Publications from Michigan State University on Lake Sturgeon

Published or In Press

Abdul Razak, S. A. & Scribner, K. T. 2020. Ecological and Ontogenetic Components of Larval Lake Sturgeon Gut Microbiota Assembly, Successional Dynamics, and Ecological Evaluation of Neutral Community Processes, 86:e02662-19.

Abdul Razak, S. A., Bauman, J. A., Marsh, T. L., & Scribner, K. T. 2022. Changes in lake sturgeon gut microbiomes relative to founding origin and in response to chemotherapeutant treatments. Microbiomes, 10(5): 1005

Abdul Razak, S. A., Valentine, S., Marsh, T. L., Bauman, J., Mohd-Assaad, N., & Scribner, K. T. 2022. Compositional dynamics of gastrointestinal tract microbiomes associated with dietary transition and feeding cessation in lake sturgeon larvae. 2022 Sep 19;10(9):1872. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms10091872.

Angoshtari, R., Scribner, K. T., & Marsh, T. L. 2020. The Effects of Antibiotics, Metals, and Biotic Interactions on the Assembly of Taxonomically Diverse Single and Mixed Species Biofilms. Advances in Microbiology, 10: 623-646.

Baker, E. A., & Scribner, K. T. 2017. Evaluation of Lake Sturgeon Stocking and Estimation of Cohort-specific First-Year Survival in Black Lake, Michigan. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 33: 892-897.

Bauman, J., Baker, E. A., Marsh, T., & Scribner, K. T. 2015. Effects of rearing density on body size and survival of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) free embryos. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 77: 444-448.

Bauman, John M., Edward A. Baker, Terry L. Marsh and Kim T. Scribner. 2016. Body size and survival of hatchery- and wild-produced larvae as a function of feeding frequency and alternate food type. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 78: 136-144. 

Bott, K., Scribner, K. T., Kornely, G., Donofrio, M., & Elliott, R. F. 2009. Mixed-stock analysis of lake sturgeon harvest mixtures and from adjoining open waters of western Lake Michigan. North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 29: 1636-1643.  

Bussy, U., Wassink, L., Scribner, K. T., & Li, W. 2017. Determination of cortisol in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) eggs by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry.  Journal of Chromatography B, 1040: 162-168.

Crossman, J.A., Patrick S. Forsythe, Edward A. Baker, K. T. Scribner. 2009. Over-winter survival of stocked age-0 lake sturgeon reared in natal and non-natal environments. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 25: 516-521.  

Crossman, J., K.T. Scribner, C. Davis, P. Forsythe, and E. Baker. 2011. Gamete and larval collection methods and hatchery rearing environments affect levels of genetic diversity in early life stages of lake sturgeon. Aquaculture 310: 312-324.  

Crossman, J.A., Patrick S. Forsythe, Edward A. Baker, K. T. Scribner. 2011. Experimental releases of lake sturgeon. Fisheries Management and Ecology. 18:132-144.  

Crossman, J.A., C.A. Davis, K.T. Scribner, P. S. Forsythe, and E.A. Baker. 2014. Survival and  Growth of Lake Sturgeon During Early Life Stages as a Function of Rearing Environment. Transactions American Fisheries Society. 143:104-116. 

Crossman, J.A., K.T. Scribner, P.S. Forsythe, and E.A. Baker. 2017. Lethal and non-lethal effects of predation by native fish and an invasive crayfish on hatchery-reared age-0 lake sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 34(2): 322-330

Dammerman, K.J., J.P. Steibel, and K. T. Scribner. 2015. Genetic and environmental components of phenotypic and behavioral trait variation during lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) early ontogeny. Environ. Biol. Fish. 98: 1659-1670.

Dammerman, K.J., J.P. Steibel, K.T. Scribner. 2016. Increasing thermal regimes reveal cryptic genetic variation during early ontogenetic stages of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Evolutionary Applications.  DOI: 10.1111/eva.12409. 

Dammerman, K., Webb, M., & Scribner, K. T. 2019. Riverine characteristics and adult demography influence female lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) spawning behavior, reproductive success, and ovarian quality. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76: 1147-1160.  

