Matthew R. Acre

Matthew R. Acre
United States Geological Survey | USGS · Columbia Environmental Research Center

Ph.D. Fisheries Ecology

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Road-stream crossings represent a significant source of habitat fragmentation for global aquatic ecosystems, yet integrative conservation planning frameworks are lacking for most regions. We describe a connectivity conservation planning framework that draws on recent advances in the fields of surveying, modelling, and optimizing removal of crossing...
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• Freshwater organisms inhabiting arid ecosystems are imperilled by human alterations to water‐limited landscapes. This is especially true among desert‐dwelling cyprinodontid fishes, 90% of which are imperilled by habitat destruction within limited or shrinking ranges. Constructing habitats that mimic natural habitat form and function may provide a...
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Aim To review the conservation status of Headwater catfish Ictalurus lupus (Girard,1859) in the United States, including quantifying environmental correlates with range contraction and hybridization and introgression with Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1818) to inform conservation prioritization. Location Texas and New Mexico, US...
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Species conservation requires a clear understanding of habitat availability and subsequent use of those habitats. In cases where species declines have occurred and gone undetected by conservation managers , habitat alteration, fragmentation, and loss are often the largest contributors. River fragmentation often results in altered flow regimes, subs...
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Regulation of river flow regimes by dams and diversions impacts aquatic biota and ecosystems globally. However, our understanding of the ecological consequences of flow alteration and ecological benefits of flow restoration lags behind our ability to manipulate flows, and there is a need for broader development of flow‐ecology relationships. Approa...
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Native fishes in the American Southwest are in need of conservation because of anthropogenic riverscape alterations involving habitat destruction, introduction of non-native species, and dewatering. Status assessments are useful conservation planning tools, but there is a need for transparent, repeatable, and empirically-driven assessment framework...
Technical Report
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This report evaluates the population viability of Dunes Sagebrush Lizard in New Mexico, USA. Funding for this project was provided by the Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management (CEHMM), the Candidate Conservation Agreement (CCA), and Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA).
Poster
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The Comanche Springs Pupfish is only found in the vicinity of Balmorhea State Park. This desert pupfish is monitored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, and my study looked into diel fluctuations they might be exerting to gather more information to better conserve this Endangered species.
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Assessing the effects of flow regime variation on Blue Sucker spawning movements, habitat use, and recruitment in the lower Colorado River, TX Blue Sucker Cycleptus elongatus is widely distributed throughout the United States. Even though it was once a commercially-harvested species, Blue Sucker is currently listed in 19 of 23 states as a species...
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Evaluating the precision of age estimates generated by different readers and different calcified structures is an important part of generating reliable estimations of growth, recruitment, and mortality for fish populations. Understanding the potential loss of precision associated with using structures harvested without sacrificing individuals, such...
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Accessing and effectively sampling the off-channel habitats that are considered crucial for early life stages of freshwater fishes constitute a difficult challenge when common ichthyoplankton survey methods, such as push nets, are used. We describe a new method of deploying push nets from jet-propelled kayaks to enable the sampling of previously in...
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Anthropogenic modification to riverine systems has reduced access to important off-channel nursery habitats. Some species utilize these floodplain habitats during early life history. The river-reservoir interface (RRI), a transitional zone between lentic and lotic habitats, may provide surrogate nursery habitats for these species. We sampled ichthy...
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The marbled whiptail (Aspidoscelis marmorata) is a common lizard within the Chihuahuan Desert of the United States—Mexico borderlands. We report a patternless female from the Mescalero—Monahans Shinnery Sands Ecosystem in southeastern New Mexico. One previous record of this pattern has been noted in the literature and this unique morphology has not...

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