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Contact Kathleen Matthews at (510) 559-6454 or e-mail: kmatthews@fs.fed.us

Some of our publications are available in PDF format. To view PDF documents, download Abode's Acrobat Reader.

Selected Publications

Matthews, Kathleen R. 2011. California golden trout and climate change: Will their stream habitat be resilient to increased water temperature. Ecological Society Annual meeting Austin, Texas. August 2011.

Matthews, K.R. 2011. California golden trout and climate change: Will their stream habitat be resilient to increased water temperatures? American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting Seattle, Wa. September 2011 (AFS abstract)

Matthews, K.R. 2010. California golden trout and climate change: Is their stream habitat vulnerable to climate warming? In: Carline, R.F. ed. 2010. Conserving Wild trout: Proceedings of Wild Trout X symposium; 2010 September 28-30; West Yellowstone, Montana. pp. 81-87

Matthews, K.R. and H. Preisler. 2010. Site fidelity of the declining amphibian Rana sierrae (Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog) in the Sierra Nevada. Canadian Journal Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 67 (2): 243-255.

Lacan, I., K.R. Matthews, and K.V. Feldman. 2008. Interaction of an Introduced Predator with Future Effects of Climate Change in the Recruitment Dynamics of the Imperiled Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 3(2):211-223

Matthews, K.R. and C. Miaud. 2007. A skeletochronological study of the longeveity and age structure of the mountain yellow-legged frog, Rana muscosa, in the Sierra Nevada. Copeia 2007(4):984-991.

Lacan, I., Matthews, K.R., Feldman, K. 2006. A practical method for calculating lake volume over time: Using GPS to measure water availability in small lakes inhabited by the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) in Kings Canyon National Park, California. Proceedings of the 2006 ESRI International User Conference, Aug 2006, San Diego, CA. 14 pp.

Knapp, R.A., K.R. Matthews, H.K. Preisler, and R. Jellison. 2003. Developing probabilistic models to predict amphibian site occupancy in a patchy landscape. Ecological Applications. 13(4):1069-1082.

Matthews, K.R. 2003. The response of Rana muscosa, the mountain yellow-legged frog, to short distance translocations. Journal of Herpetology. 37:621-626.

Matthews, K.R., R.A. Knapp, and K.L. Pope. 2002. Garter snakes distributions in high elevation aquatic ecosystems: Is there a link with declining amphibian populations and nonnative trout introductions? Journal of Herpetology. 36:16-22.

Pope, K.L. and K.R. Matthews. 2002. Influence of anuran prey on the condition and distribution of Rana muscosa in the Sierra Nevada. Herpetologica 58:354-363.

Knapp, R.A., K.R. Matthews, O. Sarnelle. 2001. Resistance and resilience of alpine lake fauna to fish introductions. Ecological Monographs. 71:401-421.

Matthews, K.R., K.L. Pope, H.K. Preisler, and R.A. Knapp. 2001. Effects of non-native trout on Pacific treefrogs (Hyla regilla) in the Sierra Nevada. Copeia. 2001:1130-1137.

Pope, K.L. and K.R. Matthews. 2001. Movement ecology and seasonal distribution of mountain yellow-legged frogs, Rana muscosa, in a high-elevation Sierra Nevada basin. Copeia 2001:787-793.

Knapp, R.A. and K.R. Matthews. 2000. Non-native fish introductions and the decline of the mountain yellow-legged frog from within protected areas. Conservation Biology 14:428-438.

Knapp, R.A. and K.R. Matthews. 2000. Effects of Nonnative Fishes on Wilderness Lake Ecosystems in the Sierra Nevada and Recommendations for Reducing Impacts. In: Proceedings: Wilderness Science in a Time of Change. Proc. RMRS-P-15-Vol. 5:312-317. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Matthews, K.R. and K.L. Pope. 1999. A telemetric study of the movement patterns and habitat use of Rana muscosa, the mountain yellow-legged frog, in a high-elevation basin in Kings Canyon National Park, California. Journal of Herpetology 33:615-623.

Matthews, K.R. and R.A. Knapp. 1999. A study of high mountain lake fish stocking effects in Sierra Nevada Wilderness. International Journal of Wilderness 5:24-26.

Pope, K.L. 1999. Rana muscosa. Feeding. Herpetological Review. Vol. 30.

Pope, K.L. 1999. Mountain yellow-legged frog habitat use and movement patterns in a high elevation basin in Kings Canyon National Park. Master's thesis, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 64pp.

Knapp, R.A. and K.R. Matthews. 1998. Eradication of non-native fish from a small mountain lake: gill netting as a non-toxic alternative to the use of rotenone. Restoration Ecology 6:207-213.

Knapp, R.A., V.T. Vredenburg, and K.R. Matthews. 1998. Effects of stream channel morphology on golden trout spawning habitat and population structure. Ecological Applications 1104-1117.

Matthews, K.R. and N.H. Berg. 1997. Rainbow trout responses to water temperature and dissolved oxygen stress in two southern California stream pools. Journal of Fish Biology 50:50-67.

Knapp, R.A. and K.R. Matthews. 1996. Livestock grazing, golden trout, and streams in the Golden Trout Wilderness, California: impacts and management implications. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:805-820.

Matthews, K.R. 1996. Habitat selection and movement patterns of California golden trout in degraded and recovering stream sections within the Golden Trout Wilderness, California. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 16:579-590.

Matthews, K.R. 1996. Diel movement and habitat use of California golden trout in the Golden Trout Wilderness, California. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125:78-86.

Matthews, K.R., N.H. Berg, D.L. Azuma, and T.R. Lambert. 1994. Cool water formation and trout habitat use in a deep pool in the Sierra Nevada, California. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 123:549-564.

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