Aquaculture Research Publications

Aquaculture Research Publications


Dorr, B.S. and D.G. Fielder. 2017. Double-crested cormorants: Too much of a good thing? Fisheries 42(9): 468-477. doi:10.1080/03632415.2017.1356121

Dorr, B.S. and D.G. Fielder. 2017. The rise of double-crested cormorants: Too much of a good thing? The Wildlife Professional. 11(1)27-31.  doi: 

Guilfoyle, M.P., H.L. Farrington, R.F. Lance, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, B.S. Dorr, and R.A. Fischer. 2017. Movement of Hypophthalmichthys DNA in the Illinois River Watershed by the double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus). Waterbirds 40(1):63-68.  doi: 10.1675/063.040.0109

King, D.T., G. Wang, Z. Yang, and J.W. Fischer. 2017. Advances and environmental conditions of spring migration phenology of American white pelicans. Scientific Reports 7:40339.  doi: 10.1038/srep40339

Sheehan, K.L., K.C. Hanson-Dorr, B.S. Dorr, G.K. Yarrow and R.J. Johnson. 2017. The influence of geographical location, host maturity and sex on intestinal helminth communities of the double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus from the eastern United States. Journal of Helminthology 91:561-568. doi: 10.1017/S0022149X16000675

Sheehan, K.L., S.T. Esswein, B.S. Dorr, G.K. Yarrow, and R.J. Johnson. 2017. Using species distribution models to define nesting habitat of the eastern metapopulation of double-crested cormorants. Ecology and Evolution 7:409-418.  doi: 10.1002/ece3.2620


Dorr, B.S., K.L. Sullivan, P.D. Curtis, R.B. Chipman, and R.D. McCullough. 2016. Double-crested Cormorants. Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Ft. Collins, Colorado. 17p.

Clements, S., B. Davis, B. Dorr, L.A. Roy, A.M. Kelly, and C.R. Engle. 2016. New study underway to estimate the impact of lesser scaup on Arkansas's baitfish industry. Arkansas Aquafarming 33(3):2.

King, D.T., J. Fischer, B. Strickland, W.D. Walter, F.L. Cunningham, and G. Wang. 2016. Winter and summer home ranges of American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) captured at loafing sites in the southeastern United States. Waterbirds 39(3):287-294.  doi: 10.1675/063.039.0308

Chastant, J.E., C.T. Callaghan, and D. T. King. 2016. Morphometric Variation during Chick Development in Interior Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus). Waterbirds 39(3):260-267.  doi: 10.1675/063.039.0305

Meyer, K.A., C.L. Sullivan, P. Kennedy, D.J. Schill, D.M. Teuscher, A.F. Brimmer, and D.T. King. 2016. Predation by American white pelicans and double-crested cormorants on catchable-sized hatchery Rainbow trout in select Idaho lentic waters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36(2):294-308.  doi: 10.1080/02755947.2015.1120835  

Lafferty, D.J.R., K.C. Hanson-Dorr, A.M. Prisock, and B.S. Dorr. 2016. Biotic and abiotic impacts of double-crested cormorant breeding colonies on forested islands in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 369:10-19.  doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.03.026  

Dorr, B.S., K.C. Hanson-Dorr, S.C. Barras and T.L. DeVault. 2016. Reproductive characteristics of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) in the eastern United States:  Demographic information for an intensely managed species. Waterbirds 39(1): 81-85.  

Craig, E.C., D.T. King, J.P. Sparks, and P.D. Curtis. 2016. Aquaculture depredation by double-crested cormorants breeding in eastern North America. Journal of Wildlife Management 80(1):57-62. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.989  


Craig, E.C., B.S. Dorr, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, J.P. Sparks, and P.D. Curtis. 2015. Isotopic discrimination in the Double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus).  PloS One 10(10):e0140946.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140946

Jubirt, M.M., L.A. Hanson, K.C. Hanson-Dorr, L. Ford, S. Lemmons, P. Fioranelli, and F.L. Cunningham. 2015. Potential for Great Egrets (Ardea alba) to transmit a virulent strain of Aeromonas hydrophila among channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) culture ponds. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(3):634-639. doi: 10.7589/2014-06-156

