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Dr. Allen Rutherford

Dr. Mike Kaller

Director

Bryant A. Bateman Distinguished Professor

Room 227, RNR Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: (225)578-4131
email: druther@lsu.edu


EDUCATION
  • B.S. in Biology - Baylor University, 1977
  • M.S. in Biology - Baylor University, 1980
  • Ph.D. in Zoology - Oklahoma State University, 1988
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Aquatic ecology, fisheries biology, larval fish ecology, fish - habitat associations, human-induced effects on stream fish communities

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Hypoxia-induced stress on fishes in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Kelso, W. E., M. D. Kaller, and D. Allen Rutherford. 2012. Collection, preservation, and identification of ichthyoplankton and zooplankton. Chapter 9 In: A. V. Zale, D. L. Parrish, and T. M. Sutton, (editors) Fisheries Techniques, 3rd edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Bonvillain, C. P., B. T. Halloran, K. M. Boswell, W. E. Kelso, A. R. Harlan, and D. A. Rutherford. 2011. Acute physicochemical effects in a large river-floodplain system associated with the passage of Hurricane Gustav. Wetlands. DOI 10.1007/s13157-011-0213-4.
  • Kaller, M.D., W.E. Kelso, B.T. Halloran, and D.A. Rutherford. 2011. Effects of spatial scale on the assessment of dissolved oxygen dynamics in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Hydrobiologia 658: 7-15.
  • Fisher, J. C., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2010. Macrophyte-mediated predation on hydrilla-dwelling macroinvertebrates. Ecological Applications. In press.
  • Kaller, M. D., W. E. Kelso, B. T. Halloran, and D. A. Rutherford. 2009. Effects of Spatial Scale on Assessment of Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Hydrobiologia. In press.
  • Perret, A. J., M. D. Kaller, W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2010. Effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Sport Fish Community Abundance in the Eastern Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:511-517
  • Troutman, J. P., D. A. Rutherford, and W. E. Kelso. 2007. Patterns of Habitat Use Among Vegetation-dwelling Littoral Fishes in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (in press).
  • Podey, A. M., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2006. Assessing floodplain-swamp water quality rehabilitation in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Pages 205-216 in Y. J. Xu and V. P. Singh, editors. Coastal environment and water quality. Water Resources Publications, LLC, Highlands Ranch, CO.
  • Kelso, William E., D. Allen Rutherford, Kevin R. Gelwicks, C. Fred Bryan, and Matthew J. Sabo. 2005. Fishes and bottomland forests: Hydrologic changes and floodplain habitats of the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana. Pages 213-223 In: L. H. Fredrickson, S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, editors. Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems: The State of Our Understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No.10. Puxico.
  • Colon-Gaud, J.-C., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2004. Spatial Distribution of Macroinvertebrates Inhabiting Hydrilla and Coontail Beds in the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 42:85-91.
  • Wu, K., Y.J. Xu, W.E. Kelso, and D.A. Rutherford. 2004. Simulating Watershed sediment response to land use change in a lowland watershed of Central Louisiana. Proceedings of Louisiana Academy of Sciences. In press.
  • Kelso, W. E., D. A. Rutherford, and N. L. Davidson. 2003. Diel vertical migration of cladocerans and copepods in the Atchafalaya River Basin floodplain. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 18:259-268.
  • Kelso, W. E., D. A. Rutherford, C. F. Bryan, M. J. Sabo, and K. R. Gelwicks. 2002. Fishes and Bottomland forests: hydrologic changes and floodplain habitats of the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana. Proceedings of the Bottomland Hardwood Symposium, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Fontenot, Q. C., D. A. Rutherford, and W. E. Kelso. 2001. Physicochemical influences on the distribution of larval fishes in the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:107-116.
  • Rutherford, D. A. , K. R. Gelwicks, and W. E. Kelso. 2001. Physicochemical effects of the flood pulse on fishes in the Atchafalaya River Basin. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130: 276-288.
  • Davidson, N. L., W. E. Kelso, and D. A. Rutherford. 2000. Characteristics of cladoceran and copepod communities in floodplain habitats of the Atchafalaya River Basin. Hydrobiologia: 435:99-107, 2000.
  • Fulford, R. F., and D. A. Rutherford. 2000. Discrimination of larval Morone geometric shape differences with landmark-based morphometrics. Copeia 2000:965-972.
  • Aday, D. D., D. A. Rutherford, and W. E. Kelso. 2000. Effect of hypoxia on RNA-DNA ratios of bluegill in the lower Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. American Midland Naturalist: 43:433-442.
revised: 03-Jan-2017 9:29