Fish and
Wildlife Resources

University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844-1136

Office Phone:
(208) 885-5171
Office Fax:
(208) 885-9080

Selected Publications


* denotes a Laboratory project with a graduate student lead author.

In Press and 2015

*Hegg, J., Giarrizzo, T., and Kennedy, B.P. (2015) Diverse early life history strategies in migratory Amazonian catfish: Implications for conservation and management. PLOS One, 10(7): e1029697.

*Myrvold, K.M. and Kennedy, B.P. (2015) Metabolic constraints and physical habitat characteristics explain the spatial variation in the strength of self-thinning in a stream salmonid. Ecology and Evolution, 5(16): 3231-3242.

*Myrvold, K.M. and Kennedy, B.P. (2015) Age-specific density dependence and its impact on individual growth rates for a stream salmonid. Ecosphere, 6(12): DOI: 10.1890/ES15-00390.1.

*Myrvold, K.M. and Kennedy, B.P. (2015) Variation in juvenile steelhead densities in relation to instream habitat and watershed characteristics. Trans. of the American Fisheries Society. In press.

*McIlraith, B.J., Caudill, C.C., Kennedy, B.P., Peery, C.A., and Keefer, M.L. (2015) Seasonal migration behaviors and distribution of adult Pacific Lamprey in unimpounded reaches of the Snake River basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. In press.

*Hartson, R.B. and Kennedy, B.P. (2015) Competitive release modifies the impacts of hydrologic alteration for a partially migratory stream predator. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 24(2): 276-292.

*Myrvold, K.M. and Kennedy, B.P. (2015) Interactions between body mass and water temperatures cause energetic bottlenecks in juvenile steelhead. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI 10.1111/eff.12151.

With Appendices:


*Bourret, S.L., Kennedy, B.P., Caudill, C.C. and Chittaro, P.M. (2014) Using otolith chemical and structural analysis to investigate reservoir habitat use by juvenile Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. Journal of Fish Biology, 85(5): 1507-1525.

Chittaro, P.M., Zabel, R.W., Haught, K., Sanderson, B.L and Kennedy, B.P. (2014) Spatial and temporal patterns of growth and consumption by juvenile spring/summer Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). Environmental Biology of Fishes. 97(12): 1397-1409.

*Hamann, E.J. Kennedy, B.P., Whited, D.C., and Stanford, J.A. (2014) Spatial variability in spawning habitat selection by Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in a wilderness river. River Research and Applications. 30(9): 1099-1109.


*Hegg, J., Kennedy, B.P., and Fremier, A.K. (2013) Predicting strontium isotope variation and fish location with bedrock geology: Understanding the effects of geologic heterogeneity. Chemical Geology. 360-361: 89-98.

*Hegg, J., Kennedy, B.P., Chittaro, P., and Zabel, R. (2013) Spatial structuring of an evolving life-history strategy under altered environmental conditions. Oecologia. 172: 1017-1029.


*Hamann, E.J. and Kennedy, B.P. (2012) The effects of juvenile dispersal on straying in a migratory population. Ecology. 93(4): 733-740.

Laitala, K.L., Prather, T.S., Thill, D., Kennedy, B.P., and Caudill, C.C. (2012) Efficacy of benthic barriers as a control measure for Eurasian watermilfoil. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 5(2): 170-177.


Cosens, B., Fiedler, F., Boll, J., Higgins, L., Johnson, G., Kennedy, B., Laflin, M., Strand, E. and Wilson, P. (2011) Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources: Communication Across Disciplines. Issues in Integrative Studies. 29:118-143.

*Lorion, C.M., and Kennedy, B.P. and Braatne, J.H. (2011) Altitudinal gradients in stream fish diversity and the prevalence of diadromy in the Sixaola River basin, Costa Rica. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 91:487-499.

*Cromwell, K.J. and Kennedy, B.P. (2011) Diel distribution, behaviour, and consumption of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in a Wilderness stream. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. 20:421-430.