Dorr, B.S. and C.R. Engle. 2015. Influence of simulated double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus, predation on multiple-batch production of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 46(3):319-327.  doi: 10.1111/jwas.12187

Ayers, C.R., K.C. Hanson-Dorr, S. O'Dell, C.D. Lovell, M.L. Jones, J.R. Suckow, and B.S. Dorr. 2015. Impacts of colonial waterbirds on vegetation and potential restoration of island habitats.  Restoration Ecology 23(3):252-260.  doi: 10.1111/rec.12169


Cunningham, F.L., S.W. Jack, D. Hardin, and R.W. Wills. 2014. Risk factors associated with enteric septicemia of catfish on Mississippi commercial catfish farms. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 26(2):84-90.  doi: 10.1080/08997659.2014.886635

Dorr, B.S., K.C. Hanson-Dorr, T.L. DeVault, A.Guillaumet, and S.C. Barras. 2014. Geographic segregation and evidence of density-dependent changes in sex ratios in an abundant colonial waterbird. Integrative Zoology 9:570-583.  doi: 10.1111/1749-4877.12091.

Chastant, J.E., D.T. King, D.V.C.Weseloh, D.J. Moore. 2014. Population dynamics of Double-crested Cormorants in two interior breeding areas. Journal of Wildlife Management 78(1): 3-11. doi: 10.1002/jwmg.628.

Guillaumet, A., B.S. Dorr, G. Wang, and T.J. Doyle. 2014. The cumulative effects of management on the population dynamics of the Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus in the Great Lakes. Ibis 156(1): 141-152. doi 10.1111/ibi.12109.

O'Hear, M., L.Pote, M.Yost, C. Doffitt, T. King, and C.Panuska. 2014. Morphologic and molecular identifications of digenetic trematodes in Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) from the Mississippi Delta. USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(1): 42-49. doi: 10.7589/2012-10-249.


Courtot, K. N., D. D. Roby, J. Y. Adkins, D. E. Lyons, D. T. King, and R. S. Larsen. 2012. Colony connectivity of Pacific Coast double-crested cormorants based on post-breeding dispersal from the region's largest colony. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1462-1471.

Cunningham F.L., Jack S.W., Hardin D. and R.W. Wills. 2012. Pond-level risk factors associated with columnaris disease on Mississippi commercial catfish farms. J Aquat Anim Health 24:178-84. DOI: 10.1080/08997659.2012.675932.

Dorr, B.S., and C. Somers. 2012. The direction of research and management of double-crested cormorants heading into the 2000s. Waterbirds 35: 138-148.

Dorr, B.S., J.D. Taylor II, S.J. Werner, D.T. King, J.F. Farquhar, I.M. Mazzocchi, and R.D. McCullough. 2012. Summer and migrational movements of satellite-marked double-crested cormorants from a breeding colony managed by egg-oiling in Lake Ontario, USA. Waterbirds 35: 114-123.

Dorr, B.S., L.W. Burger, S.C. Barras, and K.C. Godwin. 2012. Double-crested cormorant distribution on catfish aquaculture in the Yazoo River Basin of Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 36(1), 70-77. doi: 10.1002/wsb.94

Dorr, B. S., L.W. Burger, S.C. Barras, and K.C. Godwin. 2012. Economic impact of Double-crested cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus, depredation on Channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, aquaculture in Mississippi, USA. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 43(4): 502-513.

Dorr, B.S., S.L. Hanisch, P.H. Butchko, and D.G. Fielder. 2012. Management of double-crested cormorants to improve sport fisheries in Michigan: three case studies. Human-Wildlife Interactions, 6, 155-168.

Guillaumet, A., B. Dorr, and G.Wang, G. 2012. Towards optimized population control efficiency in space and time: A modelling framework adapted to a colonial waterbird. Ecological Modelling, 235: 95-101.

King, D.T., B.K. Strickland, and A.A. Radomski. 2012. Migration patterns of double-crested cormorants wintering in the southeastern United States. Waterbirds 35 (Special Publication 1): 132-137.

King, D.T., B.K. Strickland, and A.A. Radomski. 2012. Winter and summer home ranges and core use areas of double-crested cormorants captured near aquaculture facilities in the southeastern United States. Waterbirds 35 (Special Publication 1): 124-131.

