Dr. Carol Johnston

Professor
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334-844-1781
johnsc5@auburn.edu

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Field of Specialization
Behavioral Ecology & Conservation

  • Professional Affiliations
  • Special Honors & Awards
  • Research
  • Publications

Member:

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

International Society of Behavioral Ecologists

Southeastern Fishes Council

Elected positions:

President-elect, Southeastern Fishes Council

Board of Governors, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

President, Southeastern Division American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1998

President, Mississippi Chapter, American Fisheries Society,  1994-1996

Professional Service:

Editorial Board, Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 2001-present

Editorial Board, Copeia, 2001

Long-range planning committee, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Chair, student awards committee, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2003

National Science Foundation Panelist, Field Stations and Marine Labs, June 2001, May 2002, June 2004

Invited lecturer and meeting summary ‘Linking ecology and individual behavior of freshwater fishes’, Silkeborg, Denmark

Invited to organize symposium ‘Conservation and reproductive biology of minnows’, Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution of Fishes meeting, Athens, GA 2000

Golden Key Honor Society, Auburn University

Rise to the Future Award, USDA Forest Service, Washington; 1993

Stoye award for the best student paper in Ecology and Ethology, 1992 meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Excellent teacher rating, University of Illinois Biology program, 1992

Edwin M. Banks Memorial Award for the outstanding graduate student in Ethology, Department of Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, University of Illinois, 1991.


Behavioral ecology and conservation of fishes, with emphasis on acoustic communication and spawning behavior of North American fishes.

