Mark S Bevelhimer

Mark S Bevelhimer

Senior Scientist

Bio

Mark has over twenty-five years of experience in aquatic ecology/fisheries biology ranging from basic research to fisheries management to environmental assessment. His recent work focuses on understanding and preventing various environmental impacts associated with power generation by conventional hydropower, hydrokinetic turbines, and thermoelectric plants. He has applied a combination of laboratory and field experimentation with computational analysis to better understand impacts of altered flow regimes, elevated temperatures, contaminant exposure, electromagnetic fields, underwater noise, and turbine injury. He has been lead or co-author on nearly 100 journal articles and reports.

Publications

Summary of Publications, Technical Reports, and Presentations

BOOK CHAPTERS

Bevelhimer, M.S., and J.E. Breck. 2009. Centrarchid Energetics, pp. 165-206 in: Centrarchid Fishes: Diversity, Biology and Conservation (Editors: S.J. Cooke and D.P. Philipp). Blackwell Scientific Press.

Jager H.I., M.S. Bevelhimer, K.A. Lepla, J.B. Chandler, & W. Van Winkle. 2007. Evaluation of Reconnection Options for White Sturgeon in the Snake River Using a Population Viability Model. Pages 319‐335 in: Proceedings of the Symposium on Anadromous Sturgeons. (Editor: J.F. Munro et al.). American Fisheries Society Symposium 56, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Schramm, M.P., M.S. Bevelhimer, and C.C. Scherelis. (in press). Effects of hydrokinetic turbine noise on the behavior of four species of fish within an experimental mesocosm.

Pracheil, B.M., R.A. McManamay, M.S. Bevelhimer, C.R. DeRolph, and G.F. Cada. (In press) A Traits-based approach for prioritizing species for monitoring and surrogacy selection. Endangered Species Research xx:xxx-xxx

Pracheil, B.M., C.R. DeRolph, M.P. Schramm and M.S. Bevelhimer. 2016. A fish-eye view of riverine hydropower systems: understanding the biological response to turbine passage. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 26: 153–167.

DeRolph, C.R., Schramm, M.P., Bevelhimer, M.S. 2016. Predicting environmental mitigation requirements for hydropower projects through the integration of biophysical and socio-political geographies. Science of the Total Environment 2016:888-918.

Schramm, M.P, Bevelhimer, M.S., DeRolph, C.R. 2016. A synthesis of environmental and recreational mitigation requirements at hydropower projects in the United States. Environmental Science & Policy 61:87-96.

McManamay, RA, CO Oigbokie, SC Kao and MS Bevelhimer. 2016. Classification of Us Hydropower Dams by Their Modes of Operation. River Research and Applications 32:1450–1468.

Bevelhimer, M.S., Z.D. Deng and C. Scherelis. 2016. Characterizing large river sounds: Providing context for understanding the environmental effects of noise produced by hydrokinetic turbines. J Acoustical Society of America 139(1):85-92.

Bevelhimer, Stewart, Fortner, Phillips, and Mosher. 2016. CO2 is Dominant Greenhouse Gas Emitted from Six Hydropower Reservoirs in Southeastern United States during Peak Summer Emissions. WATER 8:1-14.

Mosher, Troia, Fortner, Phillips, Bevelhimer, Stewart. 2015. Spatial and Temporal Correlates of Greenhouse Gas Diffusion from a Hydropower Reservoir in the Southern United States. WATER 7:5910-5927.

Amaral, S.V., M.S. Bevelhimer, G.F. Čada, D. J. Giza, Paul T. Jacobson, B.J. McMahon, and B.M. Pracheil. 2015. Evaluation of Behavior and Survival of Fish Exposed to an Axial-Flow Hydrokinetic Turbine. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35: 97-113.

McManamay, R.A., N. Samu, S-C. Kao, M.S. Bevelhimer, and S.C. Hetrick. 2015. A multi-scale spatial approach to address environmental effects of small hydropower development. Environmental Management 55: 217-243.

