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Citizen Science in the Fish Division: The more we find out about the world we live in, the more we come to realize: Its a big world out there!  So big in fact that scientists have trouble finding time to document all the information in our constantly changing world.  We need volunteers to help collect fishes and information about them, catalog and find more information for our fish vouchers, and maintain our collections. 

Click here for more details, or Contact the Associate Curator to find out about opportunities to help us conduct our research.Current Research

As part of the Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership, research by the Fish Division is focused on compiling fish distribution data for the State of Ohio from all known and verifiable sources.  This data will be made available to the public via the Fish Division Database and to bio-data aggregators such as Fishnet2.

 

Outreach and Activities

 

Past Research & Publications

Cavender, T.M.  1974.  Fishes.  In: Herdendorf, C.E., and D.H. Stansbery, (Eds).  Environmental Analysis of the Paint Creek Lake Project, Ohio, Vol. 1.  A final report prepared for the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Huntington, West Virginia, p. 298.

Cavender, T.M.  1974.  Annotated list of fish species.  In: Herdendorf, C.E., and D.H. Stansbery, (Eds). Environmental Analysis of the Paint Creek Lake Project, Ohio, Vol. 2, Appendix Q.  A final report prepared for the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Huntington, West Virginia.

Cavender, T.M.  1974. Fish species distribution maps.  In: Herdendorf, C.E., and D.H. Stansbery, (Eds). Environmental Analysis of the Paint Creek Lake Project, Ohio, Vol. 2, Appendix R.  A final report prepared for the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Huntington, West Virginia.

Cavender, T.M., and R.L. Crunkilton.  1974.  Impact of a mainstream impoundment on the fish fauna of Big Walnut Creek, a Scioto River tributary in central Ohio.  Published by the Water Resources Center, Engineering Experiment Station, The Ohio State University.  This study was supported in part by the Office of Water Research and Technology, U.S. Department of the Interior, Project A-037-OHIO.

Cavender, T.M., and C.R.Ciola.  1981.  Collection records and distributional atlas of fishes of the Muskingum River basin, Ohio. A final report prepared for the Department of the Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, Huntington, West Virginia.  Contract No. DACW 69-81-C-0026.

Cavender, Ted M.  1982.  Scioto Madtom Survey - 1981-1982. Report on the Status of the Endangered Species, Noturus trautmani.   USFWS.  Grant No. 30181-126T, FY81.  

Grande, L., J.T. Eastman, and T.M. Cavender.  1982.  Amyzon gosiutensis, a new catostomid fish from the Green River Formation.  Copeia 1982: 523-532.

Cavender, T.M.  1984.  Scioto Madtom Survey - 1983. Report on the Status of the Endangered Species, Noturus trautmani..  USFWS.  Grant No. 30181-0458, FY83.

Carter, G.R., and T.M. Cavender.  1984.  Utilization of Ohio River shallow water habitats by young-of-the-year fishes.  Supported in part by the Office of Water Research and Technology, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Contract No. A-064-OHIO.

Cavender, T.M.  1984.  Scioto Madtom Survey - 1984-1985. Report on the Status of the Endangered Species, Noturus trautmani.  USFWS.  Grant No. 30181-1274, FY84.  

Cavender, T.M.  1986.  Review of the fossil history of North American freshwater fishes.  In: The Zoogeography of North American Freshwater Fishes, p. 700-724.  Charles H. Hocutt and E.O. Wiley, eds.  Wiley & Sons, New York.

Cavender, T.M.  1987.  A life history study of the mountain madtom, Noturus eleutherus. . Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1987 No. 1.  Supported in part by a grant from the ODNR, Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.  

Cavender, T.M.  1991.  The fossil record of the Cyprinidae, p. 35-53.  In:  Cpyrinid Fishes: Systematics, Biology and Exploitation.  Ian J. Winfield and Joseph S. Nelson, eds.  Chapman and Hall, New York.

Poly, W.J., and T.M. Cavender.  1992.  Indexed and partially annotated bibliography of Acipenser fulvescens with additional references conerning culture of other sturgeon species.  Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1992 No. 1.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant No.-------------.  OSURF No. 725151.

