Dr. Russell A. Wright

Extension Specialist
Associate Professor
Swingle 313
334-844-9311
wrighr2@auburn.edu

Field of Specialization
Fisheries Biology & Ecology

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

American Fisheries Society
Auburn Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals
Alabama Fisheries Association
Ecological Society of America

  • Best Student Poster- Kim et al. 2002. Detritus quality and fish density influence gizzard shad growth and survival. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting – Baltimore, MD.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina – Asheville 1983.

My research focuses on the basic understanding and application of ecological principles and mechanisms that shape aquatic communities and ecosystems. I work primarily with fishes and fisheries in small impoundments, larger reservoirs, and estuaries. I currently have projects in the Mobile Tensaw Delta, State Fishing Lakes, and privately owned ponds throughout the state.

Title Journal Year
Toxic Algae T hreaten Livestock Health Alabama Cattleman 2013
Growth of largemouth bass in a dynamic estuarine environment: an evaluation of the relative effects of salinity, diet, and temperature Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 2013
Growth and Survival of Largemouth Bass following Supplemental Feeding of Bluegills in Small Impoundments North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2013
Using Seasonal Variation in Otolith Microchemical Composition to Indicate Largemouth Bass and Southern Flounder Residency Patterns across an Estuarine Salinity Gradient Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2013
The relationship between shoreline development and resident fish communities in a southeastern US reservoir Lake and Reservoir Management 2013
Alabama Aquatic Nuisance Species Series: Amazonian Apple Snail Alabama Cooperative Extension 2013
Response to “Comment on ‘Otolith Microchemistry Reveals Substantial Use of Freshwater by Southern Flounder in the Northern Gulf of Mexico’” by Pedro Morais Estuaries and Coasts 2012
Privately Owned Small Impoundments in Central Alabama: A Survey and Evaluation of Management Techniques for Largemouth Bass and Bluegill North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2012
Effects of temperature, salinity and body size on routine metabolism of coastal largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides Journal of Fish Biology 2012
Aquatic Nuisance Species Alabama Cooperative Extension Timely Information 2012
Stocking strategies for recreational small impoundments Book Chapter 2012
Otolith Microchemistry Reveals Substantial Use of Freshwater by Southern Flounder in the Northern Gulfof Mexico Estuaries and Coasts 2011
Coastal Estuaries as Habitat for a Freshwater Fish Species: Exploring Population-Level Effects of Salinity on Largemouth Bass Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2010
Sample Preparation Techniques for Determination of Fish Energy Density via Bomb Calorimetry: An Evaluation Using Largemouth Bass Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2010
Investigating Interactions between Channel Catfish and Other Sport Fishes in Small Impoundments North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2010
Mercury Concentration in Two Estuarine Fish Populations across a Seasonal Salinity Gradient Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2010
Coastal Estuaries as Habitat for a Freshwater Fish Species: Exploring Population-Level Effects of Salinity on Largemouth Bass Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2010
Searching for Threshold Shifts in Spawner-Recruit Data Canadian Journal of Aquatic Science 2009
Early life history and recruitment (Book Chapter) Centrarchid Fishes 2009
Coastal largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) movement in response to changing salinity Canadian Journal of Aquatic Science 2009
Latitudinal Influence on First-Year Growth and Survival of Largemouth Bass North American Journal of Fisheries Management 2008
Effect of Detritus Quality on Growth and Survival of Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma Cepedianum): Potential Importance to Benthic-Pelagic Coupling Canadian Journal of Aquatic Science 2007
First-year growth and recruitment of coastal largemouth bass ( Micropterus salmoides ): spatial patterns unresolved by critical periods along a salinity gradient Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 2006
Daphnia lumholtzi in the Mobile River Drainage, USA: Invasion of a Habitat That Experiences Salinity Journal of Freshwater Ecology 2006
Movement Patterns of Coastal Largemouth Bass in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, Alabama: A Multi-approach Study Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2005
Using Grass Carp to Control Weeds in Alabama Ponds ANR 2004 revised
The Effects of Age-0 Body Size on the Predictive Ability of a Largemouth Bass Bioenergetics Model Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2004
Evaluating the Potential for Predatory Control of Gizzard Shad by Largemouth Bass in Small Impoundments: A Bioenergetics Approach Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2003
Energetic Adaptations along a Broad Latitudinal Gradient: Implications for Widely Distributed Assemblages BioScience 2003
2002 Alabama freshwater anglers survey Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2003
Individual growth and foraging responses of age-0 largemouth bass to mixed prey assemblages during winter Environmental Biology of Fishes 2003
EFFECTS OF COPPER SULFATE TREATMEhTS ON OFF-FLAVOR AND LEVELS OF DISSOLVED COPPER IN CHANNEL CATFISH PONDS Wildlife Trends 2002
Exploring Ecological Mechanisms Underlying Largemouth Bass Recruitment along Environmental Gradients American Fisheries Society 2002
Bythotrephes cederstroemi in Ohio Reservoirs: Evidence from Fish Diets Ohio Journal of Science 2002
Liming Fishponds ANR 2001 revised
Evaluating How Local- and Regional-Scale Processes Interact to Regulate Growth of Age-0 Largemouth Bass Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2000
Overwinter Growth and Survival of Largemouth Bass: Interactions among Size, Food, Origin, and Winter Severity Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 2000
RelativeWeight: An Easy-to-Measure Index of Fish Condition ANR 2000
Fish Population and Angler Responses to a 406-mm Minimum Length Limit for Largemouth Bass on Lake Eufaula, Alabama-Georgia Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeast Association of Fish abnd Wildlife Agencies 2000
Predicting How Winter Affects Energetics of Age-0 Largemouth Bass: How Do Current Models Fare? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1999
Stock Characteristics and habitat use of catfishes in regulated sections of 4 Alabama rivers Southeastern Association of the Fish and Wildlife Agencies 1999
From Star Charts to Stoneflies: Detecting Relationships in Continuous Bivariate Data Ecology 1998
Overwinter growth and survival of age-0 largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides): revisiting the role of body size Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1998
Selective Predation by Blue Crabs on the Gastropod, Bittium varium: Confirmation From Opercula Found in the Sediments Estuaries 1996
Predator-prey dynamics in an ecosystem context Journal of Fish Biology 1994
Recurrent response patterns of a zooplankton community to whole-lake fish manipulation Freshwater Biology 1994
Direct and Indirect Effects of Southern Flounder Predation on a Spot Population: Experimental and Model Analyses Proceedings of Gutshop 1994
Growth and diet composition of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) from four experimental lakes Internationale Vereinigung Fur Theoretische Und Angewandte Limnologie 1994
The effects of predation on the survival and size - distribution of Estuarine fishes: an experimental approach Environmental Biology of Fishes 1993
Roles of Fish Predation: Piscivory and Planktivory The Trophic Cascade in Lakes 1993
Fish behavior and community responses to manipulation The Trophic Cascade in Lakes 1993
Impacts of Variation in Planktivorous Fish on Abundance of Daphnids: A Simulation Model of the Lake Mendota Food Web Food Web Management, A Case Study of Lake Mendota 1992
NON-ADDITIVE IMPACT OF BLUE CRABS AND SPOT ON THEIR PREY ASSEMBLAGES Ecology 1989

53 Records Total


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