NASPS published the Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting that took place in Hood River, Oregon. Thanks to the dedication of many members, the articles are starting to appear on the Journal of Applied Ichthyology’s “early view” section as of December 2017, and the full issue will be published in January 2018. Below are a selection of early view papers, please click on the title to link to the papers abstract. A special thanks to Tim Haxton who coordinated the special issue with JAI and the authors of all the papers.

 

Boothroyd, M., Whillans, T. and Wilson, C.C. Translocation as a mitigation tool: Demographic and genetic analysis of a reintroduced lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817) population.

 

Corbett, S.C., Moser, M.L., Johnson, R.B. and Parker, E.L. A feeding experiment using captive green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris Ayres, 1854): Testing non-invasive methods to assess condition and growth.

 

Crossman, J.A., Scribner, K.T., Forsythe, P. S. and Baker, E.A. Lethal and non-lethal effects of predation by native fish and an invasive crayfish on hatchery-reared age-0 lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817).

 

Donofrio, M.C., Scribner, K.T., Baker, E.A., Kanefsky, J., Tsehaye, I. and Elliott, R.F. Telemetry and genetic data characterize lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817) breeding ecology and spawning site fidelity in Green Bay Rivers of Lake Michigan.

 

Ganus, J.E., Mullen, D.M., Miller, B.T. and Cobb, V.A. Quantification of emigration and habitat use inform stocking rates of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens, Rafinesque, 1817) in the Cumberland River, Tennessee, USA.

 

Halvorson, L.J., Cady, B.J., Kappenman, K.M., James, B.W. and Webb, M.A.H. Observations of handling trauma of Columbia River adult white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus Richardson, 1836, to assess spawning sanctuary success.

 

Hammen, J.J., Hamel, M.J., Rugg, M.L. and Pegg, M.A. Habitat associations of shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus(Rafinesque, 1820) in the lower Platte River, Nebraska.

 

Hann, D.A. and Schramm, H. L., Jr. Seasonal changes in habitat suitability for adult shovelnose sturgeon in the lower Mississippi River.

 

Haxton, T., Friday, M. and Gillespie, M. Dynamics of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817) in a ‘pristine’ river.

 

Hemingway, R.J. and Scarnecchia, D.L. Lipid acquisition and retention in tissues of spawning adult paddlefish Polyodon spathula (Walbaum, 1792) in relation to extended and compressed life history patterns in two river-reservoir systems.

 

Jarić, I., Riepe, C. and Gessner, J. Sturgeon and paddlefish life history and management: Experts' knowledge and beliefs.

 

Jay, K.J., McGuire, J.M. and Scribner, K.T. Ecological conditions affect behavioral and morphological trait variability of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817) yolk-sac larvae.

 

Liss, S.A., Ashton, N.K., Brown, R.S., Walker, R.W., Bates, P., Klassen, C. and Backhouse, S. Evaluation of four surgical implantation techniques for age-0 white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus Richardson, 1836) with a new acoustic transmitter.

 

Marotz, B.L. and Lorang, M.S. Pallid sturgeon larvae: The drift dispersion hypothesis.

 

Moser, M.L, Corbett, S.C., Burke, B.J. and Langness, O.P. Potential for use of accelerometers to monitor green sturgeon Acipenser medirostris (Ayres, 1854) behavior after handling.

 

Peterson, M.S., Slack, W.T., Grammer, P.O. and Havrylkoff, J.M. Use of non-island, shallow nearshore beach environments by Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) within the Mississippi Sound, USA.

 

Porter, J.M. and Schramm, H.L., Jr. Effects of temperature and hydrology on growth of shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque, 1820) in the lower Mississippi River.

 

Schooley, J.D. and Neely, B.C. Estimation of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula Walbaum, 1792) spawning habitat availability with consumer-grade sonar.

 

Treanor, H.B., Miller, I.R., Halvorson, L.J., Van Eenennaam, J.P., Doroshov, S.I. and Webb, M.A.H. Effect of dietary fat on adipocyte size in farmed age-2 white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus, Richardson, 1836).

 

Webb, M.A.H., Van Eenennaam, J.P., Crossman, J.A. and Chapman, F.A. A practical guide for assigning sex and stage of maturity in sturgeons and paddlefish.