R.A. McManamay, M.S. Bevelhimer. 2014. Sustainable solutions to benefit fisheries and hydropower at a basin scale. Symposium Summary. Fisheries 39:12 602.

Bevelhimer, M.S., S.M. Adams, A.M. Fortner, M.S. Greeley, C.C. Brandt. 2014. Using ordination and clustering techniques to assess multi-metric fish health response following a coal ash spill. Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33:1903-1913.

Bevelhimer, M.S., R.A. McManamay, and B. O’Connor. 2015. Characterizing Sub-daily Flow Regimes: Implications of Hydrologic Resolution on Ecohydrology Studies. River Research 31(7):867–879. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2781

McManamay, R., M. Bevelhimer, and E. Frimpong. 2014. Associations among Hydrologic Classifications and Fish Traits: A Framework for Developing Flow-Ecology Hypotheses. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1517

Haas, N.A, B.L. O’Connor, J.W. Hayse, M.S. Bevelhimer, and T.A. Endreny. 2014. Analysis of daily-peaking and run-of-river operations with flow variability metrics, considering subdaily to seasonal time scales. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 50:1622–1640.

VanZwieten, J., W. McAnally, J. Ahmad, T. Davis, J. Martin, M. Bevelhimer, A. Cribbs, R. Lippert , T. Hudon. 2014. In-Stream Hydrokinetic Power – A Review and Appraisal. Journal of Energy Engineering 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000197.

McManamay, R., M. Bevelhimer, and S. C. Kao. 2014. A New US Hydrologic Classification: An Approach to Clustering and Stratifying Ecohydrologic Data.  Ecohydrology 7:903–926.

Bevelhimer, M.S., Cada, G.F., Fortner, A.M., Schweizer, P.E., and Riemer, K.P. 2013. Laboratory Studies of the Short-term Responses of Freshwater Fish to Electromagnetic Fields.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:802-813.

Jager, H.I., D.L. Peterson, D.Farrae, and M.S. Bevelhimer. 2013. A Population Model to Assess Influences on the Viability of the Shortnose Sturgeon Population in the Ogeechee River, Georgia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:731-746.

Jager, H.I., M.S. Bevelhimer, R.L. King and K.A. Smith. 2011. Landscape Influences on Headwater Streams on Fort Stewart, Georgia, USA. Environmental Management. DOI 10.1007/s00267-011-9722-4.

Saylor R.K., Miller D.L., Vandersea M.W., Bevelhimer M.S., Schofield P.J., Bennett W.A.  2010. Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome caused by Aphanomyces invadans in captive bullseye snakehead (Channa marulius) collected from south Florida, USA.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 88(2):169-175.

Bevelhimer, M.S., D.J. Stevenson, N.R. Giffen, and K. Ravenscroft. 2008. Annual Surveys of Larval Ambystoma Cingulatum Reveal Large Differences in Dates of Pond Residency. Southeastern Naturalist 7:311-322.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and C. C. Coutant. 2008. Light tags for observing behavior of surface-oriented migrating salmonids. Pages 231-239 in S.V. Amaral, D. Mathur, and E.P. Taft, III, editors. Advances in fisheries bioengineering. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 61, Bethesda, Maryland.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and A.M. Fortner. 2008. Stress and Recovery in Fish Exposed Intermittently to Near-Lethal Temperatures: A Model Based on Laboratory Results. Pages 11-1 to 11-22  in Proceedings: Second Thermal Ecology and Regulation Workshop: October 2 − 3, 2007. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2008. 1016809.

Jager, H.I., and M.S. Bevelhimer. 2007. How run-of-river operations affect hydropower generation and value. Environmental Management 40:1004-1015.

Bevelhimer, M.S.  2002.  A bioenergetics model for white sturgeon Acipenser transmontanus: Assessing differences in growth and reproduction among Snake River reaches. J. Applied Ichthyology 18(4‑6):550‑556.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and W.A. Bennett.  2000.  Assessing cumulative thermal stress in fish during chronic intermittent exposure to high temperatures.  Environmental Science and Policy 3:211-216.

