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Porreca, Anthony P

Assistant Director, Kaskaskia Biological Station
Aquatic Ecologist

Address and Contact Information

615 East Peabody Dr.
M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820


PhD Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2017)
MS Eastern Illinois University (2012)
BS Eastern Illinois University (2010)

Research Biography

Research Interests

Fish ecology and management

Large rivers

Threatened and endangered species

Selected Publications

Porreca, A. P., K. J. Broadway, T. M. Detmer, D. S. Radford, C. C. Fenstermacher, and J. J. Parkos III. 2022. Fish and prey resources in reservoir coves with and without offshore artificial habitat structures. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 42:966-976.

Porreca, A.P., S.E. Butler, J.S. Tiemann, and J.J. Parkos III. Differential vulnerability of native and non-native mollusks to predation by juvenile black carp. Biological Invasions 24: 495-504. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-021-02658-6.

Parkos III, J.J., Butler S.E., G.D. King, P. Porreca, R. MacNamara, D.P. Coulter, and D.H. Wahl. 2021. Spatiotemporal variation in the magnitude of reproduction by invasive, pelagically-spawning carps in the Illinois Waterway. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10634.

Porreca, A.P., N.P. Rude, K.J. Broadway, D.H. Wahl, and J.J. Parkos III. 2020. Differential performance of sympatric Pomoxis species is explained by habitat-linked morphology. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 149:565-575.

Butler S.E., A.P. Porreca, S.F Collins, J.A. Freedman, J.J. Parkos III, M.D. Diana, and D.H. Wahl. 2019. Does fish herding enhance catch rates and detection of invasive Asian carp? Biological Invasions 21:775-785.

Sanft, E.J., J.J. Parkos III, S.F. Collins, A.P. Porreca, and D.H. Wahl. Vulnerability of juvenile Asian carp to predation by largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147:1207-1214.

Sanft, E.J., A.P. Porreca, J.J. Parkos III, T.M. Detmer, and D.H. Wahl. 2018. Effects of ingestion of soft plastic fishing lures on largemouth bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:718-724.

Porreca, A.P., W.D. Hintz, D.P. Coulter, and J.E. Garvey. 2017. Subtle physiological and morphological differences explain ecological success of sympatric congeners. Ecosphere 8.10. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.1988.

Porreca, A.P., W.D. Hintz, and J.E. Garvey. 2017. Do alluvial sand dunes create energetic refugia for benthic fishes? An experimental test with the endangered pallid sturgeon. River Research and Applications 33:690-696.

Martinez, E., A.P. Porreca, R.E. Colombo, and M.A. Menze. 2016. Tradeoffs of warm adaptation in aquatic ectotherms: live fast, die young? Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part A 191:209-215.

Porreca, A.P., W.D. Hintz, G.W. Whitledge, N.P. Rude, E.J. Heist, and J.E. Garvey. 2015. Establishing ecologically relevant management boundaries: Linking movement ecology with the conservation of Scaphirhynchus sturgeon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:877-884.

Stuck, J.G., A.P. Porreca, D.H. Wahl, and R.E. Colombo. 2015. Contrasting population demographics of silver carp between an impounded and free-flowing river. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:114-122.

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