PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (please contact me if you need access to an article)

22. Endangered Species Act Expenditures for Fish Taxa Managed by The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Are Predicted by Lawsuits, Captive Propagation, and Region

Shirey, P.D., and S.A.R. Colvin. 2022. Fisheries early online

21. A Review of Recovery Plan Criteria for Threatened and Endangered Fish Taxa Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Shirey, P.D., S.A.R. Colvin, L.H. Roulson, and T.E. Bigford. 2022. Fisheries early online

20. Angling for Ideas in Science Communication to Hosting a Photo-essay Workshop: Implementing the Winning Idea from Wiley's Impact-a-thon
Defilippi Simpson, J., S. Glaser, K. Murchie, and P.D. Shirey. 2021 Fisheries 46(12):617-228.

19. Dynamics of large wood added to Midwestern, USA, streams

Bosio, S.F., P.D. Shirey, S.A. Entrekin, T.J. Hoellein, A.H. Moerke, E.J. Rosi, J.L. Tank, and G.A. Lamberti. 2021. River Research and Applications. 

18. Tracking fisheries through time: the American Fisheries Society as a historical lens

Whelan, G.E., M.D. Day, J. Casselman, L. Gephart, C.J. Hall, J. Lichatowich, M. Matylewich, L. Miranda, L. Roulson, P.D. Shirey, N. Mercado-Silva, J. Waldman, and D. Winters. 2020. Fisheries 45(9):392-426. 

17. Stream habitat provided by large wood at risk under drainage law

Shirey, P.D., J.B. Kenny, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. 2020. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45:1318-1324.

16. Headwater streams and wetlands are critical for sustaining fish, fisheries, and ecosystem services

Colvin, S.A.R., S.M.P. Sullivan, P.D. Shirey, R.W. Colvin, K.O. Winemiller, R.M. Hughes, K.D. Fausch, D.M. Infante, J.D. Olden, K.R. Bestgen, R.J. Danehy, and L. Eby. 2019. Fisheries 44(2):73-91 doi: 10.1002/fsh.10229

15. Imperiled species policy is a critical issue for AFS

Shirey, P.D., L.H. Roulson, and T.E. Bigford. 2018. Fisheries 43(11):527-532 doi: 10.1002/fsh.10157

14. Comparative Cost and Effort of Fish Distribution Detection via Environmental DNA Analysis and Electrofishing

Evans, N.T., P.D. Shirey, J.G. Wieringa, A.R. Mahon, and G.A. Lamberti. 2017. Fisheries 42(2): 90-99. 

13. A Shifting Tide: Recommendations for Incorporating Science Communication into Graduate Training

Hundey, E.J., J.H. Olker, C. Carreira, R.M. Daigle, A.K. Elgin, M. Finniguerra, N.J. Gownaris, N. Hayes, L. Heffner, M. Maier, N.R. Razavi, P.D. Shirey, B.B. Tolar, and E.M. Wood-Charlson. 2016. Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin 25(4): 109-116.

12. Long-term fish community response to a reach-scale stream restoration

Shirey, P.D., M.A. Brueseke, J.B. Kenny, and G.A. Lamberti. 2016. Ecology and Society 21(3):11 (13 pages). Open Access

11. Estimating species richness using environmental DNA

Olds, B.P., C.L. Jerde, M.A. Renshaw, Y. Li, N.T. Evans, C.R. Turner, K. Deiner, A.R. Mahon, M.A. Brueseke, P.D. Shirey, M.E. Pfrender, D.M. Lodge, and G.A. Lamberti. 2016. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2186. Available early online at

10. The face of conservation responding to a changing world

Wiederholt, R., A. Trainor, N. Michel, R., P.D. Shirey, R.R. Swaisgood, D. Tallamy, and S.C.C. Patton. 2015. Integrative Zoology 10(5): 436-452. (Contact Patrick for article)

9. Conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes.

Martin, L.J., J.E. Quinn, E.C. Ellis, M.R. Shaw, M.A. Dorning, C.E. Kraft, L. Hallett, N. Heller, R. Hobbs, E. Law, N. Michel, M. Perring, P.D. Shirey, and R. Wiederholt. 2014.  Diversity and Distributions 20: 745-755. 

8. Commercial trade of federally listed threatened and endangered plants in the United States.

Shirey, P.D., B.N. Kunycky, D.T. Chaloner, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. 2013.  Conservation Letters 6(5): 300-316.

7. Review and reinterpretation of Rio Grande silvery minnow reproductive ecology using egg biology, life history, hydrology and geomorphology information.

Medley, C.N., and P.D. Shirey. 2013.  Ecohydrology 6(3): 491-505. (Contact Patrick for article)

6. Assisted colonization under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Shirey, P.D., and G.A. Lamberti. 2010.  Conservation Letters 3(1): 45-52.

5. Effects of salinity on specific gravity and viability of eggs of a North American minnow (Cyprinidae).

Cowley, D.E., J.C. Alleman, R. Sallenave, R.R. McShane, and P.D. Shirey. 2009.  Scientia Marina 73(S1): 43-58.

4. Diatoms from gut contents of museum specimens of an endangered minnow suggest long-term ecological changes in the Rio Grande (US).

Shirey, P.D., D.E. Cowley, and R. Sallenave. 2008.  Journal of Paleolimnology 40(1): 263-272. (Contact Patrick for article)

3. Ecology of the Rio Grande silvery minnow (Cyprinidae: Hybognathus amarus) inferred from specimens collected in 1874.

Cowley, D.E., P.D. Shirey, and M.D. Hatch. 2006.   Reviews in Fisheries Science 14: 111-125. (Contact Patrick for article)


2. Shirey, P.D. Updating AFS dam removal policy to engage with policymakers. Fisheries 45(2):61-62.

1. Regulate trade in rare plants.

Shirey, P.D., and G.A. Lamberti. 2011. Nature 469: 465-467. (Contact Patrick for article)


The cultural ties that bind: Tribes and endangered species conservation.

Shirey, P.D. 2016.  Tribal Business Journal 1(2):30-32.

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5. Bain, D.J., T.R. DaCanal, A.T. Iannacchione, A.R. Kautz, P.D. Shirey, S.J. Tonsor, M.A. Copeland, A.J. Deglmann, M.J. Hill, D.N. Kandanarachchi, S.D. Trout, and R.O. Winn. 2019. The Effects of Subsidence Resulting from Underground Bituminous Coal Mining in Pennsylvania, 2013-2018. 994 pp. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Pittsburgh, PA 

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4. Waupochick, A., and P.D. Shirey. 2016. Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan. Stockbridge Munsee Community Environmental Department. Submitted to the EPA for funding on August 30, 2016. Approved for 5 years of funding on September 30, 2016. Bowler, WI

3. Evans, N.T., P.D. Shirey, and G.A. Lamberti in collaboration with H. Jennings and P. Heideman. 2013. Middle Branch Ontonagon River 2012 Fisheries and Habitat Assessment. Notre Dame, IN

2. Shirey, P.D., J. Medland, and G.A. Lamberti. 2009. Namekagon River cold-water zone fish habitat history report. Submitted to the National Park Service, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, St. Croix Falls, WI

1. Cowley, D.E., J. Alleman, R.R. McShane, P.D. Shirey, R. Sallenave. 2005. Effects of salinity and suspended sediment on physical properties of the egg of the Rio Grande silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus). NMWRRI Technical Report No. 334, 13 pp. Las Cruces, NM