Mississippi State University
Miranda, Leandro E.
Colvin, Michael E
Sass, Greg G.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
The Ohio River Basin, including the Ohio, Cumberland, and Tennessee rivers, and the contiguous Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway are under threat due to the ongoing invasion of bigheaded carps. In the Tennessee River, bigheaded carps were first documented in Kentucky Lake in 2004. I tested whether there were differences in abundance of Gizzard Shad, a competitor, before and after the bigheaded carps invasion, but no effects were detected. I also surveyed bigheaded carps colonization of Bay Springs Lake in the Tennessee - Tombigbee Waterway. Catch rates with gillnets were low and conformed with those documented elsewhere in the Ohio Basin considering distance from the Mississippi River.
VanderBloemen, Spencer N. and VanderBloemen, Spencer N., "The invasion of bigheaded carps in the Tennessee River and Tennessee – Tombigbee Waterway" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5452.