Dammerman, K. J., Stiebel, J. P., and K. T. Scribner. 2020. Relative influences of microhabitat incubation conditions and genetic parentage effects on lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) offspring traits during early ontogeny. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 103: 1565–1581

DeHaan, P., S.T. Libants, R.F. Elliott, and K.T. Scribner. 2006. Genetic population structure of remnant lake sturgeon populations in the upper Great Lakes basin. Trans. Amer. Fish. Soc. 135:1478-1492.  

Donofrio, Michael C., Kim T. Scribner, Edward A. Baker, Jeannette Kanefsky, Iyob Tsehaye, and Robert F. Elliott. 2018. Telemetry and Genetic Data Characterize Lake Sturgeon Breeding Ecology and Spawning Site Fidelity in Green Bay Rivers of Lake Michigan. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 34: 302-313. 

Doretto, A., Receveur, J.,  Benbow, M. E., Baker, E. A., & Scribner, K. T. 2021. Nested analysis of macroinvertebrate diversity along a river continuum: Identifying relevant spatial scales for stream communities. River Research and Applications, 38: 334-344.

Duong, Y., K.T. Scribner, J.A. Crossman, P. Forsythe, and E. Baker. 2011. Environmental and maternal effects on timing and duration of dispersal of larval lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Canadian J. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68: 643-654. 

Duong, Y., K.T. Scribner, J.A. Crossman, P. Forsythe, and E. Baker. 2011. Relative loss of larval lake sturgeon among families during dispersal. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 91: 459-469. 

Duong, T.Y., K.T. Scribner, P. S. Forsythe , J.A. Crossman,, and E.A. Baker. 2013. Inter-annual variation in effective number of breeders and estimation of effective population size in long-lived iteroparous lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Molecular Ecology. 22: 1282-1294. 

Duong, T.Y, Bence, J., Forsythes, P.S., Crossman, J.A., Baker, E.A., & Scribner, K.T. 2023. Individual-based analyses reveal effects of behavioral and demographic variables associated with multi-annual reproductive success of male and female lake sturgeon. Ecol Evol. doi:10.1002/ece3.10253.

Finley A.O., Forsythe P.S., Crossman J.A., Baker E.A., Scribner K.T. 2018 Assessing impact of exogenous features on biotic phenomena in the presence of strong spatial dependence: A lake sturgeon case study in natural stream settings. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0204150. 

Forsythe, P.S., J.A. Crossman, N.M. Bello, E.A. Baker, and K.T. Scribner. 2012. Individual-based analyses reveal high repeatability in timing and location of reproduction in lake sturgeon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69: 60-72.  

Forsythe, P.S., K.T. Scribner, J.A. Crossman, A. Ragavendran, C. Davis, E.A. Baker, and K.K. Smith. 2012..Environmental and lunar cues are predictive of timing of river entry and spawning site arrival in lake sturgeon. Journal of Fish Biology. 81: 35-53.  

Forsythe, P.S., K.T. Scribner, J.A. Crossman , A. Ragavendran, E.A. Baker. 2013. Experimental assessment of the magnitude and sources of lake sturgeon egg mortality in a natural stream setting. Transactions American Fisheries Society. 142: 1005-1011. 

Forsythe, P.S., J.A. Crossman, C.P. Firkus, K.T. Scribner, and E.A. Baker. 2018. Effects of crayfish density, body size and substrate on consumption of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens Rafinesque, 1817) eggs by invasive rusty crayfish [(Orconectes rusticus (Girard, 1852)]. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 314: 314-321.

Fujimoto, M., J.A. Crossman, K.T. Scribner, and T.L. Marsh. 2013. Microbial community assembly and succession on lake sturgeon egg surfaces as a function of simulated spawning stream flow rate. Microbial Ecology. 66:500–511. 

Fujimoto, M., B. Lovett, R. Angoshtari, P. Nirenburg, T.P. Loch, K. T. Scribner, and T. L. Marsh. 2017. Antagonistic interactions and biofilm forming capabilities among bacterial strains isolated from the egg surfaces of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Microbial Ecology. 75: 22-37. 

Fujimoto, M., Marsh, T. L., and Scribner, K. T. 2020. Effects of Water Filtration and Temperature on Microbial Colonization and Survival of Lake Sturgeon Eggs. North American Journal of Aquaculture, 83: 26-37

Hastings, R., J. Bauman, K.T. Scribner, and E. Baker. 2013. Post hatch dispersal distance of the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) embryo in different substrate types. J. Applied Ichthyology. 29: 1208-1213. 

