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Timothy H. Bonner, Ph.D.

Department of Biology

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View Field Video-Summer 2013
Special Thanks to Brandon Brown, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

Fall 2013 Ichthyology

 

Professor
and
Director of BS-Aquatic Biology Program
 

Texas State University
Department of Biology/Aquatic Station
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666-4684

 

Phone: 512.245.2284
Fax: 512.245.7919
E-mail: TBonner@txstate.edu

Freeman Aquatic Biology (FAB) Building, Room 210B

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Education

PhD (2000) Fisheries Science; Texas Tech University

MS (1996) Biology/Aquatic Biology; Texas State University

BS (1992) Wildlife and Fisheries Science; Texas A&M University

 


Experience

Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University (2012 – present)

Director, Aquatic Station, Department of Biology, Texas State University (2007 – 2012)

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University (2007 – 2012)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Texas State University (2001 – 2007)

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Northwestern State University of Louisiana (2000 – 2001)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas Tech University (2000)

Research and Teaching Assistant, Texas Tech University (1996-2000)

Research and Teaching Assistant, Texas State University (1994-1996)

Experimental Biological Aide, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (1992-1993)


Research Interests

Threatened and endangered fish ecology

Life history and population dynamics of warm-water fishes

Abiotic and biotic regulation of fish assemblages

Reproductive ecology


Courses Taught

Zoology (BIO 2411)

Ichthyology (BIO 4415/5415)

Fish Ecology and Conservation (BIO 7408)

Seminar in Multivariate Statistics (BIO 7101)


Publications
 

Bonner, T. H.  2014.  River Darter Percina shumardi.  In Eberle, M. et al.  Fishes of Kansas, 3rd Edition.  University Press of Kansas.
 
Bonner, T. H.  2014.  Silverband Shiner Notropis shumardi.  In Eberle, M. et al. Fishes of Kansas, 3rd Edition.  University Press of Kansas.
 
Ryan, T. A., A. N. Kohl, D. J. Soucek, T. S. Smith, T. M. Brandt, T. H. Bonner, and D. M. Cropek. 2013.  Short term effects of military fog oil on the fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola).  Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. [PDF]

Perkin, J. S., Z. R. Shattuck, J. E. Gerken, and T. H. Bonner.  2013.  Fragmentation and drought legacy correlated with distribution of Burrhead Chub in subtropical streams of North America.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:1287-1298. [PDF]

Sha, Q, M. R. J. Forstner, T. H. Bonner, D. Hahn.  2013.  Salmonellae in fish feces analyzed by in situ hybridization and quantitative polymerase chain reaction.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 25:184-190. [PDF]

Dammeyer, N. T., C. T. Phillips, and T. H. Bonner.  2013.  Site fidelity and movement of the smallest etheostomine darter with implications for endangered species management.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:1049-1057. [PDF]

Sullivan, M. L., Y. Zhang, T. H. Bonner, and J. Tomasso.  2013.  Temperature modulation of growth and physiology of juvenile Guadalupe bass.  North American Journal of Aquaculture 75:373-376. [PDF]

Bean, P. T., D. J. Lutz-Carrillo, and T. H. Bonner.  2013.  Range-wide survey of the introgressive status of Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii:  implications for conservation and management.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:681-689. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H.  2013.  Book review:  Fishes of Central US by J. R. Tomelleri and M. E. Eberle.  Great Plains Research 23:81.

Gaertner, J., D. Brown, M. R. J. Forstner, T. H. Bonner, D. Hahn.  2012. Geographic variation in Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis occurrence among populations of Acris crepitans blanchardi in Texas, USA.  Herpetological Review 43:150-159. [PDF]

Sullivan, M. L., Y. Zhang, and T. H. Bonner.  2012.  Terrestrial subsidies in the diets of stream fishes of the USA: comparisons among taxa and morphology.  Marine and Freshwater Research 63:409-414. [PDF]

Perkin, J. S, Z. R. Shattuck, and T. H. Bonner.  2012.  Reproductive ecology of a relict ironcolor shiner (Notropis chalybaeus) population in the headwaters of the San Marcos River.  American Currents 37:11–21. [PDF]

Heard, T. C., J. S. Perkin, and T. H. Bonner.  2012.  Intra-annual variation in fish communities and habitat associations in a Chihuahua Desert reach of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Del Norte.  Western North American Naturalist 72:1-15. [PDF]

Perkin, J. S., Z. R. Shattuck, and T. H. Bonner.  2012.  Life history aspects of a relic ironcolor shiner Notropis chalybaeus population in a novel spring environment.  American Midland Naturalist 167:111-126.[PDF]

