The Kennedy LIFE lab at University of Idaho maintains active and productive research across a wide array of ecological topics, many of which have been published in top tier journals.
While the focus of our research is fish population ecology, lab members have published on topics spanning a wide range of abiotic and biotic affects on aquatic systems in Idaho and around the world. Much of our research is interdisciplinary, with collaborations from law, to geology and music. The lab has also pioneered new methods in otolith and hard part microchemistry, publishing numerous studies using isotopic and elemental tracers to determine location and movement in fish.
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Chittaro, P. M., Hegg, J. C., Kennedy, B. P., Weitkamp, L. A., Johnson, L. L., Bucher, C., Zabel, R. W. (2019). Juvenile river residence and performance of Snake River fall Chinook salmon, Ecology of Freshwater Fish. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12462
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2018). Increasing water temperatures exacerbate the potential for density dependence in juvenile steelhead. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 75(6): 897-907. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0497
Hand, B. K., Flint, C. G., Frissell, C. A., Muhlfeld, C. C., Devlin, S. P., Kennedy, B. P., Crabtree, R. L., McKee, W. A., Luikart G., Stanford, J. A. (2018). A social–ecological perspective for riverscape management in the Columbia River Basin. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(S1), S23–S33. https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1752
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2018). Shifts in Great Blue Heron Habitat use Following Nest Site Usurpation: Implications for Salmonids. The American Midland Naturalist, 179(1), 105–125. https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-179.1.105
Hegg, J. C., Middleton, J., Robertson, B. L., & Kennedy, B. P. (2018). The sound of migration: exploring data sonification as a means of interpreting multivariate salmon movement datasets. Heliyon, 4(2), e00532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2018.e00532
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2017). Size and growth relationships in juvenile steelhead: The advantage of large relative size diminishes with increasing water temperatures. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100(11), 1373–1382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-017-0649-3
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2017). Indexing Salmonid Abundance in Small Streams Using Reduced Effort Electrofishing. Northwest Science, 91(4), 344–355. https://doi.org/10.3955/046.091.0404
Taylor, T. N., Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2016). Food Habits of Sculpin Spp. in Small Idaho Streams: No Evidence of Predation on Newly Emerged Steelhead Alevins. Northwest Science, 90(4), 484–490. https://doi.org/10.3955/046.090.0408
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2016). Juvenile steelhead movements in relation to stream habitat, population density, and body size: consequences for individual growth rates. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 73(10), 1520–1529. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0007
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2015). Density dependence and its impact on individual growth rates in an age-structured stream salmonid population. Ecosphere, 6(12), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00390.1
McIlraith, B. J., Caudill, C. C., Kennedy, B. P., Peery, C. A., & Keefer, M. L. (2015). Seasonal Migration Behaviors and Distribution of Adult Pacific Lampreys in Unimpounded Reaches of the Snake River Basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 35(1), 123–134. https://doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2014.986344
Hartson, R. B., & Kennedy, B. P. (2015). Competitive release modifies the impacts of hydrologic alteration for a partially migratory stream predator. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 24(2), 276–292. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12145
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2015). Local habitat conditions explain the variation in the strength of self-thinning in a stream salmonid. Ecology and Evolution, 5(16), 3231–3242. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1591
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2015). Variation in Juvenile Steelhead Density in Relation to Instream Habitat and Watershed Characteristics. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 144(3), 577–590. https://doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2015.1022220
Hegg, J. C., Giarrizzo, T., & Kennedy, B. P. (2015). Diverse Early Life-History Strategies in Migratory Amazonian Catfish: Implications for Conservation and Management. Plos One, 10(7). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129697
Bourret, S. L., Kennedy, B. P., Caudill, C. C., & Chittaro, P. M. (2014). Using otolith chemical and structural analysis to investigate reservoir habitat use by juvenile Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Journal of Fish Biology, 85(5), 1507–1525. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12505
Hamann, E. J., Kennedy, B. P., Whited, D. C., & Stanford, J. A. (2014). Spatial Variability in Spawning Habitat Selection by Chinook Salmon (Onchorhynchus Tshawytscha) in a Wilderness River. River Research and Applications, 30(9), 1099–1109. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.2704
Chittaro, P. M., Zabel, R. W., Haught, K., Sanderson, B. L., & Kennedy, B. P. (2014). Spatial and temporal patterns of growth and consumption by juvenile spring/summer Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 97(12), 1397–1409. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-014-0230-2
Myrvold, K. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2015). Interactions between body mass and water temperature cause energetic bottlenecks in juvenile steelhead. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 24(3), 373–383. https://doi.org/10.1111/eff.12151
Hegg, J. C., Kennedy, B. P., Chittaro, P. M., & Zabel, R. W. (2013). Spatial structuring of an evolving life-history strategy under altered environmental conditions. Oecologia, 172(4), 1017–1029. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-012-2564-9
Hegg, J. C., Kennedy, B. P., & Fremier, A. K. (2013). Predicting strontium isotope variation and fish location with bedrock geology: Understanding the effects of geologic heterogeneity. Chemical Geology, 360–361, 89–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.10.010
Laitala, K. L., Prather, T. S., Thill, D., Kennedy, B., & Caudill, C. (2012). Efficacy of Benthic Barriers as a Control Measure for Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum). Invasive Plant Science and Management, 5(2), 170–177. https://doi.org/10.1614/IPSM-D-09-00006.1
Hamann, E. J., & Kennedy, B. P. (2012). Juvenile dispersal affects straying behaviors of adults in a migratory population. Ecology, 93(4), 733–740.
