Papers

Dockery, D.R., T. E. McMahon, K.M. Kappenman and M. Blank.  Swimming performance of sauger Sander canadensis in relation to fish passage. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. (published in 2017).

Dockery, D.R., T. E. McMahon, K.M. Kappenman, and M. Blank.  Swimming performance of longnose dace Rhynichthys cataractae in relation to fish passage.  The Journal of Fish Biology. (published in 2016)


Conference Presentations

Kevin Kappenman, Erin Ryan, Matt Blank, and Katey Plymesser presented at the 2017 Montana Arctic Grayling Recovery Program annual workshop.  The presentation focused on the ongoing work at the BFTC to assess Arctic Grayling passage in Denil fishways as well as plans for future work in the Big Hole River watershed. Bozeman, MT. 2017.

Presented at the International Fish Passage Conference in 2016.  Ryan, E.R., T. A. Stephens and B. P. Bledsoe.  Effects of hydraulic structures on fish passage: An evaluation of 2D vs 3D hydraulic analysis methods.  A Presentation to the 2016 International Conference on River Connectivity.  Amherst, MA. 2016.  

Kevin Kappenman, Erin Ryan and Matt Blank presented at the 2016 Montana Arctic Grayling Recovery Program annual workshop.  The presentation focused on the present facilities at the BFTC, the volitional study on Arctic grayling, and the Denil study.  Bozeman, MT. 2016.

Presented at the national AFS conference- Holmquist, L., K.M. Kappenman*, M. Blank. 2014. Sprint Swimming Performance of Wild Shovelnose Sturgeon in an Experimental Open Channel Flume. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 17-21, Quebec, Canada.  

Presented at the Plains and Prairie Potholes- Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Connections II Workshop.  Billings, MT, July 9 – 10, 2014.  Presented research findings and participated in discussions to improve the connection between land managers and research.  

Presented at the Montana Chapter of AFS in 2014. Blank, M., K. Kappenman, M. Schultze, J. Cahoon, K. Plymesser, and B. Bramblett.  Volitional and sprint swimming performance of rainbow trout and westslope cutthroat trout.  A presentation to the 47th Annual Meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.  Chico Hot Springs, MT. 2014. 

Presented at the Dakota Chapter of AFS in 2013.  Blank, M., K. Kappenman, T. McMahon, M. Schultze, and D. Dockery.  Fish passage in plains and prairie waterways: characterizing swimming performance for fish passage assessment and design.  A presentation to the 49th Annual Meeting of the Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Bismarck, N.D. 2013. 

Presented at ICOET in 2011.  Blank, M., K. Kappenman, K. Plymesser, J. Cahoon, T. McMahon, and B. Bramblett.  Characterizing volitional and forced fish swimming abilities under changing flow and temperature regimes.  A Poster Presented to the 2011 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation.  Seattle, WA. 2011.