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AWAE Program Scientists

 

Bruce Rieman
Emeritus Fisheries Scientist at the Boise Aquatic Sciences Laboratory at the Boise Aquatic Sciences Laboratory

 

email: brieman [at] fs.fed.us
phone: 406-677-3813

 

Personal Research Program

Integrated/Interdisciplinary/Cooperative Research Program

Briefing Papers

Recent Publications

 

Bruce Rieman

 
Personal Research Program

 

I retired from the Forest Service Research Program in 2007, but remain active on a variety of projects with scientists and students in the lab and throughout the region.

 

My personal research has focused on: larger patterns in species distributions and the processes relevant to the dynamics and persistence of populations at watershed and larger scales. I have been particularly interested in metapopulation processes and in the expression of life histories as mechanisms potentially stabilizing populations in spatially and temporally variable environments.  I believe this kind of knowledge will be key to effective prioritization of limited conservation management resources in the face of climate change, changing disturbance regimes and non-native species invasions.

 

Subjects of Interest: Fisheries | Water & Watershed Processes | Climate Change

   
Integrated/Interdisciplinary/Cooperative Research Program

 

1) Native fishes, and wildfire: Conflict and opportunity in the integration of terrestrial and aquatic management.
Collaborators: Charlie Luce (RMRS);  Paul Hessburg (USFS, Pacific Northwest Research Station).

2) Evaluation of the tradeoffs between Native Fish Passage Restoration and Associated Threats from Invasions by Nonnative Fishes
Collaborators: Jason Dunham (USGS, Corvallis, OR), Kurt Fausch (Colorado State University, Fort Collins), Michael Young (USFS, Missoula, MT), Doug Peterson (USFWS, Helena, MT). 

3) Climate change and conservation of native fishes: A synthesis of existing knowledge and management alternatives.
Collaborators: Daniel Isaak (RMRS Boise),

4) Recovery Implementation Science Team (RIST) for Pacific Salmon in Idaho, Washington and Oregon. 
Collaborators: NOAA Fisheries, Seattle Wa, and scientists from throughout the region.

5) The effects of fire and climate change on stream temperature and the distribution of native fishes.
Collaborators: Daniel Isaak (RMRS, Boise), Charlie Luce (RMRS, Boise).

 

 

 

Briefing Papers

 

Climate Change and Wildfires: Effects on Stream Temperatures and Thermal Habitat

 

Bull Trout and Climate

 

Bull Trout Monitoring

 

Stream Temperature Modeling

 

Recent Publications

 

 

Wenger, Seth J.; Som, Nicholas A.; Dauwalter, Daniel C.; Isaak, Daniel J.; Neville, Helen M.; Luce, Charles H.; Dunham, Jason B.; Young, Michael K.; Fausch, Kurt D.; Rieman, Bruce E. 2013. Probabilistic accounting of uncertainty in forecasts of species distributions under climate change. Global Change Biology. Accepted paper. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12294.

Peterson, Douglas P.; Wenger, Seth J.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Isaak, Daniel J. 2013. Linking climate change and fish conservation efforts using spatially explicit decision support tools. Fisheries. 38(3): 112-127 + 58 pages of appendices.

Isaak, Daniel J.; Rieman, Bruce E. 2013. Stream isotherm shifts from climate change and implications for distributions of ectothermic organisms. Global Change Biology. 19: 742-751.

Luce, Charles; Morgan, Penny; Dwire, Kathleen; Isaak, Daniel; Holden, Zachary; Rieman, Bruce 2012. Climate change, forests, fire, water, and fish: Building resilient landscapes, streams, and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-290. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 207 p.

Wenger, Seth J.; Isaak, Daniel J.; Luce, Charlie; Neville, Helen M.; Fausch, Kurt D.; Dunham, Jason B.; Dauwalter, Daniel C.; Young, Michael K.; Elsner, Marketa M.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Hamlet, Alan F.; Williams, Jack E. 2011. Flow regime, temperture, and biotic interactions drive differential declines of trout species under climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). 108(34): 14175-14180.