Hegna, J., K.T. Scribner and E.A. Baker. 2019. Evaluation of Optimal Surgical Incision Placement, Closure Methods, and Transmitter Burden on Surgical Outcomes for Intracoelomic Transmitter Implantation in Age-0 Lake Sturgeon. Journal of Fisheries Research 218: 198-208. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13378

Hegna, Jonathan, Kim T. Scribner, Edward Baker. 2019. Movement and habitat use characteristics of juvenile lake sturgeon in a small hydroelectric reservoir system. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 77: 611–624.

Heinle, K., Larson, D. L., Lockwood, A. M., Baker, E. A., and K. T. Scribner. 2020. Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum, Storer, 1845) predation on early ontogenetic stages of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens, Rafinesque, 1817). Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 36: 151-158.

Homola, Jared J., Kim T. Scribner, Robert F. Elliott, Michael C. Donofrio, Jeannette Kanefsky, Kregg M. Smith. 2012. Genetically Derived Estimates of Contemporary Natural Straying Rates and Historical Gene Flow among Lake Sturgeon Populations. Transactions American Fisheries Society. 141:1374-1388. 

Homola, J. J., K. T. Scribner, E. A. Baker, and N. A. Auer. 2010. Genetic assessment of straying rates for wild and hatchery reared lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in Lake Superior tributaries. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:798-802. 

Hunter, R. D., Roseman, E. F., Sard, N. M.,  DeBruyne, R. L., Wang, J., and K.T. Scribner. 2020. Genetic Family Reconstruction Characterizes Lake Sturgeon Use of Newly Constructed Spawning Habitat and Larval Dispersal. Transactions American Fisheries Society. 149(3): 266-283, DOI: 10.1002/tafs.10225.

Hunter, R. D., Roseman, E. F., Sard, N. M., Hayes, D. B., Brenden, T. O., DeBruyne, R. L., and K.T. Scribner. 2020. Egg and Larval Collection Methods Affect Spawning Adult Numbers Inferred by Pedigree Analysis. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 40(2): 307-319. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10333

Jay, K. J., Crossman, J. A., & K. T. Scribner. 2020. Temperature affects transition timing and phenotype between key developmental stages in white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus yolk-sac larvae. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 103(9): 1149-1162. DOI 10.1007/s10641-020-01007-1.

Jay, K.J., J. M. McGuire, and K.T. Scribner. 2018. Ecological conditions affect behavioral and morphological trait variability of Lake Sturgeon yolk-sac larvae. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 34: 341-347. 

Johnston, A. E., Shavalier, M. A., Scribner, K. T., Soto, E., Griffin, M. J., Waldbieser, G. C., Richardson, B. M., Winter, A. D., Yun, S. Baker, E. A., Larson, D. L., Kiupel, M. K., & Loch, T. P. 2022. First Isolation of a Herpesvirus (Family Alloherpesviridae) from Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Animals. 12, 3230.

Kanefsky, J., Smith, S., & Scribner, K. T. 2022. Real-time PCR-based method for sex determination in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Diversity. 14(10), 839;  

Kimmel, J., Buchinger, T., Larson, D., Baker, E., Zorn, T., Scribner, K., Li, W. 2023. Behavioral evidence of olfactory imprinting during embryonic and larval stages in lake sturgeon. Conservation Physiology. In Press.

Larson, D.L., Kimmel, J.G., Riedy, J.J., Hegna, J., Baker, E.A., and K.T. Scribner. 2020. Male Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) migratory behavior associated with intra-annual variability in sperm and reproductive success. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 77: 1943-1959.   

Larson, D. L., Scribner, K. T., Dabrowski, K., Lee, B. J., & Crossman, J. 2021. Egg lipid and thiamine levels vary between early and late spawning lake sturgeon. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 00, 1–9.

McGuire, J.M., D. Bello-Deocampo, J. Bauman, E. Baker, and K.T. Scribner. 2018. Histological characterization of goanadal development of juvenile lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Envir. Biol. Fish. 102 (7): 969–983.

Osborne, M. J., Dowling, T. E., Scribner, K. T., & T. F. Turner. Wild at heart: Programs to diminish negative ecological and evolutionary effects of conservation hatcheries. Biological Conservation: doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108768

Pledger S., E. Baker and K.T.  Scribner. 2013. Breeding return times and abundance in capture-recapture models. Biometrics. 69:991-1001. 