Poly, W.J., and T.M. Cavender.  1992.  Bibliography of theses and dissertations from Ohio colleges and universities concerning Ohio fishes.  Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1992 No. 2.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant No. NGSCF-93-04.

Poly, W.J., and T.M. Cavender.  1992.  Bibliography of Miller Blue Hole. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1992 No. 3.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant # OSURF 725151.

Nickell, T.A., and T.M. Cavender.  1993.  Identification of Ohio fishes and computerization of Ohio fish  records at the Museum of Biological Diversity, Ohio State University.  ODOW.  OSURF 727231.          

Cavender, T.M.  1993.  The fishes of Big  Darby Creek - Annotated Checklist and Distributional History.  

Cavender, T.M., and M.M. Coburn.  1993.  Phylogenetic relationships of North American Cyprinidae, p. 293-327.  In: Systematics, Historical Ecology, and North American Freshwater Fishes.  R.L. Mayden, ed.  Standord University Press, Stanford.

Porter, B.P., Cavender, T.M., and P. Fuerst.  1994. Genetic status of lake sturgeon in Lake Erie. A final report to the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1994 No. 3.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant No. NGSCF-93-04.

Cavender, T.M.  1994.  Profiles of Ohio's endangered fish species. A final report to the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1994 No. 4.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant No. NGSCF-93-04.

Cavender, T.M.  1994.  Ohio's lake sturgeon management and recovery program for Lake Erie. A final report to the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1994 No. 5.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant No. NGSCF-93-04.

Nickell, T.A., W.J. Poly, and T.M. Cavender.  1994.  Bibliography of theses and dissertations concerning Ohio fishes from Ohio colleges and universities. . Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1994 No. 6.  ODNR Division of Wildlife Grant No. NGSCF-93-04.

Porter, B.A., T.M. Cavender, P.A. Fuerst and T.A. Nickell.  1995.  Report on the genetic status of lake sturgeon in Lake Erie.       

Porter, B.A., T.M. Cavender, P.A. Fuerst and T.A. Nickell.  1995. The genetic status of lake sturgeon in Lake Erie and other populations from the Laurentian Great Lakes. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1995 No. 1.  A final report to the ODNR Division of Wildlife.  Grant No. NGSCF-95-05.  

Sanders, R.E., C. Staudt, C.O. Yoder, D.L. Rice, and T.M. Cavender.  1996. Frequency of occurrence and relative abundance of Ohio's stream fishes: 1979 through 1995.

Fuimera, A.C., and P.A. Fuerst.  1997.  Use of DNA microsatellite loci to study the maintenance of genetic variation in the captive managed populations of the Lake Victoria cichlid species survival plan. Contribution No. 1 for 1997, Fish Division, Museum of Zoology, The Ohio State University.  

Cavender, T.M., and D.L. Rice.  1997.  Survey and analysis of the Scioto Brush Creek drainage fish fauna of southern Ohio.  Ohio Journal of Science: 97 (4): 78-85, 1997.

Cavender, T.M., M.R. Kibbey, and K.P. Brown.  1998 .  Inventory and analysis of postimpoundment changes in the Alum Creek fish fauna, Franklin, Delaware and Morrow Counties, Ohio.  Contribution No. 1 for 1998, Fish Division, Museum of Zoology, The Ohio State University.  A final report for a project funded by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Wildlife and Diversity tax checkoff program, to determine the effects of the impoundment of Alum Creek on the fish populations therein.  Submitted to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Cavender, T.M.  1998.  The fishes of Paint Creek drainage: A study of distribution, species richness and site diversity.  Contribution No. 2 for 1998, Fish Division, Museum of Zoology, The Ohio State University.  A preliminary report for a report funded by the ODNR Division of Wildlife, Wildlife and Diversity tax checkoff program, to determine the status of the fish populations in the Paint Creek drainage and to determine the most effective fish species diversity sampling sites for use by monitoring agencies.  Submitted to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Davies, D., T.M. Cavender, and M.R. Kibbey.  1998.  Lake Sturgeon Records for Lake Erie. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1998 No. 3.  

Cavender, T.M.  1998. Development of the North American Tertiary freshwater fish fauna with a look at parallel trends found in the European record. Ital. J. Zool. V. 65.

