Jeremy S. Tiemann

Jeremy S. Tiemann
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | UIUC · Illinois Natural History Survey

Emporia St Univ (MS '02); Univ of Kansas (BSc '98)
Spawning ecology of Hybopsis amblops; Status of Erimystax x-punctatus in Illinois; Genetic diversity of Noturus placidus

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Introduction
I am an Aquatic Ecologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey. My research interests are documenting basic natural history information of non-game fishes & freshwater mollusks and restoring stream habitats & aquatic faunas. My current projects include distribution and status of fishes & mollusks, reintroduction of two federally-endangered mussels, & reintroduction of state-endangered Redspotted Sunfish. I am interested in collaborating & learning new things (e.g., computer modeling).
Additional affiliations
June 2002 - present
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Position
  • Field Biologist
Description
  • Provide environmental assessments for areas affected by the Illinois Dept of Transportation projects by surveying for fishes and freshwater mollusks. Participate in collections management of the above groups.
January 1999 - June 2000
Prince William Sound Aquaculture, Corps.
Position
  • Fish Culturist
Description
  • Functioned as part of hatchery operations team in cultivating and rearing of sockeye salmon stocks by spawning of eggs, care of incubated eggs, and rearing of fry. Assisted with report writing, budgets, purchase orders, and maintenance of hatchery.
April 1998 - November 1998
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Position
  • Fisheries Biologist Aide
Description
  • Collected brood stock. Stocked sport fishes in reservoirs. Conducted creel surveys. Transplanted vegetation for habitat restoration. Investigated fish kills. Conducted fishing clinics.
Education
August 2000 - May 2002
Emporia State University
Field of study
  • Biological Sciences
August 1994 - December 1998
University of Kansas
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (83)
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Many studies have assessed the effects of large dams on fishes and macroinvertebrates, but few have examined the effects of lowhead dams. We sampled fishes, macroinvertebrates, habitat, and physicochemistry monthly from November 2000 to October 2001 at eight gravel bar sites centered around two lowhead dams on the Neosho River, Kansas. Sites includ...
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The hypothesis that temperate stream fishes alter habitat use in response to changing water temperature and stream discharge was evaluated over a 1 year period in the Neosho River, Kansas, U.S.A. at two spatial scales. Winter patterns differed from those of all other seasons, with shallower water used less frequently, and low-flow habitat more freq...
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Catfishes are important in freshwater ecosystems not only as consumers, but also as essential partners in symbiotic relationships with other organisms. Freshwater mollusks are among the many organisms that have interactions with catfishes. For example, ictalurids are hosts for larvae of several native freshwater mussel species. The larvae, which at...
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We sampled 9 sites (5 free-flowing and 4 impounded) to investigate effects of lowhead dams on the habitat characteristics and the freshwater mussel assemblage of the Fox River in Illinois. We used 2 habitat indices, the Qualitative Habitat Evaluation Index (QHEI) and the Stream Habitat Assessment Protocol (SHAP), to determine effects of lowhead dam...
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This is the first American Fisheries Society conservation assessment of freshwater gastropods (snails) from Canada and the United States by the Gastropod Subcommittee (Endangered Species Committee). This review covers 703 species representing 16 families and 93 genera, of which 67 species are considered extinct, or possibly extinct, 278 are endange...
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The Bigeye Chub (Hybopsis amblops) once inhabited streams and rivers in eastern and southeastern Illinois and was thought to be extirpated in the state by the 1970s. However, it was rediscovered in the 1990s from the Little Vermilion River. Today, H. amblops has become widespread and locally abundant in streams of the Wabash River drainage. Current...
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Nonindigenous aquatic species (NAS), some of which are referred to as aquatic invasive species (AIS) or non-native aquatic species, are those aquatic organisms that have become established beyond their native ranges. They often inhabit a variety of habitats and physicochemical conditions, reach high densities, and alter ecosystem function. Understa...
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The Gravel Chub Erimystax x-punctatus (Family Leuciscidae) is an imperiled minnow with a disjunct distribution in Illinois. Due to its affinity for deep, swift flowing water, this species is often difficult to collect with traditional sampling methods and might be overlooked during fish sampling surveys. We performed a status assessment of this rar...
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Species distribution models (SDMs) are an increasingly important tool for conservation particularly for difficult-to-study locations and with understudied fauna. Our aims were to (1) use SDMs and ensemble SDMs to predict the distribution of freshwater mussels in the Pánuco River Basin in Central México; (2) determine habitat factors shaping freshwa...
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Black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus), a large molluscivorous cyprinid native to eastern Asia, has become established in the Mississippi River basin in North America. The vulnerability of most North American snails and bivalves to black carp predation remains unknown, especially as it relates to juvenile black carp transitioning to mollusk prey. We c...