Receveur, J., Doretto, A. Baker, E.A.,  Larson, D. L., Bauman, J., Walquist, R., Benbow, M.E., & Scribner, K.T. 2022. Riverine Drift Communities During Larval Fish Dispersal Over Multiple Recruitment Years. Hydrobiologia. In Press.

Sanfilippo, G., Riedy, J., Larson, D., & Scribner, K. T. Multi-year evidence of unbiased sex ratios in hatchery and wild-reared age-0 lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Journal of Great Lakes Research, 48(5): 1306-1313

Scribner, K. T. & Kanefsky, J. 2021. Molecular sexing of lake sturgeon. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 47: 934-936. 

Scribner, K. T., Uhrig, G., Kanefsky, J., Sard, N. M., Holtgren, M., Jerome, C., & Ogren, S. 2021. Pedigree-based decadal estimates of lake sturgeon adult spawning numbers and genetic diversity of stream-side hatchery produced offspring. Journal of Great Lakes Research, 48(2): 551-564.

Tamrakar, S., Kimmel, J., Chung-Davidson, Y-W., Buchinger, T., Scribner, K.T., Li, W. 2023. Determination of thyroid hormones in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) tissues at different developmental stages using a sensitive Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry method. J Chromat B. doi:10.1016/j.jchromb.2023.123803. In Press.

Tsehaye, I., T.O. Brenden, J.R. Bence, W. Liu, K.T. Scribner, J. Kanefsky, K. Bott, and R.F. Elliott. 2016. Combining genetics with age/length data to estimate consistent changes in year-class strength of spawning populations contributing to admixtures, with application to Lake Michigan lake sturgeon. Fisheries Research. 173: 236-249. 

Tucker, S. R., Grimm, A. N., Crossman, J. A., Scribner, K. T. and Forsythe, P. A. Milt volume influences the probability of egg fertilization in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens, Rafinesque, 1817) Journal of Applied Ichthyology. DOI: 10.1111/jai.14031.

Valentine, S., Bauman, J., and K.T. Scribner. 2017. Effects of alternative foods on body size and survival of larval lake sturgeon. North American Journal of Aquaculture. 79: 275-282. 

Walquist, R.W., Scribner, K. T., Waraniak, J., Bauman, J., Marsh, T. L., Kanefsky, J, and Larson, D.L. Aquatic Insects Differentially affect Lake Sturgeon Larval Phenotypes and Egg Surface Microbial Communities. Plos one. PLoS ONE 17(11): e0277336.

Waraniak, J. M., Blumstein, D., and K. T. Scribner. 2017. Barcoding PCR primers detect larval lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in diets of piscine predators. Conservation Genetics Resources. 10(2): 259-268. 

Waraniak, J. M., S. A. Valentine, and K.T. Scribner. 2017. Effects of changes in alternative prey densities on predation of drifting larval Lake Sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens. J. Freshwater Ecology. 32: 619-632. 

Waraniak, J. M., Baker, E. A., and K.T. Scribner. 2018. Molecular diet analysis reveals predator-prey community dynamics and environmental factors affect predation of larval lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in a natural system. J. Fish Biol. doi: 10.1111/jfb.13726. 

Waraniak, J. M., Marsh, T. L., and K. T. Scribner. 2019. 18s rRNA metabarcoding diet analysis of predatory fish community across seasonal changes in prey availability. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4857  

Wassink, L., Huerta, B.  Li, W. and K.T. Scribner. 2020. Interaction of egg cortisol and offspring experience influences stress-related behaviour and physiology in lake sturgeon. Animal Behaviour. 161: 49-59.

Wassink, L., Bussy, U.,  Li, W.,  and K. T. Scribner. 2019. High-stress rearing temperature in Acipenser fulvescens affects physiology, behaviour and predation rates. Animal Behavior. 157: 153-165.

Wassink, L. R., Riedy, J. J.,  Huerta, B. Johnson, G., Li, W.  Larson, D. L., & Scribner, K. T. 2021. Early life interactions with aquatic insects elicits physiological and behavioral stress responses in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 104: 989–1003.