Prisock, A. M., B. S. Dorr, and J. C. Cumbee. 2012. Modification of net configurations of the Coda® netlauncher to enhance bird capture. Human-Wildlife Interactions 6:237-244.


11-GUILLAUMET, A., B. S. DORR, G. WANG, J. D. TAYLOR, R. B. CHIPMAN, H. SCHERR, J. BOWMAN, K. F. ABRAHAM, T. J. DOYLE, AND E. CRANKER. 2011. Determinants of local and migratory movements of Great Lakes double-crested cormorants. Behavioral Ecology 22:1096-1103.

11-KHOO, L., D. J. WISE, L. M. POTE, A. J. MITCHELL, T. S. BYARS, M. C. YOST, C. M. DOFFITT, B. S. DORR, B. A. GEORGE, D. T. KING, T. R. HANSON, C. S. TUCKEER, T. E. GREENWAY, M. J. GRIFFIN, A. C. CAMUS, AND C. C. PANUSKA. 2011. Ameliorating the effects of the digenetic trematode, Bolbophorus damnificus, on the channel catfish industry. Pages 237-243 in R. C. Cipriano, A. W. Bruckner,and I. S. Shchelkunovv, editors. Bridging America and Russia with shared perspectives on aquatic animal health: Proceedings of the Third Bilateral Conference between Russia and the United States. Khaled bin Sultan Living Ocean Foundation, Landover, Maryland.

11- STRICKLAND, B. K., B. S. DORR, F. POGMORE, G. NOHRENBERG, S. C. BARRAS, J. E. MCCONNELL, AND J. GOBEILLE. 2011. Effects of management on double-crested cormorant nesting colony fidelity. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1012-1021


10-DORR, B. S., T. ADERMAN, P. H. BUTCHKO, AND S. C. BARRAS. 2010. Management effects on breeding and foraging numbers and movements of double-crested cormorants in the Les Cheneaux Islands, Lake Huron, Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:224-231. 907K

10-DORR, B. S., A. MOERKE, M. BUR, C. BASSETT, T. ADERMAN, D. TRAYNOR, R. D. SINGLETON, P. H. BUTCHKO, AND J. D. TAYLOR II. 2010. Evaluation of harassment of migrating double-crested cormorants to limit depredation on selected sport fisheries in Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research 36:215-223. 1,000K

10-HANSON, K. C., T. L. DEVAULT, AND S. J. DINSMORE. 2010. Increased abundance and first breeding record of the neotropic cormorant ( Phalacrocorax brasilianus) on the alluvial plain of Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 9:385-394. 747K

10-KING, D. T., J. L. BELANT, B. HARREL, AND J. GLAHN. 2010. Superabundant food at catfish aquaculture facilities improves body condition in American white pelicans. Waterbirds 33:221-227 91K

10-KING, D. T., B. F. BLACKWELL, B. S. DORR, AND J. L. BELANT. 2010. Effects of aquaculture on migration and movement patterns of double-crested cormorants. Human-Wildlife Interactions 4:77-86. 1,214K

10-KING, D. T., B. K. STRICKLAND, AND J. L. BELANT. 2010. Sex and age bias in American white pelicans captured and collected on wintering grounds. Waterbirds 33:546-549. 115K

10-KOEL, T. M., B. L. KERANS, S. C. BARRAS, K. C. HANSON, AND J. S. WOOD. 2010. Avian piscivores as vectors for Myxobolus cerebralis in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139:976-988. 287K


09-DOFFITT, C. M., L. M. POTE, AND D. T. KING. 2009. Experimental Bolphorus damnificus (Digenea: Bolbophoridae) infections in piscivorous birds. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45:684-691. 273K

09-FIKE, J. A., T. L. DEVAULT, AND O. E. RHODES. 2009. Identification of 24 polymorphic microsatellite markers for the double-crested cormorant ( Phalacrocorax auritus). Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1183-1185. 64K

09-YOST, M. C., L. M. POTE, D. J. WISE, B. S. DORR, AND T. D. RICHARDSON. 2009. Biomphalaria havanensis identified as a potential intermediate host for the digenetic trematode Bolbophorus damnificus. North American Journal of Aquaculture 71:10-15. 412K