Wenger, Seth J.; Isaak, Daniel J.; Dunham, Jason B.; Fausch, Kurt D.; Luce, Charlie; Neville, Helen M.; Rieman, Bruce E.; Young, Michael K.; Nagel, David E.; Horan, Dona L.; Chandler, Gwynne L.  2011.  Role of climate and invasive species in structuring trout distributions in the interior Columbia River Basin, USA.   Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. 68: 988-1008.

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Rieman, B., and D. Isaak. 2010. Climate change, aquatic ecosystems and fishes in the Rocky Mountain West: implications and alternatives for management. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, GTR-RMRS-250, Fort Collins, CO.

McCormick, Frank H.; Riemen, Bruce E.; Kershner, Jeffrey L. 2010. Biological responses to stressors in aquatic ecosystems in western North America: Cumulative watershed effects of fuel treatments, wildfire, and post-fire remediation. In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 206-233.

Rieman, Bruce E.; Hessburg, Paul F.; Luce, Charles; Dare, Matthew R.  2010.  Wildfire and management of forests and native fishes: Conflict or opportunity for convergent solutions?.   BioScience. 60(6): 460-468. 

Douglas P. Peterson, Bruce E. Rieman, Michael K. Young, and James A. Brammer. 2010. Modeling predicts that redd trampling by cattle may contribute to population declines of native trout. Ecological Applications. 20:954–966.

Isaak, D.J., C. Luce, B.E. Rieman, D. Nagel, E. Peterson, D. Horan, S. Parkes, and G. Chandler. 2010. Effects of climate change and recent wildfires on stream temperature and thermal habitat for two salmonids in a mountain river network. Ecological Applications: Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 1350-1371. doi: 10.1890/09-0822.1. |  Appendices  | Related website: Spatial Statistical Stream Temperature Model -  with data, maps, methods and related presentations and publications

Luce, Charles H.; Rieman, Bruce E.  2010.  Landscape scale effects of fuel management or fire on water resources: The future of cumulative effects analysis?.   In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 234-245. 

 

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Fausch, K.D., Rieman, B.E., Dunham, J.B., Young, M.K. and Peterson, D.P.  2009 . The invasion versus isolation dilemma: tradeoffs in managing native salmonids with barriers to upstream movement.  Conservation Biology 23(4):859-870. Published Online: February 6, 2009.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01159.x

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McGrath, K. E., J. M. Scott, and B. E. Rieman. 2008.  Length variation in age-0 westslope cutthroat trout at multiple spatial scales.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28: 1529-1540. 

Dunham, J., Baxter, C. Fausch, K., Fredenberg, W., Kitano, S., Koizumi, I., Morita, K., Nakamura, T., Rieman, B., Savaitova, K., Stanford, J., Taylor, E., Yamamoto, S.  2008.  Evolution, ecology and conservation of Dolly Varden, White-spotted char, and bull trout.  Fisheries 33(11): 537-550. 

Adams, S.B., Burnett, K.M., Bisson, P., Harvey, B., Nislow, K.H., Rieman, B.E., Rinne, J. 2008. The role of Forest Service in Aquatic Invasive Species Research. USDA Forest Service Strategic Program Area in Invasive Species Research. WO.