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Aim: Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a rapidly emerging methodology with important applications to environmental management and conservation. However, the effects of stream flow or discharge on eDNA have been minimally investigated in lotic (stream and river) environments. In this study, we examined the role of stream flow on eDNA concentrations and de...
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The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) protects over 2,000 species, but no concise, standardized metrics exist for assessing changes in species recovery status. Tracking these changes is crucial to understanding species status, adjusting conservation strategies, and assessing the performance of the ESA. We helped develop and test novel metrics that...
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Neither the Streamline Chub, Erimystax dissimilis, nor Tippecanoe Darter, Nothonotus tippecanoe, have been documented in Illinois or in the Vermilion River (Wabash River drainage) in Indiana. We report the first occurrences of both species in the Vermilion River, in addition to the state of Illinois. As with several other recent range expansions of...
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Invasive bivalves continue to spread and negatively impact freshwater ecosystems worldwide. As different metrics for body size and biomass are frequently used within the literature to standardise bivalve related ecological impacts (e.g. respiration and filtration rates), the lack of broadly applicable conversion equations currently hinders reliable...
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Lithasia armigera (Armored Rocksnail) is an imperiled pleurocerid (Gastropoda: Ceri-thioidea: Pleuroceridae) historically found throughout the Ohio River drainage. Its reproductive behaviors, like most aquatic gastropods, are poorly understood. We began propagating Armored Rocksnail in captivity, and herein report on the egg-laying behaviors of the...
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The Gulf coastal drainages of central Mexico are a faunal transition zone between North and South America and harbor a unique assemblage of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida). However, little information is available regarding the taxonomy, distribution, and evolutionary history of the Mexican mussel fauna due to limited sampling over the last...
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The Eastern Sand Darter, Ammocrypta pellucida (Agassiz, 1863), has undergone range-wide population declines as a result of anthropogenic disturbances. Within Illinois, the fish historically occurred throughout the Wabash River drainage and Ohio River, but its range was reduced to only the Embarras and Vermilion river basins, including the Middle Fo...
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The genus Corbicula contains one of the most common and successful aquatic invasive species to North America. Prior to 2015 two predominant species of Corbicula were known from the United States—C. fluminea and C. largillierti, referred to as Forms A and B, respectively. Form A has spread throughout most of the U.S., while Form B is mainly containe...
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Before this study, researchers had not systematically surveyed the Río Conchos, a tributary of the Rio Grande located in northern Mexico, for freshwater mussels. The Texas hornshell, Popenaias popeii, an endangered species under the United States Endangered Species Act, occurs in the main stem of the Rio Grande near its confluence with the Río Conc...
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During a pilot survey, sponges and mollusks were sampled from the bottom of the middle Xingu River (rapids) and lower Xingu River (ria) via hand-picking in shallows and trawling and surface-supplied dives in deeper waters. The survey revealed a benthic community composed of eight sponge species in four genera and three families, and added six speci...
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Freshwater mussels are declining globally, and effective conservation requires prioritizing research and actions to identify and mitigate threats impacting mussel species. Conservation priorities vary widely, ranging from preventing imminent extinction to maintaining abundant populations. Here, we develop a portfolio of priority research topics for...
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Basic natural history information is often lacking for rare aquatic species. This study aims to address the lack of life history knowledge for the Gravel Chub (Erimystax x-punctatus). Fecundity of Gravel Chub was assessed by performing egg counts on vouchered museum specimens. Our results indicate a strong relationship between fecundity and body si...
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Understanding a species’ historical and current distribution is critical when making conservation and management decisions. Recent observations in headwater streams of northern Illinois, USA, where no previous records of Iowa Darters Etheostoma exile occurred, revealed the need to re‐evaluate its state‐wide distribution. We conducted a series of sp...
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The distribution of the Illinois state-threatened Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus has remained largely unchanged in Illinois from 1880 to 2000, being restricted mainly to the northeastern corner of the state. One population identified as Western Banded Killifish F. d. menona has remained stable in the glacial lakes region along the southeastern...
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Benthic macroinvertebrates were washed from nearly 1000 federally endangered freshwater mussels that had been collected from Pennsylvania during a reintroduction project to 2 eastern Illinois streams. Most benthic macroinvertebrates collected were larvae of the Neophylax fuscus, but other caddisflies and segmented worms were also observed. No unocc...
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Despite the increasing use of passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags in freshwater mussel research and conservation, there has been no evaluation of the trade-offs in cost and effort between commonly used adhesive types. These factors could be important to consider if tag retention rates do not vary by adhesive, the effects of handling are large...