08-CHASTANT, J. E., P. B. FIORANELLI, AND T. D. KING. 2008. Fledgling double-crested cormorants rehearse a food manipulation technique with woody debris, algae, and shells. Waterbirds148. 30K

08-DORR, B. S., L. W. BURGER, AND S. C. BARRAS. 2008. Evaluation of aerial cluster sampling of double-crested cormorants on aquaculture ponds in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1640. 327K

08-KING, D. T., AND J. E. CHASTANT. 2008. Water regurgitation by adult double-crested cormorants: a possible mechanism to assist in chick thermoregulation. Waterbirds 31:283-284. 30K

08-SOVADA, M. A., P. J. PIETZ, K. A. CONVERSE, D. T. KING, E. K. HOFMEISTER, P. SCHERR, AND H. S. IP. 2008. Impact of West Nile virus and other mortality factors on American white pelicans at breeding colonies in the northern plains of North America. Biological Conservation1021-1031. 453K

08- TAYLOR, J., AND B. STRICKLAND. 2008. Effects of roost shooting on double-crested cormorant use of catfish ponds--preliminary results. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 23:98-102. 435K


07-DEVAULT, T. L. 2007. Oneida Lake's cormorant harassment program--frequently asked questions. Oneida Lake Bulletin Summer 2007:3-4. 276K

07-PEARSE, A. T., B. S. DORR, S. J. DINSMORE, AND R. M. KAMINSKI. 2007. Comparison of sampling strategies to estimate abundance of double-crested cormorants in western Mississippi. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 1:27-34. (PDF; 799KB)


06-WERNER, S. J., AND B. S. DORR. 2006. Influence of fish stocking density on the foraging behavior of double-crested cormorants, Phalacrocorax auritus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 37:121-125. 90K


05-ANDERSON, D. W., AND D. T. KING. 2005. Introduction: Biology and conservation of the American white pelican. Waterbirds1-8. 254K

05-DORR, B., D. T. KING, J. B. HARREL, P. GERARD, AND M. G. SPALDING. 2005. The use of the culmen length to determine sex of the American white pelican. Waterbirds 28 (Special Publication 1):102-106. 104K

05-KING, D. T. 2005. Interactions between the American white pelican and aquaculture in the southeastern United States: an overview. Waterbirds 28 (Special Publication 1):83-86. 86K

05-KING, D. T., AND D. W. ANDERSON. 2005. Recent population status of the American white pelican: a continental perspective. Waterbirds 28 (Special Publication 1):48-54. 104K

05-ROCKE, T., K. CONVERSE, C. METEYER, AND R. G. MCLEAN. 2005. The impact of disease in the American white pelican in North America. Waterbirds 28 (Special Publication 1):87-94. 229K

05-SOVADA, M. A., D. T. KING, M. ERICKSON, AND C. GRAY. 2005. Historic and current status of the American white pelican breeding at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota. Waterbirds 28 (Special Publication) 1:27-34. 310K


04-9 BARRAS, S. C. 2004. Double-crested cormorants in Alabama. Alabama Wildlife 68(4):28-29. 194K

04-20 DORR, B., D. T. KING, M. E. TOBIN, J. B. HARREL, AND P. L. SMITH. 2004. Double-crested cormorant movements in relation to aquaculture in eastern Mississippi and western Alabama. Waterbirds 27(2):147-154. 74K


GLAHN, S. J. WERNER, T. HANSON, AND C. R. ENGLE. 2003. Cormorant depredation losses and their prevention at catfish farms: economic considerations. Pages 138-146 in Larry Clark, editor. Human conflicts with wildlife: economic considerations. Proceedings of the 3rd NWRC Special Symposium, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO, USA.


GLAHN, J. F., AND B. S. DORR. 2002. Captive double-crested cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus predation on channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus fingerlings and its influence on single-batch cropping production. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 33:85-93.

GLAHN, J. F., B. S. DORR, J. B. HARREL, AND L. KHOO. 2002. Foraging ecology and depredation management of great blue herons at Mississippi catfish farms. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:194-201.

KING, D. T., AND T. C. MICHOT. 2002. Distribution, abundance and habitat use of American white pelicans in the Delta Region of Mississippi and along the western Gulf of Mexico coast. Waterbirds 25:410-416.

