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Virtual Poster Session at Annual Meeting 

NASPS is planning to feature a virtual poster session at this year’s annual meeting! If you are interested in submitting an abstract for a poster, please see the link below and check the box indicating it is a poster submission. Poster abstract submission will be open until Friday, September 24.

Annual Meeting Registration 

Registration for the NASPS annual meeting is open on our website! The program will be available in the coming month. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Special Journal Issue on Ancestral Fishes 

The Journal of Ichthyology is planning a special issue entitled “Primitive fishes: scientific, cultural, and commercial importance.” Sturgeon and paddlefish papers are welcome! The special issue aims to provide an overview of the current knowledge of primitive fishes with respect to 1) evolution, phylogeny, phylogeography, and molecular biology; 2) taxonomy and zoogeography; 3) ecology and life history; 4) harvesting, stock assessment, and fisheries management; 5) physiology; 6) artificial propagation and aquaculture; and 7) conservation and stock rebuilding.

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, you can access the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline (1 May, 2022). Research articles, review articles and short communications are invited. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page ( All papers submitted to this issue and accepted will be published free of charge. If you are interested in submitting to this issue, please email Dr. Alexei Orlov ( ) with the following information: tentative title; list of potential co-authors with affiliations; short description of the paper (abstract); approximate number of pages; possible date of submission.

Sturgeon in the News 

Check out this piece in Discover Magazine about lake sturgeon restoration!

Recent Sturgeon Papers 

White S, DC Kazyak, TL Darden, DJ Farrae, BA Lubinski, RL Johnson, MS Eackles, MT Balazik, HM Brundage III, AG Fox, DA Fox, CH Hager, JE Kahn, and II Wirgin. Establishment of a microsatellite genetic baseline for North American Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser o. oxyrinchus) and range-wide analysis of population genetics. Conservation genetics, online early.

Kovac A, NK Pleizier, and CJ Brauner. 2021. The effect of total dissolved gas supersaturation on gas bubble trauma in juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), juvenile kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka) and two age classes of white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, online early. 

Izzo LK, DL Parrish, GB Zydlewski. 2021. Multi-run migratory behavior of adult male lake sturgeon in a short river. Journal of Great Lakes Research, online early.

Larson, D., Scribner, K., Dabrowski, K., Lee, B.J. and Crossman, J., 2021. Egg lipid and thiamine vary between early and late spawning lake sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, online early.

Loeppky AR, LD Belding, AR Quijada-Rodriguez, JD Morgan, BM Pracheil, BC Chakoumakos, and WG Anderson. 2021. Influence of ontogenetic development, temperatures, and pCO2 on otolith calcium carbonate polymorph composition in sturgeons. Nature Scientific Reports 11: 13878. 

Soto E, D. Coleman, Z Yazdi, SL Purcell, A Camus, and MD Fast. 2021. Analysis of the white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) immune response during immunostimulation and Veronaea botryose infection. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, online early. 

Bruch RM, BT Eggold, A Schiller, and W Wawrzyn. 2021. Projected lake sturgeon recovery in the Milwakee River, Wisconsin, USA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, online early. 

Tucker SR, CJ Houghton, BS Harris, RF Elliott, MC Donofrio, PS Forsythe. 2021. Reproductive status of remnant Lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) population: Spawning and larval drift in the lower Fox River, Wisconsin. River Research and Applications, online early. 

Gosch NJC, JR Hall, AP Civiello, JD Haas, TR Gemeinhardt, and JL Bonneau. 2021. Floodplain connectivity and age-0 sturgeon prey consumption in the lower Missouri River. River Research and Applications, online early. 

González A, JM Long, NJC Gosch, AP Civiello, TR Gemeinhardt, and JR Hall. 2021. Spatial and temporal variation in length-weight relationships of age-0 Scaphirhynchus sturgeon in the lower Missouri River. American Midland Naturalist 186(1):106-121.

Hogberg NP, JA Skorupski Jr., and SJ Hochhalter. 2021. Natural recruitment potential of a reintroduced shovelnose sturgeon population in the Bighorn River, Wyoming. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, online early.