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Translocation of freshwater mussels is a conservation tool used to reintroduce extirpated populations or augment small populations. Few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of translocations, mainly because estimating survival is challenging and time-consuming. We used a mark-recapture approach to estimate survival of nearly 4,000 individually...
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The Great Lakes watershed is one of the most invaded freshwater ecosystems, making early and rapid detection of new invaders critical to reduce their effects on this fragile system. The genus Corbicula, freshwater clams native to the temperate/tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia, contains some of the most common and successful aquatic n...
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The Great Lakes watershed is one of the most invaded freshwater ecosystems, making early and rapid detection of new invaders critical to reduce their effects on this fragile system. The genus Corbicula, freshwater clams native to the temperate/tropical regions of Asia, Africa, and Australia, contains some of the most common and successful aquatic n...
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Freshwater mussels have undergone dramatic population declines due largely to habitat alteration. A commonly employed measure to minimize the effects of anthropogenic habitat disturbance on mussels is short-distance relocations of individuals. However, quantified survival data are lacking to gauge the success of relocations. To evaluate the suitabi...
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We sampled freshwater mussels at 12 sites centered around three lowhead dams in the Vermilion River basin (Wabash River drainage) to address their effects on the freshwater mussel fauna and to obtain baseline data prior to their removal. Compared with reference sites, impounded areas and plunge zones had lower mussel abundance and extant species ri...
Technical Report
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ID: 8988; In partial fulfillment of Wildlife Preservation Fund Grant #04-039 Final Report issued January 15, 2004 INHS Technical Report prepared for Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Preservation Fund Grant/Contract No: RC08-L20W INHS Technical Report Prepared for Illinois Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Preservation Fund
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The Redspotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus) occurs in clear, low gradient, well-vegetated streams and backwater lakes. Although never abundant in Illinois, the distribution of L. miniatus has been reduced in the state due to habitat destruction. From 2004-2007, we sampled historical locations to determine the distribution, status, and habitat prefere...
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Fish surveys by university and natural resource agency staff and fish hobbyists in Illinois, and the acquisition of the former Northern Illinois University fish collection by the Illinois Natural History Survey, have documented significant new voucher records for 21 fish species in the state. We herein report on those records.
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The recovery plan for the federally-endangered Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma rangiana) and Clubshell (Pleurobema clava) listed an objective of establishing viable populations of the species in ten separate river drainages throughout their respective ranges. The recovery plan stated that population augmentations and reintroductions would be neede...
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Lithasia armigera (Armored Rocksnail) historically occurred in the Cumberland, Ohio, and Tennessee river drainages of eastern North America, whereas Lithasia verrucosa (Verrucose Rocksnail) is known from the Ohio, Tennessee, and Black river drainages. Prior to our 24-27 September 2012 surveys; neither species had been recorded from the Mississippi...
Conference Paper
Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma rangiana) and clubshell (Pleurobema clava) are two federally-endangered freshwater mussels that were historically present throughout the upper Ohio River and Lake Erie drainages. The joint recovery plan, approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USWFS) in 1994, listed an objective of establishing viable popula...
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Fresh-dead specimens of the freshwater mussel Bankclimber Plectomerus dombeyanus (Valenciennes, 1827) were discovered in the Il-linois portion of the Ohio River near America, Pulaski County, Illinois, at river mile 970 (37.12104N, 89.11468W) during the summer of 2012. The specimens were deposited in the Illinois Natural History Survey Mollusk Colle...
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The longnose dace Rhinichthys cataractae (Valenciennes) is a small, elongated, slightly dorsoventrally compressed minnow that possesses the widest distribution of any North American cyprinid. In Illinois, it is considered rare and currently is known from streams in the Wisconsin Driftless Area and the shoreline of Lake Michigan and some of its trib...
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The redside dace Clinostomus elongatus is a small, laterally compressed cyprinid commonly found in small streams with moderate to high gradients, clear and cool water, and substrates of clean gravel, sand, or bedrock. Fish surveys in Winnebago County, Illinois, and Rock County, Wisconsin, conducted from 1997-2000 and 2010-2011 discovered the dace a...
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In Illinois, the stripetail darter Etheostoma kennicotti and spottail darter Etheostoma squamiceps are restricted to tributaries of the Ohio River. Because of their narrow ranges, we examined the status, distribution, and habitat preferences of E. kennicotti and E. squamiceps in streams in the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois, during June 2009 to...
Technical Report
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Freshwater mollusks are among the most rapidly declining groups of organisms on Earth. Several species of aquatic gastropods, especially those in the family Pleuroceridae, are rare globally, but not much was known about their distribution and status in Illinois. We inspected museum collection holdings, conducted literature reviews on Illinois mollu...