Cavender, T.M., and A. Burt.  1999.  Database of Ohio River shoreline fishes for the State of Ohio.  Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1999 No. 1.  CD-ROM and hard copy.

Cavender, T.M., and A. Burt.  1999.  Database of Ohio River shoreline fishes 1980-1998.  Qualitative and quantitative monitoring study of the river shoreline.  Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1999 No. 2.

Cavender, T.M., and M.R. Kibbey.  1999.  Distribution atlas of Paint Creek fishes.  Submitted to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1999 No. 3.

Cavender, T.M., and M.R. Kibbey.  1999.  The fishes of Paint Creek drainage: A study of distribution, species richness and site diversity. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1999 No. 4.  A final report for a project funded by the ODNR Division of Wildlife tax checkoff program, to determine the status of the fish populations in the Paint Creek drainage and to determine the most effective fish species diversity sampling sites for use by monitoring agencies.  Submitted to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Cavender, T.M.  1999.  I.D. workshop on Ohio fishes - Ohio families and species. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1999 No. 5.

Cavender, T.M.  1999.  I.D. workshop on Ohio fishes - Ohio endangered species. Museum of Zoology Contributions for 1999 No. 6.

Cavender, T.M. 2000. Taxonomic characteristics of the Dolly Varden, Salvelinus malma, isolated above the Soleduck Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington.

Cavender, T.M.  2000. History of research in bull trout and Dolly Varden in the Pacific Northwest.

Cavender, T.M.  2000.  Prehistoric fish remains from the lower Sandusky River/Sandusky Bay Lake Erie Basin of Ohio.

Cavender, T.M.  2000. Current status of threatened and endangered fishes of Ohio.

Two preliminary and one final reports for the 2000 Ohio Fish Catalog Project to Brian Armitage, administrator for the Project and Director of the Biological Survey.

Cavender, T.M.  2001.  Osteology and relationships of the fossil species Esox lepidotus.  Contribution no. 1 of the Fish Division, Museum of Biological Diversity.

ODNR collections received and cataloged in 2000.  Report to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  Contribution no. 2 of the Fish Division, Museum of Biological Diversity.

Cavender, T.M., M.J. Greene and M.R. Kibbey. 2002.  Distributional atlas and current status of fishes of the upper Little Miami drainage of Ohio.  Final report prepared for a project funded by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  Contribution no. 1 of the Fish Division, Museum of Biological Diversity.

ODNR collections received and cataloged in 2001.  Report to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  Contribution no. 2 of the Fish Division, Museum of Biological Diversity.

Cavender, T.M.  2002.  Catalog of identified fish remains excavated from the Ensign archaeological site (33SA93) near Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio.  Contribution no. 3 for 2002, Fish Division, Museum of Biological Diversity.

Cavender, T.M.  2002.  Report on the fishes of the lower Olentangy River, 5th Ave. dam to confluence with the Scioto River.

Greene, M.J.  2002.  Factors influencing fish community structure in the Little Miami River headwaters upstream from Clifton, Ohio.  A thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Science in the Graduate School of The Ohio State University.

ODNR collections received and cataloged in 2002.  Report to the Ohio Division of Wildlife.  Contribution no. 1 of the Fish Division, Museum of Biological Diversity.

Tessler, Nate R., Johan F. Gottgens, and Marc R. Kibbey.  2012.  The First Observations of the Eastern Sand Darter, Ammocrypta pellucida (Aggassiz), in the Ohio Portion of the Maumee River Mainstem in Sixty-Five years.  The American Midland Naturalist January 2012 : Vol. 167, Issue 1 (Jan 2012), pg(s) 198-204.

Stearley, Ralph F., Cavender, Ted.  published 2012.  A New Fossil Char (Salvelinus) From Miocene Lake Sediments in Stewart Valley, Nevada.  Conference: 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.  Vol. 32, Special Issue, Supplement 2.  P. 178.

Hopkins, Robert L., and Brian Zimmerman.  2013.  First Observation of the Eastern Sand Darter (Ammocrypta pellucida) in Racoon Creek (Ohio River Basin) in Southeastern Ohio in 57 Years.  Northeastern Naturalist March 2014: Vol. 21, Issue 1 (Mar. 2014), pg(s) N13-N17.

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