Kollaus, K. A., and T. H. Bonner.  2012.  Habitat associations of a semi-arid fish community in a karst spring-fed stream.  Journal of Arid Environments 76:72 - 79. [PDF]

Fleming, B. P., D. G. Huffman, T. H. Bonner, and T. M. Brandt.  2011.  Metacercarial distribution of Centrocestus formosanus (Dignea:  Heterophyidae) among fish hosts in the Guadalupe River drainage of Texas.  Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 23:117-124.[PDF]

Bean, P. T., J. T. Jackson, D. J. McHenry, T. H. Bonner, M. R. J. Forstner.  2011.  Rediscovery of headwater catfish, Ictalurus lupus (Ictaluridae) in a western gulf slope drainage.  Southwestern Naturalist 56:  285 - 289. [PDF]

Perkin, J. S. and T. H. Bonner.  2011.  Long-term changes in flow regime and fish assemblage composition in the Guadalupe and San Marcos rivers of Texas.  Rivers Research and Application 27:566-579. [PDF]

Pound, K. L., W. H. Nowlin, D. G. Huffman, and T. H. Bonner.  2011.  Trophic ecology of a nonnative population of suckermouth catfishes (Hypostomus plecostomus) in a central Texas spring-fed stream.  Environmental Biology of Fishes 90:277-285. [PDF]

Bean, P.T., C.S. Williams, P.H. Diaz, and T.H. Bonner. 2010. Habitat associations, life history, and diet of the blackspot shiner, Notropis atrocaudalis. Southeastern Naturalist 9:673-686. [PDF]

Smith, A., M. Chumchal, T.H. Bonner, and W.H. Nowlin. 2010. Mercury contamination of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Del Norte fish community: spatial variation and influence of environmental gradients. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29:1762-1772. [PDF]

Bean, M.G. and T.H. Bonner. 2010. Spatial and temporal distribution of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea) in the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo del Norte). Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 22:182-189. [PDF]

Perkin, J.S., Z.R. Shattuck, P.T. Bean, T.H. Bonner, E.Saraeva, and T.B. Hardy. 2010. Movement and microhabitat associations of Guadalupe bass in two Texas rivers. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:33-46. [PDF]

Watson, J. M., C. Sykes, T. H. Bonner. 2009. Gut contents of age-0 Rio Grande silvery minnow Hybognathus amarus reared in hatchery ponds. Southwestern Naturalist 54:475-479. [PDF]

Bean, M. G., and T. H. Bonner. 2009. Impact of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) on Cyprinella lutrensis condition and reproduction. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24:283-291. [PDF]

Perkin, J. S., C. S. Williams, and T. H. Bonner. 2009. Aspects of chub shiner Notropis potteri life history with comments on native distribution and conservation status. American Midland Naturalist 162:276-288. [PDF]

Bean, P. T., M. G. Bean, and T. H. Bonner. 2009. Threatened fishes of the world: Moxostoma congestum (Catostomidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 85:173-174. [PDF]

Leavy, T. R. and T. H. Bonner. 2009. Relationships among swimming ability, current velocity associations, and morphology for freshwater lotic fishes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:72-83. [PDF]

Small, M. F., T. H. Bonner, and J. T. Baccus. 2009. Hydrologic alteration of the lower Rio Grande terminus: a quantitative assessment. River Research and Application 25:241-252. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H. and Preston T. Bean. 2008. Threatened fishes of the world: Micropterus treculii (Centrarchidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 83:367-368. [PDF]

Gaertner, J., P. E. Wheeler, S. Obafemi, J. Valdez, M. R. J. Forstner, T. H. Bonner, D. Hahn. 2008. Detection of salmonellae from fish in a natural river system. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 20:150-157. [PDF]

Bean, P. T. and T. H. Bonner. 2008. Reproductive ecology and diet of the gray redhorse (Catostomidae) in a Hill Country stream and reservoir. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 23:397-404. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H., J. M. Watson, and C. S. Williams. 2008. Threatened fishes of the world: Cyprinella proserpina (Cyprinidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:365-366. [PDF]

Bean, P. T., T. H. Bonner, and B. M. Littrell. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns in the fish assemblage of the Blanco River, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 59:179-200. [PDF]
  
Hulbert, J., T. H. Bonner, J. N. Fries, G. P. Garrett, and D. R. Pendergrass. 2007. Early development of Dionda diaboli (Cyprinidae). Southwestern Naturalist 52:378-385. [PDF]

Littrell, B. M., D. Lutz-Carrillo, T. H. Bonner, and L. T. Fries. 2007. Status of an introgressed Guadalupe bass population in a central Texas stream. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:785-791. [PDF]

