NANFA-L-- Sturgeons, madtom sex, gator gars ... and more!

Christopher Scharpf (
Fri, 28 Jul 2006 22:17:41 -0400

Final details of the NANFA Convention, Sept. 14-18, in Cape Girardeau, are
coming together. See ...

... for colorful PowerPoint or PDF files showing collecting locations and
photos of some of the fishes likely to be collected.

Here's the itinerary:


Thursday, September 14

Arrive/Registration Sign in-in-Hospitality Suite.

Sign up for field trips

Hospitality Suite will be open from 4-10 pm.

Speaker: A.J. Hendershott: Shaping the State, 8-9 pm.

Friday, September 15

Registration/Field Trip Mississippi River and trawling demonstration.
Depart 9:00 am for the day.

Hospitality Suite will be open from 7-8 am and 4-10 pm.

Saturday, September 16

Presentations and Banquet-in-the Victorian Inn Presentations from 8:30
am-3:50 pm (see below for speakers & topics)

Banquet 6-9 pm, Victorian Inn & Conference Center
Speaker: Bob Muller
Auctioneer: Phil Nixon.

Sunday, September 17
Field Trip and float Black River (Ozarks)

Monday, September 18
Field Trip and float Mingo River (Swamplands)

And here are the speakers:

Thursday Night:
A.J. Hendershott 8:00-9:00 pm
Shaping a State: Elements and Engineering.

Corp of Engineers presentations aboard the MVS Pathfinder (TBA).

Saturday: Paper and Poster Sessions. Order and times TBD.

Robert Hrabik (Missouri Department of Conservation): Welcome, opening
remarks, and a primer on the fishes of southeastern Missouri.

Jeremy Tiemann (Illinois Natural History Survey):
Damn those dams - their effects on stream ecosystems.

Dr. Ray Bauer (Dept. of Biology, University of Louisiana-in-Lafayette): From
the river to the coast and back again: Reproduction migrations of the river
shrimp Macrobrachim ohione.

Nick Lang (Ph.D. Student, St. Louis University, MO)
Hybridization in darters.

Aaron Schrey and Ed Heist (Ph.D. Candidate, SIU-Carbondale, IL)
Genetic Discrimination of the Pallid and Shovelnose Sturgeon.

Todd Crail (University of Toledo, OH) A Simple Headwater Sampling Design for
Amateurs (That the professionals will want to use too).

Chris Scharpf (NANFA, Baltimore, MD)
Rated NC-17: Madtom Sex in the Aquarium.

David Neely (St. Louis University, MO)
Los Pecados Montanas: High-elevation biodiversity in the Sierra Madre
Occidental of Mexico.

Phil Cochran, William martin, and Bridgett Emmett (St. Mary9s University,
Winona, MN).
Time Traveling with the Lake Sturgeon in the Upper Midwest.

Brad Pobst (Missouri Department of Conservation)
Population dynamics of Grotto Sculpin (Cottus carolinae) in Perry County,

Chris Kennedy (Missouri Department of Conservation)
The Alligator Gar in Missouri, facts and fiction.

Wayne Heaton (Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center)
Keeping aquaria natural using native fish in Texas.

Ginny Adams (Universtiy of Central Arkansas)
Spring Cavefish (full title to be announced)

Doug Novinger (Missouri Department of Conservation)
Neosho Madtoms and Niangua Darters in Missouri.

Todd Crail (Ohio)
POSTER: The Travellin9 Fish Show

Jeremy Tiemann (Illinois Natural History Survey)
POSTER: Reproductive behavior of Pimephales.

Banquet Speaker: Bob Muller (Royal Oak Nature Society, MI) Breeding darters
(full title TBA)

No Sunday presentations.

Monday: (Field trip to Mingo NWR) Mingo NWR staff (Mingo NWR, Puxico, MO)
History of Mingo NWR: Ecosystem restoration.
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