., Barkalow, A., Breen, M., Budy, P., Macfarlane, W., and Propst, D. 2022. Failure to achieve recommended environmental flows coincides with declining fish populations: long-term trends in regulated and unregulated rivers. Wiley: Freshwater Biology 00:1-13.

Cathchcart, C.N., Gido, K.B, and McKinstry, M.C. 2015. Fish community distribution and movements in two tributaries of the San Juan River, USA. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:10-1028.

Cathcart, C.N., Pennock, C.A., Cheek, C.A., McKinstry, M.C., MacKinnon, P.D., Conner, M.M., and Gido, K.B. 2018. Waterfall formation at a desert river-reservoir delta isolates endangered fishes. River Research Application 34:948-956.

Clark, S.R., M.M. Conner, S.L. Durst, and N.R. Franssen. 2018. Age-specific estimates indicate potential deleterious capture effects and low survival of stocked juvenile Colorado Pikeminnow. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:1059–1074. 29.

Clark Barkalow, S.L,, Chavez, M.J., and Platania, S.P. 2021. Otolith microstructure analysis elucidates spawning and early life histories of federal endangered fishes in the San Juan River. Ichthyology and Herpetology 109(3): 860-873.

Diver, T.A., Mussmann, S.M., Durst, S.L., and Franssen, N.R. 2020. Effective number of breeders and reconstructed sibships reveal low reproductive output by an reintroduced population of endangered fish. Aquatic Conservation 31(12): 3416-3428.

Durst, S.L. and Francis, T.A. 2016.Razorback sucker transbasin movement through Lake Powell, Utah. Southwestern Naturalist 61(1): 60-63.

Durst, S.L., and Franssen, N.R. 2014. Movement and growth of juvenile Colorado Pikeminnows in the San Juan River, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:519-527.

Franssen, N.R., Gilbert, E.I., Gido, K.B., and Propst, D.L. 2019. Hatchery-reared endangered Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) undergo a gradual transition to piscivory after introduction to the wild. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:24–38. 

Franssen, N.R., Gido, K.B., and Propst, D.L. 2007. Flow regime affects availability of native and nonnative prey of an endangered predator. Biological Conservation 138: 330-340.

Franssen, N.R., Durst, S.L., Gilbert, E.I., Knight, W.K., and Ulibarri, M. 2020. Flow conditioning of hatchery-reared Razorback Sucker increases survival in the wild. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41(2): 545-555.

Franssen, N.R., and Durst, S.L. 2014. Prey and non-native fish predict the distribution of Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius) in a south-western river in North America. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23: 395-404.

Franssen, N.R., Gilbert, E.I, James, A.P., and Davis, J.E. 2017. Isotopic tissue turnover and discrimination factors following a laboratory diet switch in Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus lucius). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74:265–272.

Franssen, N.R., Gilbert, E.I., and Propst, D.L. 2015. Effects of longitudinal and lateral stream channel complexity of native and non-native fishes in an invaded desert stream. Freshwater Biology 60: 16-30.

Franssen, N.R., Davis, J.E., Ryden, D.W., and Gido, K.B. 2014. Fish community responses to mechanical removal of nonnative fishes in a large Southwestern River. Fisheries 39(8): 352-363.

Franssen, N.R., Durst, S.L., Gido, K.B., Ryden, D.W., Lamarra, V., and Propst, D.L. 2014. Long-term dynamics of large-bodied fishes assessed from spatially intensive monitoring of a managed desert river. River Research and Applications 32(3): 348-362.

Gido, K.B., and Franssen, N.R. 2007. Invasion of stream fishes into low trophic positions. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 16(3): 451-464.

Gido, K.B., and Propst, D.L. 1999. Habitat use and association of native and nonnative fishes in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah. Copeia (2): 321-332.

Gido, K.B., and Propst, D.L. 2012. Long-term dynamics of native and nonnative fishes in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah, under a partially managed flow regime. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141: 645-659.

Gido, K.B., Franssen, N.R., and Propst, D.L. 2016. Spatial variation in δ15N and δ13C isotopes in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah: implications for the conservation of native fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes 75: 197-207.

Gido, K.B., Propst, D.L., Molles Jr., M.C. 1997. Spatial and temporal variation of fish communities in secondary channels of the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah. Environmental Biology of Fishes 49: 417-434.

Gilbert, E.I., Durst, S.L., Diver, T.A., Mello, H., Bertrand, N.G., and Franssen, N.R.. 2020. Efficacy of fluorescent calcein mark retention and identification in endangered Colorado Pikeminnow (Ptychochelius lucius). Fisheries Management and Ecology. 27:258-269.

Gilbert, E.I., Durst, S.L., James, A.P., Davis, J.E., Sinclair, T.B., and Franssen, N.R. 2018. Cranial morphological scaling and relative prey size limitations for a native predator in an invaded system. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101:1067–1076.

Hedden, S.C., Gido, K.B., Hedden, C.K, Pennock, C.A., Duran, B.R., Hines, B.A., Gilbert, E.I, McKinstry, M.C., Durst, S.L., and Franssen, N.R.  2020.  Quantifying Consumption of Native Fishes by Nonnative Channel Catfish in a Desert River. Special Issue: Catfish 2020—the 3rd International Catfish Symposium. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41(S1): S82-S94.

Karp, K.A., and Mueller, G. 2002. Razorback Sucker movements and habitat use in the San Juan River inflow, Lake Powell, Utah, 1995-1997. Western North American Naturalist 62(1): 106-111.

Pennock, C.A., and Gido, K.B. 2021. Spatial and temporal dynamics of fish assemblages in a desert reservoir over 38 years. Hydrobiologia 848: 1231-1428.

Pennock, C.A., Ahrens, Z.T., McKinstry, M.C., Budy, P., and Gido, K.B. 2021. Trophic niches of native and nonnative fishes along a river-reservoir continuum. Scientific Reports 11: 12140.

Pennock, C.A, McKinstry, M.C., Cathcart, C.N., Gido, K.B., Francis, T.A, Hines, B.A., MacKinnon, P.D., Hedden, S.C., Gilbert, E.I., Cheek, C.A., Speas, D.W., Creighton, K., Elverud, D.S., and Scheicher, B.J. 2020. Movement ecology of imperilled fish in a novel ecosystem: River-reservoir movements by razorback sucker and translocations to aid conservation. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 30:1540–1551

Pennock, C.A., Durst, S.L, Duran, B.R., Hines, B.A., Cathcart, C.N., Davis, J.E., Schleicher, B.J., and Franssen, N.R.. 2018. Predicted and observed responses of a nonnative Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus population following managed exploitation to aid the recovery of endangered fishes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:565–578.

Propst, D.L., and Gido, K.B. 2004. Responses of native and nonnative fishes to natural flow regime mimicry in the San Juan River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133: 922-931.

Ryden, D.W., and Ahlm, L.A. 1996. Observations on the distribution and movements of Colorado Squawfish, Ptychocheilus lucius, in the San Juan River, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. The Southwestern Naturalist 41(2):161-168.