Bean, M. G., A. Skerikova, T. H. Bonner, T. Scholz, and D. Huffman. 2007. First record of Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) in the Rio Grande with comparative ITS2 and V4-18S rDNA sequencing. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 19:71-76. [PDF]

McDonald, D. L., T. H. Bonner, E. L. Oborny, Jr. and T. M. Brandt. 2007. Effects of fluctuating temperatures and gill parasites on reproduction of the fountain darter, Etheostoma fonticola. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22:311-318. [PDF]

Williams, L.R., M.G. Williams, J.D. Hudson III, V. Campbell-Arvai, and T. H. Bonner. 2007. Evaluation of a stream system after clearcut logging disturbance in the Gulf coastal plain. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22:119-133. [PDF]

Thomas, C., T. H. Bonner, and B. G. Whiteside. 2007. Freshwater Fishes of Texas: A Field Guide. Texas A&M University Press. 216 pp. http://www.tamupress.com/product/Freshwater-Fishes-of-Texas,401.aspx

Williams, C. S, and T. H. Bonner. 2006. Threatened fishes of the world: Notropis sabinae (Cyprinidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 80; 7-8. [PDF]

Lutz-Carrillo, D. J., C. C. Nice, T. H. Bonner, M. R. J. Forstner, and L. T. Fries. 2006. Admixture analysis of Florida largemouth bass and northern largemouth bass using microsatellite loci. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:779-791. [PDF]

McDonald, D. L., T. H. Bonner, T. M. Brandt, and G. H. Trevino. 2006. Size susceptibility to trematode-induced mortality in the endangered fountain darter (Etheostoma fonticola). Journal of Freshwater Ecology 21:293-299. [PDF]

Williams, C. S. and T. H. Bonner. 2006. Habitat associations, life history, and diet of the Sabine shiner Notropis sabinae in an east Texas drainage. American Midland Naturalist 155:84-102. [PDF]

Patrikeev, M., T. H. Bonner, and G. M. Trujillo. 2005. Occurrence of the river shiner Notropis blennius in Lake Meredith, Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 50:488-490. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H. and D. L. McDonald. 2005. Threatened fishes of the world: Etheostoma fonticola (Percidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 73:333-334. [PDF]

Williams, L. R., T. H. Bonner, J. D. Hudson, M. G. Williams, T. R. Leavy, and C. S. Williams. 2005. Interactive effects of environmental variability and military training on stream biota of three headwater drainages in Western Louisiana. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:192-206. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H., C. Thomas, C. S. Williams, and J. P. Karges. 2005. Temporal assessment of a west Texas stream fish assemblage. Southwestern Naturalist 50:74-78. [PDF]

Littrell, B. M., C. Thomas, C. S. Williams, and T. H. Bonner. 2003. Gut contents of the headwater catfish Ictalurus lupus from two West Texas streams. Texas Journal of Science 55:323-328. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H., and G. R. Wilde. 2002. The effect of turbidity on prey consumption by prairie stream fishes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 131:1203-1208. [PDF]

Durham, B. W., T. H. Bonner, and G. R. Wilde. 2002. Occurrence of Lernaea cyprinacea on Arkansas River shiners and peppered chubs in the Canadian River, New Mexico and Texas. Southwestern Naturalist 47:95-98. [PDF]

Wilde, G. R., T. H. Bonner, and P. J. Zwank. 2001. Diets of the Arkansas River shiner and peppered chub in the Canadian River, New Mexico and Texas. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 16:403-410. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H., and G. R. Wilde. 2000. Changes in the fish assemblage of the Canadian River, Texas, associated with reservoir construction. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 15:189-198. [PDF]

Wilde, G. R., and T. H. Bonner. 2000. First records of the suckermouth minnow Phenacobius mirabilis in Canadian River, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 52:71-74. [PDF]

Bonner, T. H., T. M. Brandt, J. N. Fries, and B. G. Whiteside. 1998. Temperature effects on egg production and early life stages of the fountain darter. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 127:971-978. [PDF]

 


Theses/Dissertations Directed

Kenneth P. K. Behen. 2013.  Influence of connectivity and habitat on fishes of the upper San Marcos River.  M.S. Thesis. 

Monika J. Henn.  2013.  Effects of artificial light on the drift of macroinvertebrates in urban central Texas streams.  M.S. Thesis (Co-advisor with Dr. Y. Zhang).

Mario L. Sullivan.  2013.  The role of terrestrial subsidies in fish communities with a particular focus upon cyprinids.  Ph.D. Dissertation (Co-advisor with Dr. Y. Zhang).

