Clifford Kraft studies ecosystem interactions that influence the management of freshwater fish populations in lakes and rivers -- with an emphasis on Adirondack ecosystems.
The overall goal of Kraft's research program is to understand ecological interactions regulating the abundance of key aquatic organisms, such as sport fish, nuisance invaders and rare species. These studies are designed to either identify ways to manage the abundance of these organisms or to understand factors that limit our capacity for their management.
Outreach and Extension Focus
Kraft regularly provides training for resource managers, scientists, and the public based on his applied research efforts regarding the management of fishery and aquatic resources. These training efforts address fisheries management in waters ranging in size from ponds to the Great Lakes, as well as the management of lake and stream habitats and water quality.
Kraft provides instruction in environmental science and sustainability, stream ecology, and environmental policy for undergraduate students, and data management for graduate students.
- Harder, A. M., Ardren, W. R., Evans, A. N., Futia, M. H., Kraft, C. E., Marsden, J. E., Richter, C. A., Rinchard, J., Tillitt, D. E., & Christie, M. R. (2018). Thiamine deficiency in fishes: causes, consequences, and potential solutions. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries . 28:865–886.
- Twining, C. W., Josephson, D. C., Kraft, C. E., Brenna, J. T., Lawrence, P. E., & Flecker, A. S. (2017). Limited seasonal variation in food quality and food web structure in an Adirondack stream: insights from fatty acids. Freshwater Science. 36:877-892.
- Kraft, C. E., & Angert, E. A. (2017). Competition for vitamin B1 (thiamin) structures numerous ecological interactions. The Quarterly Review of Biology. 92:151-168.
- Warren, D. R., Kraft, C. E., Josephson, D. J., & Driscoll, C. T. (2016). Acid rain recovery may help to mitigate the impacts of climate change on thermally sensitive fish in lakes across eastern North America. Global Change Biology.
- Edwards, K. A., Seog, W., Han, L., Feder, S., Kraft, C. E., & Baeumner, A. J. (2016). High-throughput detection of thiamine using periplasmic binding protein-based recognition. Analytical Chemistry. 88:8248-8256.
- Kraft, C. E., Gordon, E. R., & Angert, E. R. (2014). A rapid throughput method for assaying thiaminase I activity in diverse biological samples. PLOS One.
- Martin, L. J., Quinn, J. E., Ellis, E. C., Shaw, M. R., Dorning, M. A., Kraft, C. E., Hallett, L. M., Heller, N. E., Hobbs, R. J., Law, E., Michel, N. L., Perring, M., Shirey, P. D., & Wiederholt, R. (2014). Conservation opportunities across the world's anthromes. Diversity and Distributions: A Journal of Conservation Biogeography.
- Tillitt, D. C., Kraft, C. E., Honeyfifeld, D. C., & Fitzsimons, J. D. (2012). Thiamine deficiency: A viable hypothesis for paralytic syndrome in Baltic birds. Commentary on Sonne et al., 2012. A review of the factors causing paralysis in wild birds: Implications for the paralytic syndrome observed in the Baltic Sea. Science of the Total Environment. 416:32-39.
- Warren, D. R., Robinson, J. M., Josephson, D. C., Sheldon, D. R., & Kraft, C. E. (2012). Elevated summer temperatures delay spawning and reduce redd construction for resident brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). Global Change Biology. 18:1804Ð1811.
- Kraft, C. E., Warren, D. R., & Keeton, W. S. (2011). Identifying the spatial pattern of wood distribution in northeastern North American streams. Geomorphology. 135:#N/A.
Presentations and Activities
- Adirondack Brook Trout and Acid Rain: Environmental Legislation Fosters Successful Restoration. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. August 2018. American Fisheries Society . Atlantic City, NJ.