Title Journal Year
Evidence of the Lombard effect in fishes Behavioral Ecology 2014
The relationship between breeding coloration and mating success in male pygmy sculpin (Cottus paulus Williams) Environmental Biology of Fishes 2014
Sound production and associated behaviours in blacktail shiner Cyprinella venusta: a comparison between field and lab Enviornmental Biology 2013
Diversity within the Redeye Bass, Micropterus coosae (Perciformes: Centrarchidae) species group, with descriptions of four new species Zootaxa 2013
Precipitous decline and conservation of Slackwater Darter (Etheostoma boschungi) in tributaries of the Tennessee River, Tennessee and Alabama Biodiversity Conservation 2013
Sound production in Etheostoma oophylax (Percidae) and call characteristics correlated to body size Environmental Biology of Fish 2011
The relationship between ambient noise and dominant frequency of vocalizations in two speciesof darters (Percidae: Etheostoma) Environmenal Biology of Fishes 2011
Can you hear the dinner bell? Response of cyprinid fishes to environmentalacoustic cues Animal Behaviour 2011
Hearing sensitivity in two black bass species using the auditory brainstem response approach Environmental Biology of Fish 2011
SOUND PRODUCTION AND SPAWNING BEHAVIOR IN CYPRINELLA LEPIDA,THE EDWARDS PLATEAU SHINER The Southwestern Naturalist 2010
Ontogenetic habitat shifts and habitat use in an endangered minnow, Notropis mekistocholas Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2010
Sound production in the pygmy sculpin Cottus paulus (Cottidae) during courtship and agonistic behaviours Journal of Fish Biology 2010
Fish assemblage shifts and species declines in Alabama, USA streams Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2009
Evolution of acoustic signals in Cyprinella: degree of similarity in sister species Journal of Fish Biology 2009
Signaling without the risk of illegitimate receivers:do predators respond to the acoustic signals of Cyprinella (Cyprinidae)? Environmental Biology of Fishes 2009
Geographical divergence of acoustic signals in Cyprinella galactura, the whitetail shiner (Cyprinidae) Animal Behavior 2008
Production of acoustic signals during aggression in Coosa bass, Micropterus coosae Environmental Biology of Fishes 2008
Sound production and associated behaviors in Cyprinella galactura Environmental Biology of Fishes 2008
Life-history Plasticity Among Stream Sites in the Chattahoochee River Drainage, Alabama Southern Naturalist 2008
The Alabama Bass, Micropterus henshalli (Teleostei: Centrarchidae), from the Mobile River basin Zootaxa 2008
Learned or innate production of acoustic signals in fishes: a test using a cyprinid Environmental Biology of Fish 2007
Habitat Use of the Shoal Bass, Micropterus cataractae, in an Alabama Stream Journal of Freshwater Ecology 2007
Susceptibility of Ten Fish Species to Electroshock-Induced Mortality Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2004
Fish assemblage recovery and persistence Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2004
Changes in the Fish Assemblage of Bear Creek (Tennessee River Drainage) Alabama and Mississippi: 1968-2000 Southeastern Naturalist 2004
Sound production in Codoma ornata (Girard) (Cyprinidae) Environmental Biology of Fishes 2003
Sound production in sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus and S. platorynchus (Acipenseridae) Environmental Biology of Fishes 2003
Seasonal, diel and spawning habitat of the rare muscadine darter (Percina sp.) in the Conasauga river, Georgia. Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings 2002
Nest site selection and aspects of the reproductive biology of the pygmy sculpin (Cottus paulus) in Coldwater Spring, Calhoun County, Alabama Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2001
Allopaternal Care in the Pygmy Sculpin (Cottus pygmaeus) Copeia 2000
Sound Production during the Spawning Season in Cavity-Nesting Darters of the Subgenus Catonotus (Percidae: Etheostoma) Copeia 2000
Sound Production in Pimephales notatus (Rafinesque) (Cyprinidae) Copeia 2000
Movement patterns of imperiled blue shiners ( Pisces: Cyprinidae ) among habitat patches Ecology of Freshwater Fish 2000
Movement Patterns of Stream-Dwelling Sunfishes: Effects of Pool Size Journal of Freshwater Ecology 2000
Movement Patterns of Stream Fishes in a Ouachita Highlands Stream: An Examination of the Restricted Movement Paradigm Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1999
The relationship of spawning mode to conservation of North American minnows (Cyprinidae) Environmental Biology of Fishes 1999
Laboratory observations of spawning behavior in two species of snubnose darters, Etheostoma colorosum, and, E. tallapoosae Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings 1999
Retention of passive integrated transponder ( PIT ) tags for individual identification of warmwater stream fishes Southeastern Fish Council Proceedings 1999
Life-History Traits of the Bluenose Shiner, Pteronotropis welaka (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) Copeia 1999
Observational notes on the spawning behavior of the blue shiner ( Cyprinelle caerulea ) and the holiday darter ( Etheostoma brevirostrum ), two rare fishes of the Conasauaga River, Georgis and Tennessee Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings 1997
MICROHABITAT PARAMETERS AND LIFE-HISTORY CHARACTERISTICS OF FALLICAMBARUS GORDONI FITZPATRICK, A CRAYFISH ASSOCIATED WITH PITCHER-PLANT BOGS IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI Journal of Crustacean Biology 1997
Parallel swims as a means of intra- and interspecific assessment in stream fishes Environmental Biology of Fishes 1996
Life history of the Yazoo darter ( Percidae: Etheostoma raneyi ), a species endemic to North-central Mississippi Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany 1996
Spawning behavior of the paleback darter, Etheostoma pallididorsum, ( Percidae ) The Southwestern Naturalist 1995
Introduced species of fishes in the southern appalachians: consequences for conservation Journal of the Tennessee Acadmy of Science 1995
Nest association in fishes: evidence for mutualism Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 1994
The benefit to some minnows of spawning in the nests of other species Enviornmental Biology of Fishes 1994
Spawning behavior of the goldstripe darter ( Etheostoma parvipinne Gilbert and Swain ) Copeia 1994
REPRODUCTIVRE BEHAVIOR OF THE RAINBOW SHINER (NOTROPIS CHROSOMUS) AND THE ROUGH SHINER (NOTROPIS BAILEYI), NEST ASSOCIATES OF THE BLUEHEAD CHUB (NOCOMIS LEPTOCEPHALUS) (PISCES: CYPRINIDAE) IN THE AlABAMA RIVER DRAINAGE Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 1994
The evolution of complex reproductive stategies in north american minnows ( Cyrinidae ) (Book chapt.) Systematics, historical ecology, and North American freshwater fishes 1992
Discovery of the threespine stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus ) ( Pisces: Gasterosteidae ) in the Lake Michigan drainage, Illinois Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 1991
Spawning activities of Notropis chlorocephalus, Notropis chiliticus and Hybopsis hypsinotus, nest associates of Nocomis leptocephalus in the southeastern United States, with comments on nest association ( Cypriniformes: Cyrinidae Brimleyana 1991
Spawning in the creek chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongus, with a review of spawning behavior in suckers (Catostomidae) Enviornmental Biology of Fishes 1990
Redescription of Semotilus thoreauianus Jordan, 1877, a Cyprinid fish of the southeastern United States Copeia 1990
THE BREEDING BEHAVIOR OF OPSOPOEODUS EMILLAE (CYPRINIDAE) AND ITS PHYLOGENETIC IMPLICATIONS. Copeia 1990
The spawning behavior of the Saffron darter ( Etheostoma flavum ) Transactions of the Kentucky Academy of Science 1989
Spawning in the eastern sand darter, Ammocrypta pellucida ( Pisces: Percidae ), with comments on the phylogeny of Ammocrypta and related taxa Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science 1989
SPAWNING IN THE BANDFlN SHINER, NOTROPIS ZONISTIUS (PISCES: CYPRINIDAE) Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science/jpeg 1988

58 Records Total


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