Adams, S.M., M.S. Bevelhimer, M.S. Greeley, D.A. Levine, and S.J. Teh.  1999.  Ecological risk assessment in a large reservoir: 6.Bioindicators of fish population health. Environmental Toxicology Chemistry 18:628‑640.

Jakus, P.M., M. Downing, M.S. Bevelhimer, and J.M. Fly. 1997. Do Sportfish Consumption Advisories Affect Reservoir Anglers' Site Choice? Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 26:196-204.

Bevelhimer, M.S. 1996. Relative importance of temperature, food, and physical structure to habitat choice by smallmouth bass in laboratory experiments. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125:274-283.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and S.M. Adams. 1996.  Assessing contaminant distribution and effects in a reservoir fishery. Pages 119-132 in L.E. Miranda and D.R. DeVries, editors. Multidimensional approaches to reservoir fisheries management.  American Fisheries Society Symposium 16.

Bevelhimer, M.S. 1996. Smallmouth bass habitat use and movement patterns with respect to reservoir thermal structure.  Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 49:240-249.

Bevelhimer, M.S. 1995. Recent advances in contaminant assessment offer proactive alternatives for managing contaminated fisheries.  Fisheries 20(12):6-10.

Bevelhimer, M.S, and S.M. Adams. 1993. A bioenergetics analysis of diel vertical migration by kokanee salmon. Canadian Journal of  Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 50:2236-2249.

Kimmel, B.L., D.M. Soballe, S.M. Adams, A.V. Palumbo, C.J. Ford, and M.S. Bevelhimer. 1988. Inter-reservoir interactions: Effects of a new reservoir on organic matter production and processing in a multiple-impoundment series. Verhandlungen Internationale Verinigung fur Theoretische und Angwandte Limnologie 23:985-994.

Bevelhimer, M.S., R.A. Stein, and R.F. Carline. 1985. Assessing significance of physiological differences among three esocids with a bioenergetics model.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 42:57-69.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

Bevelhimer, M.S. G.F. Cada, and C.C. Scherelis. 2015. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Behavior of Largemouth Bass and Pallid Sturgeon in an Experimental Pond Setting. ORNL/TM-2015/580.

Watson, DB, Brooks, SC, Mathews, TJ, Bevelhimer, MS, DeRolph, CR, Brandt, CC, Peterson, MJ, and Ketelle, R. Evaluation of Lower East Fork Poplar Creek Mercury Sources 2016. ORNL/TM-2016/134.

Bevelhimer, M.S., J. Colby, M.A. Adonizio, C. Tomichek, and C.C. Scherelis.  2016. Informing a Tidal Turbine Strike Probability Model through Characterization of Fish Behavioral Response using Multibeam Sonar Output. ORNL TM-2016/219 July2016.

Bevelhimer, M., C. Scherelis, and R Saylor. 2015. Evaluation of Volitional Use of a Heated Discharge Plume by Resident Fish at TVA’s Cumberland Fossil Plant.  EPRI Technical Report 3002006431. EPRI, Palo Alto, California.

B. M. Pracheil, C. R. DeRolph, M. P. Schramm and M. S. Bevelhimer, A fish-eye view of riverine hydropower systems: understanding the biological response to turbine passage. ORNL TM-2015/65 30Sep2014

DeRolph, C., and Bevelhimer, M.S. 2014.  Evaluation of Application Space Expansion for the Sensor Fish. ORNL/TM-2014/45

McManamay, Troia, DeRolph, Bevelhimer, Schramm, Larson, Tagestad, Johnson, and Jager. 2015. Identifying Environmental Opportunities outside the Hydropower Project Boundary: An Updated Methodology of the Basin Scale Opportunity Assessment. ORNL/TM-2014/540.

Bevelhimer, Schweizer, Scherelis. Estimating Potential Effects of Hydrokinetic Energy Devices on Great River Benthic Habitats.  ORNL/TM-2013/xxx.

McManamay, R.A., and M. S. Bevelhimer. 2013. A Holistic Framework for Environmental Flows Determination in Hydropower Contexts.  ORNL/TM-2013/159.