Wassink, L., Huerta, B., Larson, D. L., Li, W., & Kim T. Scribner. 2022. Hatchery and wild larval lake sturgeon experience effects of captivity on stress reactivity, behavior, and predation risk.  Conservation Physiology 10(1): coac062;doi:10.1093/conphys/coac062.

Welsh, A., May, B., Krueger, C..  Scribner, K. T., Elliott, R., and H. Quinlan. 2010. Genetic Guidelines for the Stocking of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Great Lakes Basin. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Miscellaneous Publication. 2010-09. 


In Review or Revision

Larson, D. L., Baker, E. A., & Scribner, K. T. 2024.  Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) ovarian fluid   and mate relatedness mediate cryptic female choice via reduced sperm motility and egg fertility and survival success. Conservation Physiology, In review.

Larson, D. L., Brenden, T. O., Baker, E. A., & Scribner, K. T. 2024. Lake sturgeon inter-spawning interval is associated with prior reproductive effort including intra- and inter-sexual interactions and exposure to environmental conditions. Scientific Reports, In review.

Taylor, A. A., Larson, D. L., Scribner, K. T., Baker, E. A., Halden, N. M., & Anderson, W. G. 2024. Using Fin Ray Elemental Signatures and Growth Zone Width to Estimate Onset of Sexually Maturity in Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. In review.


Student Dissertations and Theses

Pat DeHaan (2002). Demographic and Life History Characteristics of Remnant Lake Sturgeon Populations in the Upper Great Lakes Basin: Inferences Based on Genetic Analyses. Master’s Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Kristin Bott (2006). Genetic analyses of dispersal, harvest mortality, and recruitment for remnant populations of lake sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens, in open-water and riverine habitats of Lake Michigan.  Master’s Thesis. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

James Crossman (2008). Evaluating Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) restoration programs in the Great Lakes: Effects of collection method, hatchery rearing environment, and age of stocking on genetic diversity, growth, survival,and predation. PhD Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Patrick Forsythe (2010). External correlates of migratory and spawning activity and egg deposition and mortality in lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens. PhD Dissertation, Department of Zoology, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI.

Yen Thuy Duong (2010). Effects of spawning behavior and environmental factors on adult reproductive ecology and larval dispersal of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). PhD Dissertation, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 

Masa Fujimoto (2012). Microbial community succession on the Lake Sturgeon egg surface: mechanisms shaping the microbial community assemblage and the effect of microbes on host life history. PhD Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Kari Dammerman (2015). Extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting adult reproductive biology and early life stage development of lake sturgeon. PhD Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

John Bauman (2015). Investigations of aquaculture methodologies to enhance success of Great Lakes lake sturgeon streamside facilities. Master’s Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Shairah Abdul Razak (2017). Biotic and Abiotic Factors Influence Formation and Ontogenic Dynamics of Molecularly Defined Gastro-Intestinal Microbial Communities in Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser Fulvescens) and Channel Catfish (Ictalurus Punctatus). PhD Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Justin Waraniak (2017). Barcoding, Metabarcoding, and Experimental Analyses of Community Dynamics and Environmental Conditions Affecting Predation of Larval Lake Sturgeon in the Black River, Michigan. Mater’s Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Robert Hunter (2018). Assessing Reproductive Success of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) Associated with Natural and Constructed Spawning Reefs in a Large River System Using Pedigree Analysis.  Master’s Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Lydia Wassink (2020). Effects of early life stress on behavior, physiology, and fitness in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens).  PhD Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Joseph Riedy (2022). Environmental Influences on Lake Sturgeon Survival During Early Life States. PhD Dissertation, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Jacob Kimmel (2022). Investigating the potential of amino acid facilitated olfactory imprinting in age-0 Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Master’s Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Amber Johnston (2022). First isolation of an Acipenserid Herpesvirus (Family Alloherpesviridae) from Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Great Lakes Basin. Master’s Thesis, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Doug Larson (2023). Lake sturgeon reproductive behavior is associated with intra- and inter-annual spawning return trade-offs. Master’s Thesis. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Jonathan Hegna (current). Juvenile Lake Sturgeon Passage Behavior and Survival at Two Hydroelectric Dams in Northern Michigan. PhD Dissertation.

Maxwell Majinska (current). Comparing habitat use, survival, and movement patterns of stream-side and traditionally-reared Lake Sturgeon stocked into the Saginaw River System. Master’s Thesis.