Nislow, K.H., Kennedy, B.P., Armstrong, J.D., Collen, P., Keay, J., and McKelvey, S. (2010) Nutrient restoration using Atlantic salmon carcasses as a component of habitat management in Scottish Highland streams. Salmonid Fisheries: Freshwater Habitat Management. Chapter 11, pp. 228 241. Edited by P. Kemp. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

*Kiser, T., Hanson, J., and Kennedy, B.P. (2010) Impacts and pathways of mine contaminants to bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) in an Idaho watershed. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 59:301-311.


*Lorion, C.M., and Kennedy, B.P. (2009) Riparian forest buffers mitigate the effects of deforestation on fish assemblages in tropical headwater streams. Ecological Applications, 19: 468-479.

*Lorion, C.M., and Kennedy, B.P. (2009) Relationships between deforestation, riparian forest buffers, and benthic macroinvertebrates in lowland neotropical streams. Freshwater Biology, 54: 165-180.

**Holecek, D.E., Cromwell, K.J., and Kennedy, B.P. (2009) Juvenile Chinook salmon summer habitat availability, use and selection in a Central Idaho Wilderness Stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 138: 633-644.

2008 and earlier

Kennedy, B.P., Nislow, K.H., C.L. Folt. (2008) Habitat mediated foraging limitations drive survival bottlenecks for juvenile salmon. Ecology, 89: 2529-2541.

*Rosenberger, E.E., Hampton, S.E., Fradkin, S.C., and Kennedy, B.P. (2008) Effects of shoreline development on the nearshore environment in large deep oligotrophic lakes. Freshwater Biology, 53: 1673-1691.

Kennedy, B.P., Chamberlain, C.P., Blum, J.D., Nislow, K.H. and Folt, C.L. (2005) Comparing naturally occurring stable isotopes of nitrogen, carbon, and strontium as markers for Atlantic salmon juvenile rearing locations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

Kennedy, B.P., Klaue, B., Blum, J.D., and Folt, C.L. (2004) Integrative measures of consumption rates in fish: expansion and application of a trace element approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 41:1009-1020.

Fuller, R.L., Kennedy, B.P., and Nielsen, C. (2004) Macroinvertebrate responses to algal and bacterial manipulations in streams. Hydrobiologia 523:113-126.

Kennedy, B.P., Klaue, A, Blum, J.D., Folt, C.L. and Nislow, K. (2002) Reconstructing the lives of salmon using Sr isotopes in otoliths. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59: 925-929.

Nislow, K.H., Magilligan, F.J., Folt, C.L, and Kennedy, B.P. (2002) Within-basin variation in the short term effects of a major flood on stream fishes and invertebrates. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 17:305-318.

Kennedy, B.P., Blum, J.D., Folt, C.L. and Nislow, K. (2000) Using natural strontium isotopic signatures as fish markers: methodology and application. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:2280-2292.

Kennedy, B.P. (2000) Understanding Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) performance, survival and dispersal through the use of environmental tracers. Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Mack, A.L., Ickes, K., Jessen, J.H., Kennedy, B.P., and Sinclair, J.R. (1999) Ecology of Aglai mackiana (Meliaceae) seedlings in a New Guinea rain forest. Biotropica 31:111-120.

Harrington, R., Kennedy, B.P., Chamberlain, C.P., Blum, J.D., and Folt, C.L. (1998) N15 enrichment in agricultural catchments: field patterns and applications to tracking Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Chemical Geology 147:281-294.

Kennedy, B.P., Folt, C.L., Blum, J.D., and Chamberlain, C.P. (1997) Natural isotope markers in salmon. Nature 387:766-767.

Hedin, L.O., von Fischer, J.C., Ostrom, N.E., Kennedy, B.P., Brown, M.G., and Robertson, G.P. (1997) Thermodynamic constraints on nitrogen transformations and other biogeochemical processes at soil-stream interfaces. Ecology 79:684-703.




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