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Department of
Fish & Wildlife

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-6434

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136
Dennis Scarnecchia

Dennis Scarnecchia

Office: Phinney 315
Phone: (208) 885-5981
Email: scar@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: c/o Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1136

College of Natural Resources
Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1990

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Paddlefish and sturgeon research
    • Salmon and trout research
    • Fish ecology
    • Fish stock assessment
    • Fish population dynamics
    • Large river fisheries
  • Selected Publications

    Gidley, C.A., D.L. Scarnecchia and J.A. Hanson.  2012.  Fish community structure associated with stabilized and unstabilized shoreline habitats, Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho, USA.  River Research and Applications 28:554-566. pdf

    Scarnecchia, D.L., B.D. Gordon, J.D. Schooley, L.F. Ryckman, B.J. Schmitz, S.E. Miller and Y. Lim.  2011.  Southern and northern Great Plains (United States) paddlefish stocks within frameworks of Acipenseriform life history and the metabolic theory of ecology.  Reviews in Fisheries Science.  19:279-298.

    VanDyke, E.S., D.L. Scarnecchia, B.C. Jonasson and R.W. Carmichael.  2010.  Ecology of winter concealment behavior of juvenile spring chinook salmon in the Grande Ronde River basin, Oregon. Northwest Science 84:9-19.

    Van Dyke, E.S., D.L. Scarnecchia, B.C. Jonasson and R.W. Carmichael.  2009.  Relationship of winter concealment habitat quality on pool use by juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in the Grande Ronde River Basin, Oregon, USA.  Hydrobiologia 625:27-42. pdf 

    Scarnecchia, D.L., L.F. Ryckman, Y. Lim, S.E. Miller, B.J. Schmitz, G.J. Power, and S.A. Shefstad.  2009.  Riverine and reservoir influences on year class strength and growth of upper Great Plains paddlefish.  Reviews in Fisheries Science 17:241-266. pdf

    Scarnecchia, D. L., L. F. Ryckman, Y. Lim, G. Power, B. J. Schmitz, and J. A. Firehammer 2007. Life history and the costs of reproduction in northern Great Plains paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) as a potential framework for other Acipenseriform fishes. Reviews in Fisheries Science. 15:211-263. pdf 

    Scarnecchia, D. L., L. F. Ryckman, Y. Lim, G. Power, B. Schmitz, and V. Riggs. 2006. A long-term program for validation and verification of dentaries for age estimation in the Yellowstone-Sakakawea paddlefish stock. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:1086-1094. pdf

    For a complete list of publications, please visit Dr. Scarnecchia's publications.

  • Research Projects
      • Research and management issues
      • Outreach Projects