Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Biological Sciences
Timothy W. Spier, Associate Professor
Ichthyology, freshwater fish ecology and management, GIS
Ph.D. - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, 2002
- BIOL 350 General Ecology
- BIOL 452 Biological Applications of GIS
- BIOL 501 Biometrics
- BOT/ZOOL 554 Limnology
- ZOOL 414 Ichthyology
- ZOOL 561 Fish Management
I am interested in the fish communities found in small streams, large rivers, and human-made impoundments. I am especially interested in native fishes of Illinois, specifically sturgeon in the Mississippi River. I am also interested in the management of sportfish in human-made impoundments such as reservoirs and farm ponds.
- Koch, B., R.C. Brooks, A. Oliver, D. Herzog, J.E. Garvey, R. Hrabik, R. Colombo, Q. Phelps, and Timothy Spier. 2012. Habitat selection and movement of naturally occurring Pallid Sturgeon in the Mississippi River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 141:112-120.
- Feger, B., and Timothy Spier. 2010. Evaluation of artificial PVC pipe structures as fish habitat in Spring Lake, Western Illinois, USA. Lakes and Rivers: Research and Management 15:335-340.
- Colombo, R. E., J. E. Garvey, N. D. Jackson, R. Brooks, D. P. Herzog, R. A. Hrabik, and Timothy W. Spier. 2007. Harvest of Mississippi River sturgeon drives abundance and reproductive success: a harbinger of collapse? Journal of Applied Ichthyology 23 (2007), 444–451.