Preston T. Bean.  2012.  Introgressive status, population genetic structure, phylogeographic history and individual-level resource specialization of the Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Robert J. Maxwell.  2012.  Patterns of endemism and species richness of fishes of the western gulf slope.  M.S. Thesis.

Stephen Curtis. 2012. Effects of dry baseflow conditions in a declining hydrograph on instream habitats and fish communitites in a semi-arid karstic stream. M.S. Thesis.

Sarah McMillan. 2011. Reproductive and feeding ecology of two sympatric Dionda (Cyprinidae) in the Rio Grande basin, Texas.  M.S. Thesis.

Tom Ryan.  2011.   Short term effects of military fog oil on fish.  M.S. Thesis.

Casey S. Williams. 2011. Life history characteristics and larval drift patterns of obligate riverine species in the Lower Brazos River, Texas. Ph.D. Dissertation.

Nathan Dammeyer. 2010. Movement patterns of Etheostoma fonticola in a headwater stream. M.S. Thesis.

Benjamin Labay. 2010. The influence of land use, zoogeographic history, and physical habitat on fish community diversity in the lower Brazos watershed. M.S. Thesis

Zachary Shattuck. 2010. Spatiotemporal patterns of fish and aquatic insects in an urbanized watershed of Central Texas.

Clara Folb. 2010. Reproductive seasons and life histories of three Texas Percina (Actinopterygii).

Kristy Kollaus.  2009.  Fish assemblage structure and habitat associations in a Texas spring-fed river.

Josh Perkin. 2009..  Historical composition and long-term trends of fish assemblages in two Texas rivers and microhabitat associations and movement of Guadalupe bass Micropterus treculii in the Pedernales and South Llano rivers.

Tom Heard.  2008.  Spatial and temporal patterns in a Chihuahua Desert fish assemblage.

Megan Bean.  2008.  Occurence and impact of the giant Asian tapeworm in the Rio Grande drainage.

Katrina Cohen.  2008.  Gut content and stable isotope analysis of exotic suckermouth catfishes (Hypostomus) in the San Marcos River, Texas:  A concern for spring endemics?

Becca Marfurt Fordham.  2007.  Habitat associations of macroinvertebrates in the Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande.

Dennis Runyan.  2007.  Fish assemblage changes in Gulf Slope drainages; an historical perspective and Occurrence and distribution of age-0 fishes in the Rio Grande.

Rex Tyrone. 2007.  Effects of upland timber harvest and road construction on headwater stream fish assemblages in a southeastern forest.

Preston Bean. 2007.  Temporal and spatial patterns in the Blanco River fish assemblage and Life history, reproduction, and food habits of the gray redhorse. 

Dave Pendergrass.  2006.   Temporal and spatial patterns in the Blanco River macroinvertebrates.  (co-Chair with Dr. T. Arsuffi)

Jackie Watson. 2006. Patterns and habitat associations of a desert spring fish assemblage and responses to a large-scale flood.

Brad Littrell. 2006. Can invasiveness of native cyprinids be predicted from life history traits? Status of an introgressed Guadalupe bass   population in a central Texas stream.

Julie Hulbert. 2005. Morphology, meristic counts, and melanophore description for Dionda diaboli(Cyprinidae) during development.

Tracy Leavy. 2004. Relationships among swimming ability, habitat use, and morphology of freshwater fishes in Texas and Louisiana.

Dijar Lutz-Carrillo. 2004. The use of microsatellite DNA to identify largemouth bass subspecies. (co-Chair with Dr. Nice)

Dusty McDonald. 2003. Effects of fluctuating temperatures on egg production of the endangered fountain darter.

Casey Williams. 2003. Cyprinid assemblage structure along physical, longitudinal, and seasonal gradients and life history and reproductive ecology of the Sabine shiner.

Chad Thomas. 2001. Effects of smallmouth bass on habitat selection by prey fishes of the Devils River, Texas. (co-Chair with Dr. Whiteside)


 

Students: 

  • Cody Craig (BS Texas Tech University) Movement and habitat use of repatriated Guadalupe bass in an urbanized stream
  • Ginny Eaton (BS Virginia Tech University) Fire ecology and application to aquatic systems
  • David Ruppel (BS University of Northern Michigan) Food habits of larval fishes
  • Chris Vaughn (BS Texas A&M University) Effects of augmented flow on patterns in larval fish drift
     

 Pictures from the field:

Students with Dr. Hubbs

 

Field Collections:  Research and Ichthyology

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class photo

Ichthyology Summer 2012

Ichthyology Fall 2012 Llano River

Bridge Students

Ports Mansfield Fishing Tournament 2012

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