Publications

Publications are listed chronologically beginning with the most recent.

The following publications used data collected from the American shad monitoring program. Numerous papers on various aspects of our current research on American shad have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.

Tuckey, T., and J.E. Olney. 2010.  Maturity schedules of female American shad vary at small spatial scales in Chesapeake Bay. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30: 1020-1031  (PDF)

Aunins, A.W. and J.E. Olney. 2009. Migration and spawning of American shad in the James River, Virginia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 138:  pp. 1292-1404. (PDF)

Hoenig, J.M., R.J. Latour and J.E. Olney. 2008. Estimating stock composition of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) using mark-recovery data. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28: 507-515. (PDF)

Hoffman, J.C., D.A. Bronk and J.E. Olney. 2008. Organic matter sources supporting lower food web production in the tidal freshwater portion of the York River estuary, Virginia. Estuaries and Coasts 31: 898-911. (PDF)

Hoffman, J.C., K.E. Limburg, D.A. Bronk and J.E. Olney. 2008. Overwintering habitats of migratory juvenile American shad in Chesapeake Bay. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81(3): 329-345. (PDF)

Walther, B.D., S.R. Thorrold and J.E. Olney. 2008 Geochemical signatures in otoliths record natal origins of American shad. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 137: 57-69. (PDF)

Hoffman, J.C., D.A. Bronk and J.E. Olney. 2007. Contribution of allochthonous carbon to American shad production in the Mattaponi River, Virginia using stable isotopes. Estuaries and Coasts 30(6): 1034-1048. (PDF)

Hoffman, J.C.,  D.A. Bronk and J.E. Olney. 2007. Tracking nursery habitat use by young American shad using stable isotopes. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 136: 1285-2197. (PDF)

Maki, K.L., J.M. Hoenig, D.M. Heisey and J.E. Olney. 2006. Comparing historical catch rates of American shad in multifilament and monofilament nets:  A step towards setting restoration targets for stocks under moratorium in Virginia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26: 282-288. (PDF)  

Olney, J.E., D.M. Bilkovic, C.H. Hershner, L.M. Varnell, H. Wang and R.L. Mann. 2006. Six fish and 600,000 thirsty folks - a fishing moratorium on American shad thwarts a controversial municipal reservoir project in Virginia, USA. American Fisheries Society Symposium, 2006. (PDF)

Olney, J.E., R.J. Latour, B.E. Watkins and D.G. Clarke. 2006. Migratory behavior of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the York River, Virginia with implications for estimating in-river exploitation from tag recovery data.Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135: 889-896. (PDF)

Hoffman, J. and J.E. Olney. 2005. Cohort-specific growth and mortality of juvenile American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the Pamunkey River, Virginia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134: 1-18. (PDF)

McBride, R., M. Hendricks, and J.E. Olney. 2005. Testing the validity of Cating's criteria for age estimation from a Pennsylvania River. Fisheries 30: 10-18. (PDF)

Olney, J.E.. 2003. Incorrect use of the names "Alosidae" and "Alosid" when referring to the shads in the subfamily Alosinae (Teleostei, Clupeidae). American Fisheries Society Symposium 35:  xiii-xv. (PDF)

Olney, J.E., D.A. Hopler Jr., T.P. Gunther Jr., K.L. Maki and J.M. Hoenig. 2003. Signs of recovery of American shad, Alosa sapidissima, in the James River, Virginia. American Fisheries Society Special Symposium 35:  323-329. (PDF)

Olney, J.E. and R.S. McBride. 2003. Intraspecific variation in batch fecundity of American shad (Alosa sapidissima):  revisiting the paradigm of reciprocal trends in reproductive traits. American Fisheries society Symposium 35:  185-192. (PDF)

Walter, J.F. and J.E. Olney.2003. Feeding behavior of American shad during the spawning migration in the York River, Virginia. American Fisheries Society Symposium 35:  201-209. (PDF)

Wilhite, M.L., K.L. Maki, J.M. Hoenig and J.E. Olney. 2003. Towards validation of a juvenile index of abundance for American shad in the York River, Virginia (USA). American Fisheries Society Symposium 35:  285-294. (PDF)

Bilkovic, D.M., C.H. Hershner and J.E. Olney. 2002. Macroscale assessment of American shad spawning and nursery habitat in the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers, Virginia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:  1176-1192. (PDF)

Bilkovic, D.M., J.E. Olney and C.H. Hershner. 2002. Spawning of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) and striped bass (Morone saxatilis) in the Mattaponi and Pamunkey rivers, Virginia. Fishery Bulletin 100:  632-640. (PDF)

Maki, K.L., J.M. Hoenig and J.E. Olney. 2002.  Interpreting Maturation Data for American Shad in the Presence of Fishing Mortality - A Look at Historical Data from the York River, Virginia. J. North American Fisheries Management 21:  703-716.  (PDF)

Olney, J.E. and J.M. Hoenig. 2001. Managing a fishery under moratorium:  assessment opportunities for Virginia's stocks of American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Fisheries 26(2):  6-12. (PDF)

Olney, J.E., S.C. Denny and J.M. Hoenig. 2001. Criteria for determining maturity stage in female American shad, Alosa sapidissima, and the mystery of partial spawning.  Bull.  Francias de la Pêche et de la Pisciculture 362/363:  881-901.  (PDF)

Maki, K. L., J.M. Hoenig and J.E. Olney. 2001. Estimating proportion mature at age when immature fish are unavailable for study, with application to American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the York River, Virginia. J. North American Fisheries Management 21:  703-716.  (PDF)