Cosens, B., Fiedler, F., Boll, J., Higgins, L., Johnson, B. K., Strand, E., … Laflin, M. (2011). Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources. Issues in Interdisciplinary Studies, 29, 118–143. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10323/4466
Lorion, C. M., Kennedy, B. P., & Braatne, J. H. (2011). Altitudinal gradients in stream fish diversity and the prevalence of diadromy in the Sixaola River basin, Costa Rica. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 91(4), 487–499. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-011-9810-6
Cromwell, K. J., & Kennedy, B. P. (2011). Diel distribution, behaviour and consumption of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in a Wilderness stream. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 20(3), 421–430. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0633.2011.00512.x
Kiser, T., Hansen, J., & Kennedy, B. (2010). Impacts and Pathways of Mine Contaminants to Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in an Idaho Watershed. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 59(2), 301–311. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00244-009-9457-x
Lorion, C. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2009). Relationships between deforestation, riparian forest buffers and benthic macroinvertebrates in neotropical headwater streams. Freshwater Biology, 54(1), 165–180. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2008.02092.x
Lorion, C. M., & Kennedy, B. P. (2009). Riparian forest buffers mitigate the effects of deforestation on fish assemblages in tropical headwater streams. Ecological Applications, 19(2), 468–479. https://doi.org/10.1890/08-0050.1
Holecek, D. E., Cromwell, K. J., & Kennedy, B. P. (2009). Juvenile Chinook Salmon Summer Microhabitat Availability, Use, and Selection in a Central Idaho Wilderness Stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 138(3), 633–644. https://doi.org/10.1577/T08-062.1
Rosenberger, E. E., Hampton, S. E., Fradkin, S. C., & Kennedy, B. P. (2008). Effects of shoreline development on the nearshore environment in large deep oligotrophic lakes. Freshwater Biology, 53(8), 1673–1691. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2427.2008.01990.x
Kennedy, B. P., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2008). Habitat-mediated foraging limitations drive survival bottlenecks for juvenile salmon. Ecology, 89(9), 2529–2541.
Kennedy, B. P., Chamberlain, C. P., Blum, J. D., Nislow, K. H., & Folt, C. L. (2005). Comparing naturally occurring stable isotopes of nitrogen, carbon, and strontium as markers for the rearing locations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62(1), 48–57.
Fuller, R. L., Kennedy, B. P., & Nielsen, C. (2004). Macroinvertebrate Responses to Algal and Bacterial Manipulations in Streams. Hydrobiologia, 523(1–3), 113–126. DOI: 10.1023/B:HYDR.0000033099.48058.e8
Kennedy, B. P., Klaue, B., Blum, J. D., & Folt, C. L. (2004). Integrative measures of consumption rates in salmon: expansion and application of a trace element approach. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41(5), 1009–1020.
Nislow, K. H., Magilligan, F. J., Folt, C. L., & Kennedy, B. P. (2002). Within-basin variation in the short-term effects of a major flood on stream fishes and invertebrates. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 17(2), 305–318. https://doi.org/10.1080/02705060.2002.9663899
Kennedy, B. P., Klaue, A., Blum, J. D., Folt, C. L., & Nislow, K. H. (2002). Reconstructing the lives of fish using Sr isotopes in otoliths. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59(6), 925–929.
Kennedy, B. P., Blum, J. D., Folt, C. L., & Nislow, K. H. (2000). Using natural strontium isotopic signatures as fish markers: methodology and application. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 57(11), 2280–2292.
Harrington, R. R., Kennedy, B. P., Chamberlain, C. P., Blum, J. D., & Folt, C. L. (1998). 15N enrichment in agricultural catchments: field patterns and applications to tracking Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Chemical Geology, 147(3–4), 281–294.
Kennedy, B. P., Folt, C. L., Blum, J. D., & Chamberlain, C. P. (1997). Natural isotope markers in salmon. Nature, 387(6635), 766–767.