Office: 2027 - Life Science
Robert Colombo's Vita
Course Information Days & Time Location
BIO 4950-001 Ichthyology M W 2:00pm -2:50pm 2040
BIO 4950-001 LAB R 1:00pm -4:00pm 1071
My research focuses on how fish populations respond to anthropogenic impacts. Specifically, I am interested in the responses of native fishes to harvest, invasive species and habitat alterations. Most of my research focuses on commercially or ecologically important species in lotic (flowing) water system.
Hintz, W.D., D.C. Glover, K.J. Kilgore, D.P. Herzog, T.W. Spier, R.E. Colombo, R.A. Hrabik, and J.E. Garvey. Submitted November 2014 - Accepted pending revision. Fish conservation and ecology using a regression tree approach: habitat restoration priorities for Scaphirhyncus strugeon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
*Moody, C.J., G. Sass, E.K. Bollinger, L. Frankland, and R.E. Colombo. Submitted February 2015- In Review. Demographics and sampling efficiency of flathead catfish, Pylodictis olivaris, in the Wabash River, Illinois/Indiana, USA. Submitted to Fisheries Management and Ecology.
*Hastings, R. S. Meiners, T. Thomas, and R. Colombo. In Review. When to Sample: Seasonal Shifts in Dam Effects on Fish Assemblages. Submitted to Fisheries Management and Ecology
*Wildenberg, A., J.R. Larson, C.L. Pederson, C.J. Moody, and R.E. Colombo. In Review. Effect of treated wastewater effluent on mussel community composition in a Midwestern River. Submitted to Freshwater Science
Bollinger, E.K. and R.E. Colombo. In Review. Long-term Comparison of Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Two Illinois Creeks. Submitted to American Midland Naturalist
*Martinez, E., A.P. Porreca, R.E. Colombo, and M.A. Menze. In Press. Tradeoffs of Warm Adaptation in Aquatic Ectotherms: Live Fast Die Young. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.
*Nepal KC, V., L.D. Frankland, and R.E. Colombo. 2015. Demographics of the Shovelnose Sturgeon in the Lower Wabash River. Submitted to the North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
*Stuck, J., A. Porreca, D. Wahl and R. Colombo. 2015. Contrasting population demographics of invasive Silver Carp Hypopthalmicthys molitrix between an impounded and free flowing river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 35:114-122.
*Porreca, A.P., C.L. Pederson, J.R. Laursen, and R.E. Colombo. 2013. A Comparison of Electrofishing Methods and Fyke Netting to Produce Reliable Abundance and Size Metrics. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 28: 585-590.
*Koch, B, R.C. Brooks, A. Oliver, D. Herzog, J.E. Garvey, R. Hrabik, R. Colombo, Q. Phelps, and T. Spier. 2011. Habitat Selection and Movement of Naturally Occurring Pallid Sturgeon in the Mississippi River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:112-120.
*Shuangying, Y., R.S. Holbrook, D.W. Sparling, and R.E. Colombo. 2011. Metal Accumulation and evaluation of effects in a freshwater turtle. Ecotoxicology 20: 1801-1812.
*Colombo, R.E., Q.E. Phelps, C.M Miller, J.E. Garvey, R.C. Heidinger, and N.S. Richardson. 2010. Comparison of channel catfish age estimates and resulting population demographics using two common structures. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30: 305-308.
Schrey, A., R. Colombo, J. Garvey, and E. Heist. 2009. Stock Structure of the Shovelnose Sturgeon from the Mississippi River Drainage. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 625-631.
Phelps, Q.P., D.P. Herzog, R.C. Brooks, V.A. Barko, D.E. Ostendorf, J.W. Ridings, S.J. Tripp, R.E. Colombo, J.G. Garvey, and R.A. Hrabick. 2009. Seasonal Comparison of Catch Rates and Size Structure Using Three Gear Types to Sample Sturgeon in the Middle Mississippi River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29: 1487-1495.
Tripp, S.J., R.E. Colombo, and J.E. Garvey. 2009. Changing demographics of sturgeon in the Middle Mississippi River: Potential harvest responses. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
Tripp, S.J., R.E. Colombo, and J.E. Garvey, B.M. Burr, D.P. Herzog, and R.A. Hrabik.2009. Assessing the life history strategy of the shovelnose sturgeon in the Middle Mississippi River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
Colombo, R.E., Q.E. Phelps, J.E.Garvey, R.C. Heidinger, and T. Stefanavage. 2008. Gear-Specific Population Demographics of Channel Catfish in a Large Un-impounded Midwestern River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28: 241-246.
DeGrandchamp, K.L., J.E. Garvey, and R.E. Colombo. 2008. Using habitat selection to predict establishment of invasive Asian carps in a large river. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137: 45-56.
Colombo, R.E., J.E. Garvey, N.D. Jackson, R. Brooks, D.P. Herzog, R.A. Hrabik, and T.W. Spier. 2007. Harvest of Mississippi River sturgeon drives abundance and reproductive success: a harbinger of collapse? Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23: 444-451.
Colombo, R.E., J.E. Garvey, and P.S.Wills.2007. A Guide to the embryologic development of the shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchusplatorhynchus) reared at constant temperature. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23: 402-419.
Colombo, R.E., J.E. Garvey, and P.S.Wills.2007. Gonadal development and sexual demographics of the shovelnose sturgeon, Scaphirhyncusplatorhynchus, in the Middle Mississippi River. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23: 420-427.
Jackson, N.D., J.E. Garvey, and R.E. Colombo. 2007. Comparing aging precision of calcified structures in shovelnose sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 23: 525-528.
Colombo, R.E., P.S. Wills and J.E. Garvey. 2004. Use of ultrasound imaging to determine the sex of shovelnose sturgeon from the Middle Mississippi River. North American Journal of Fish Management 24: 322-326.
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