Peterson, D. P., Rieman, B. E., Dunham, J. B., Fausch, K. D., and M. K. Young. 2008. Analysis of trade-offs between the threat of invasion by nonnative brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and intentional isolation for native westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi).  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 65(4):557–573

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Rieman, B.E., D. Isaak, S. Adams, D. Horan, D. Nagel, and C. Luce. 2007. Anticipated Climate Warming Effects on Bull Trout Habitats and Populations Across the Interior Columbia River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136(6): 1552-1565

Tonina, D., Luce, C.H., Clayton, S., Alì, M.D., Barry, J.J., Rieman, B.E., Goodwin, P., Buffington, J.M., Berenbrock, C. Submitted. Hydrological Response to Timber Harvest in Northern Idaho: Implications for Channel Scour and Persistence of Salmonids. Hydrological processes, Published online: DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6918

Peterson, D.P., Rieman, B.E., Dunham, J.B., Fausch, K.D., and Young, M.K. 2007 Analyzing tradeoffs between the threat of invasion by brook trout and effects of intentional isolation for native westslope cutthroat trout. Pages 51–57 In Carline, R.F.; LoSapio, C., eds. 2007. Sustaining wild trout in a changing world; proceedings of Wild Trout IX symposium; 2007 October 9-12; West Yellowstone, Montana. 308 pages. 

 

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Rieman, D.E., Isaak, D., Adams, S., Horan, D., Nagel, D., Luce, C., and D. Myers. 2007. Anticipated climate warming effects on bull trout habitats and populations across the Interior Columbia River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136:1552-1565.  

Dunham, J.B., A.E. Rosenberger, C.H. Luce, and B.R. Rieman. 2007. Influences of wildfire and channel reorganization on spatial and temporal variation in stream temperature and the distribution of fish and amphibians. Ecosystems. 10:335-346.

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Fausch, C., B. Rieman, J. Dunham, and M. Young. 2006.

Strategies for conserving native salmonid populations at risk from nonnative invasions: tradeoffs in using barriers to upstream movement. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, GTR-RMRS-174, Fort Collins, CO.  

Reeves, G.H., P.A. Bisson, B.E. Rieman, L.E. Benda. 2006. Postfire Logging in Riparian Areas. Conservation Biology. 20(4):994-1004.  

Rieman, B.E., J.B. Dunham, and J. Clayton.  2006.  Emerging concepts for management of river ecosystems and challenges to applied integration of physical and biological sciences in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of River Basin Management 4(2):85-97.  

Rieman, B.E., J.T. Peterson, and D.E. Myers.  2006.  Have brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) displaced bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) along longitudinal gradients in central Idaho streams?  Canadian Journal of Fish and Aquatic Sciences  63:63-78.  

Whiteley, A., P. Spruell, B. Rieman and F. Allendorf. 2006. Fine-scale genetic structure of bull trout at the southern distribution limit. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:1238-1253. 

 

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Publications (Non-Refereed; includes Abstracts and Posters)

Rieman, B.E.. 2008. Wildfire and Native Fish: Scaling of disturbance and population structure as context for restoration and conservation. Published Abstract in "The ’88 Fires Yellowstone and Beyond, Proceedings of the Conference in Jackson Hole WY, September 22-27, 2008.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). 2008. Bull Trout Recovery: Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance. Report prepared for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by the Bull Trout Recovery and Monitoring Technical Group (RMEG). Portland, Oregon. Version 1 - 74 pp.

Peterson, D.P., Rieman, B.E., Dunham, J.B., Fausch, K.D., and Young, M.K. 2007 Analyzing tradeoffs between the threat of invasion by brook trout and effects of intentional isolation for native westslope cutthroat trout. Pages 51 – 57 In Carline, R.F.; LoSapio, C., eds. 2007. Sustaining wild trout in a changing world; proceedings of Wild Trout IX symposium; 2007 October 9-12; West Yellowstone, Montana. 308 pages. (more information and pdf file available at www.wildtroutsymposium.com).

 

 

 

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RESEARCH SUBJECT AREAS

 

 

Resources

 

Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

 

Upper Verde River: Review of Stream-Riparian Monitoring Efforts Conducted by the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station

 

Climate-Aquatics Decision Support Workshop 2/28-3/1

 

Stream Temperature Modeling Website

 

Bull Trout and Climate Change - Risks, Uncertainties and Opportunities for Mapping the Future

 

Western Watersheds and Climate Change Workshop - November 17-19, 2009

 

 


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