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Tiemann, Jeremy S

Associate Aquatic Ecologist

Address and Contact Information

1816 South Oak Street
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820


  • 2002 - Master of Science - Biological Sciences - Emporia State University (Kansas)
  • 1998 - Bachelor of Science - Biology - University of Kansas, Lawrence

Research Interests

Current research interests include the following:

  • Effects of dams and dam removals in Midwestern streams
  • Assessing the rapid expansion of the state-threatened Banded Killifish (Fundulus diaphanus) across Illinois
  • Assessing the fecundity and microhabitat preferences of the state-threatened Gravel Chub (Erimystax x-punctatus)
  • Determining the spawning ecology of the imperiled Bigeye Chub (Hybopsis amblops) in Illinois
  • Assessing the distribution of the Iowa Darter (Etheostoma exile) in Illinois
  • Reintroduction of the state-endangered Redspotted Sunfish (Lepomis miniatus) into historical areas in Illinois
  • Reintroduction of the federally-endangered Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma rangiana) and Clubshell (Pleurobema clava) in Illinois
  • Determining and documenting a novel invasive Corbiculids in Illinois
  • Distribution and status of aquatic snails in Illinois

Selected Publications

    1. Curtis, A.N., J.S. Tiemann, S.A Douglass, M.A. Davis, and E.R. Larson. In press. High stream flows dilute enviornmental DNA (eDNA) concentrations and reduce detectabiligy. Diversity and Distributions.
    2. Inoue, K., K.S. Cummings, J.S. Tiemann, T.D. Miller, N.A. Johnson, CA. Smith, and C.R. Randklev. 2020. A new species of freshwater mussel in the genus Popenaias Frierson, 1927, from the Gulf coastal rivers of central Mexico (Bivalvia: Unionida: Unionidae) with comments on the genus. Zootaxa 4816(4):457-490.
    3. Ferreira-Rodríguez, N., and 47 co-authors. 2019. Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment. Biological Conservation 231:77-87.
    4. Volkmer-Ribeiro, C., M.C.D. Mansur, D. Pereira, J.S. Tiemann, K.S. Cummings, and M.H. Sabaj. 2019. Sponge and mollusk associations in a benthic filter-feeding assemblage in the middle and lower Xingu River, Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences 166:1-24.
    5. Sherwood, J.L., A.J. Stites, M.J. Dreslik, and J.S. Tiemann. 2018. Predicting the range of a regionally threatened, benthic fish using species distribution models and field surveys. Journal of Fish Biology 93:972-977.
    6. Willink, P.W., T.A. Widloe, V.J. Santucci, Jr., D. Makauskas, J.S. Tiemann, S.M. Hertel, D.P. Haerther, J.T. Lamer, and J.L. Sherwood. 2018. Rapid expansion of Banded Killifish Fundulus diaphanus across northern Illinois: Dramatic recovery or invasive species? American Midland Naturalist 179(2):179-190.
    7. Tiemann, J.S., A.E. Haponski, S.A. Douglass, T. Lee, K.S. Cummings, M.A. Davis, and D. ÓFoighil. 2017. First record of a putative novel invasive Corbicula lineage discovered in the Illinois River, Illinois, USA. BioInvasions Records 6:159-166.
    8. Ashton, A.J., J.S. Tiemann, and D. Hua. 2017. Evaluation of costs associated with externally affixing PIT tags to freshwater mussels using three commonly employed adhesives. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20:114-122.
    9. Stodola, K.W., A.P. Stodola, and J.S. Tiemann. 2017. Survival of translocated Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell in Illinois. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20:89-102.
    10. Robinson, J.L., M.J. Wetzel, and J.S. Tiemann. 2017. Some phoretic associations of macroinvertebrates on transplanted federally endangered freshwater mussels. Northeastern Naturalist 24(4):N29-N34.
    11. Tiemann, J.S., M.J. Dreslik, S.J. Baker, and C.A. Phillips. 2016. Assessment of a short-distance freshwater mussel relocation as viable tool during bridge construction projects. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 19:80-87.
    12. Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead, J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W. Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann, N.V. Whelan, and E.E. Strong. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries 38(6):247-282. 
    13. Tiemann, J.S., S.E. McMurray, G.T. Watters, and M.C. Barnhart. 2010. A review of the interactions between catfishes and freshwater mollusks in North America. Pages 733-743 in Catfish 2010: P.H. Michaletz and V.H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 77, Bethesda, Maryland.
    14. Tiemann, J.S., K.S. Cummings, and C.A. Mayer. 2009. Timed search technique used to evaluate freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae) species richness: is one visit enough? Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24:85-92.
    15. Tiemann, J.S. 2008. Distribution and life history characteristics of the state-endangered Bluebreast Darter Etheostoma camurum (Cope) in Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 101:235-246.
    16. Tiemann, J.S., H.R. Dodd, N. Owens, and D.H. Wahl. 2007. Effects of lowhead dams on unionids in the Fox River, Illinois. Northeastern Naturalist 14:125-138.
    17. Tiemann, J.S. 2007. Spawning behavior of the slim minnow Pimephales tenellus. Southwestern Naturalist 52:137-141.
    18. Gillette, D.P., J.S. Tiemann, D.R. Edds, and M.L. Wildhaber. 2006. Habitat use by a Midwestern U.S.A. riverine fish assemblage: effects of season, water temperature and river discharge. Journal of Fish Biology 68:1494-1512.
    19. Tiemann, J.S., D.P. Gillette, M.L. Wildhaber, and D.R. Edds. 2004. Effects of lowhead dams on riffle-dwelling fishes and macroinvertebrates in a Midwestern river. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:705-717.

Selected Service Activities

  • Past-President of the Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society
  • The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society’s liaison to the American Fisheries Society 
  • Co-chair of the Catfish 2020 - the Third International Catfish Symposium
  • Member of the American Fisheries Society's Endangered Species Committee - Gastropod Subcommittee
  • Member of the Illinois Endangered Species Technical Advisory Committee on fishes and on invertebrates
  • Past-president of the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Honors and Awards

  • Best Poster Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Recipient of the Young Professional Mentoring Program Award from the American Fisheries Society
  • Best Poster Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Best Professional Poster Award in the Water Quality Section from the American Fisheries Society
  • Recipient of the Otto Tiemeier - Frank Cross Award from the Kansas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society for outstanding scholastic achievement in aquatic sciences

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