Select Pubs

  • Strecker, A.L., Olden, J.D., Whittier, J.B., and C.P. Paukert. 2011. Defining conservation priorities for freshwater fishes according to taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity. Ecological Applications 21: 3002-3013.
  • Konrad, C.P., Olden, J.D., Gido, K.B., Hemphill, N.P., Kennard, M.J., Lytle, D.A., Melis, T.S., Robinson, C.T., Schmidt, J.C., Bray, E.N., Freeman, M.C., McMullen, L.E., Mims, M.C., Pyron, M, and J.G. Williams. 2011. Large-scale flow experiments for managing rivers. BioScience 61: 948-959.
  • Olden, J.D., Vander Zanden, M.J., and P.T.J. Johnson. 2011. Assessing ecosystem vulnerability to invasive rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus). Ecological Applications 21: 2587-2599.
  • Schlaepfer, M.A., Sax, D.F. and J. D. Olden. 2011. The potential conservation value of non-native species. Conservation Biology 25:428-437.
  • Larson, E. R., Olden, J.D., and N. Usio. 2010. Decoupled conservatism of Grinnellian and Eltonian niches in an invasive arthropod. Ecosphere 1(6):art16. doi:10.1890/ES10-00053.1

Current undergraduate and prospective graduate students may contact this person about availability as a faculty advisor.

My research focuses on the ecology and biogeography of freshwater ecosystems, in particular the conservation of native fish biodiversity in light of environmental change (predominantly dam fragmentation and river regulation) and invasions by non-indigenous species. This research is multi-faceted and draws upon a diverse array of disciplines including conservation biology, invasion biology, quantitative ecology, landscape ecology, biogeography, community ecology, hydrology and fisheries. Ongoing research is being conducted in Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Wisconsin, and in river systems of Australia. My research aims to integrate science-based approaches with “on-the-ground” management strategies in order to address pressing conservation questions. As a result, my research is highly collaborative with organizations such as the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, and The Nature Conservancy (to name a few). I encourage you to check out my lab website for more details.