OVERSTREET, R. M., S. M. CURRAN, L. M. POTE, D. T. KING, C. K. BLEND, AD W. D. GRATER. 2002. Bolbophorus damnificus from the channel catfish and American white pelican in the USA based on life-cycle and molecular data. Systematic Parasitology 52:81-96.

TOBIN, M. E., D. T. KING, B. S. DORR, S. J. WERNER, AND D. S. REINHOLD. 2002. Effect of roost harassment on cormorant movements and roosting in the Delta Region of Mississippi. Waterbirds. 25(1):44-51.


GLAHN, J. F., G. ELLIS, P. FIORANELLI, AND B. S. DORR. 2001. Evaluation of moderate and low-powered lasers for dispersing double-crested cormorants from their night roosts. Proceedings of the Eastern Wildlife Damage Management Conference 9 34-45. GLAHN, J. F. 2000. Comparison of pyrotechnics versus shooting for dispersing Double-crested cormorants from night roosts. Vertebrate Pest Conference 19:44-48.

KING, D. T., AND A. H. GREWE, JR. 2001. Movements and mortality of American white pelicans banded at Marsh Lake, Minnesota. North American Bird Bander 26(2):57-60.

KING, D. T., AND S. J. WERNER. 2001. Daily activity budgets and population size of American White Pelicans wintering in south Louisiana and the Delta Region of Mississippi. Waterbirds 24:250-254.

WERNER, S. J., D. T. KING, AND D. E. WOOTEN. 2001. Double-crested cormorant satellite telemetry: preliminary insight. Proceedings of the Eastern Wildlife Damage Management Conference 9:225-234.

WERNER, S. J., M. E. TOBIN, AND P. B. FIORANELLI. 2001. Great egret preference for catfish size classes. Waterbirds 24:381-385.


GLAHN, J. F., B. S. DORR, AND M. E. TOBIN. 2000. Captive great blue heron predation on farmed channel catfish fingerlings. North American Journal of quaculture 62:149-156.

GLAHN, J. F., D. S. REINHOLD, AND C. A. SLOAN. 2000. Recent population trends of double-crested cormorants wintering in the Delta region of Mississippi: esponses to roost dispersal and removal under a recent depredation order. Waterbirds 23:38-44.

GLAHN, J.F., M.E. TOBIN, AND B.F. BLACKWELL. 2000. A science-based initiative to manage double-crested cormorant damage to southern aquaculture. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO, APHIS 11-55-010.

KING, D. T., M. E. TOBIN, AND M. BUR. 2000. Capture and telemetry techniques for double-crested cormorants ( Phalacrocorax auritus). Vertebrate Pest Conference 19:54-57.

WERNER, S. J. 2000. Cormorant research and impacts to southern aquaculture. Vertebrate Pest Conference 19:81-83.


GLAHN, J. F., D. S. REINHOLD, AND P. SMITH. 1999. Wading bird depredations on channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus in Northwest Mississippi. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 30:107-114.

GLAHN, J. F., E. S. RASMUSSEN, T. TOMSA, AND K. J. PREUSSER. 1999. Distribution and relative impact of avian predators at aquaculture facilities in the northeastern United States. North American Journal of Aquaculture 61:340-348.

GLAHN, J. F., J. B. HARREL, AND C. VYLES. 1999. The diet of wintering double-crested cormorants feeding at lakes in the southeastern United States. Colonial Waterbirds 21:446-452.

GLAHN, J. F., T. TOMSA, AND K. J. PREUSSER. 1999. Impact of great blue heron predation at trout-rearing facilities in the northeastern United States. North merican Journal of Aquaculture 61:349-354.

TOBIN, M. E. (Technical Coordinator). 1999. Symposium on Double-Crested Cormorants: Population Status and Management Issues in the Midwest. USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO, Technical Bulletin No. 1879.

WATERSTRAT, P. R., B. S. DORR, J. F. GLAHN, AND M. E. TOBIN. 1999. Recovery and viability of Edwardsiella ictaluri from Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodius fed E. Ictaluri infected channel catfish fingerlings, Ictalurus punctatus. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 30:115-122.

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