Schweizer, Cada, & Bevelhimer. 2011. Estimation of the Risks of Collision or Strike to Freshwater Aquatic Organisms Resulting from Operation of Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines ORNL/TM-2011/133.

Bevelhimer, M., T. Hanrahan, and J. Hayes. 2010.  Tools and Method Development for Environmental Flows Determination. FY2010 Annual Progress Report prepared for the Wind and Water Power Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. September 30, 2010.

Bevelhimer, M, G. Cada, M. Johnson, and W. Bonness. 2010.  Potential Effects of Noise from Hydrokinetic Devices on Aquatic Organisms. FY2010 Annual Progress Report prepared for the Wind and Water Power Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. September 30, 2010.

Cada, G. and M. Bevelhimer.  2010.  Effects on Freshwater Organisms of Magnetic Fields Associated with Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines. FY2010 Annual Progress Report.  Prepared for the Wind and Water Power Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. September 30, 2010.

Cada, G. and M. Bevelhimer. 2010.  Attraction to and Avoidance of Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines by Freshwater Aquatic Organisms.  FY2010 Annual Progress Report for Subtask 2.1.3.5 - Attraction to/Avoidance of Devices.  Prepared for the Wind and Water Power Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, September 30, 2010.

Schweizer, P., G. Cada, and M. Bevelhimer. 2010.  Estimation of the Risks of Collision or Strike to Freshwater Aquatic Organisms Resulting from Operation of Instream Hydrokinetic Turbines. FY2010 Annual Progress Report prepared for the Wind and Water Power Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. September 30, 2010.

Glass, D., M. Greeley, and M. Bevelhimer. 2010.  Literature Review of Potential Environmental Toxicity of Antifouling Coatings on Hydrokinetic Devices. FY2010 Annual Progress Report prepared for the Wind and Water Power Program, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U. S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC. September 30, 2010.

Mulholland, P. J., B. T. Smith, M. S. Bevelhimer, A. M. Fortner, and J. J. Mosher. 2010. The Role of Hydropower Reservoirs in Greenhouse Gas Emissions. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2010. 1017971.

Grippo, M, I. Hlohowskyj, G. Cada, and M. Bevelhimer. 2010. FY2010 Progress Report: Subtask 2.1.3.4 Benthic Habitat Alteration.  ANL/EVS/R-10/7.

Bradford, M., M. Bevelhimer, M. Hansen, G. Mueller, D. Osmundson, J. Rice, D. Winkelman. 2009. Report of the 2009 Protocol Evaluation Panel for Fish Monitoring Programs of the Grand Canyon Monitoring nd Research Center. Report to the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ

Bevelhimer, M.S., and A.M. Fortner. 2008. “Stress and Recovery in Fish Exposed Intermittently To Near-Lethal Temperatures: A Model Based On Laboratory Results” in Proceedings: Second Thermal Ecology and Regulation Workshop: October 2 3, 2007. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 2008. 1016809.

Peterson, M.J., G.R. Southworth, M.S. Bevelhimer, S.M. Adams, W.K. Roy, C.A. Roy, M. Stites. 2008. Evaluation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Fish and SPMDs near the U.S. Department of Energy Kansas City Plant. ORNL/TM-2008/243.

Bevelhimer, M.S., A.M. Fortner, C.C. Coutant, and B.A. Fost. 2008. Evaluation of Strobe Lights for Reducing Fish Impingement at Cooling Water Intakes: Tests in Alabama and Tennessee. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 1015577.

Bevelhimer, M.S., B.A. Fost, C.C. Coutant, S.M. Adams, J. Vile, and W. Dey. 2008. Role of Temperature and Nutritional Status in Impingement of Clupeid Fish Species, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 1014020.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and C.C. Coutant. 2007. Effects of Fluctuating Temperatures on Fish Health and Survival, EPRI, Palo Alto, CA: 1012445.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and H. I. Jager. 2006. Mitigation effectiveness of instream flow requirements at hydropower dams. Technical report ORNL/TM 2006/89.

Bevelhimer, M.S., Coutant, C.C. 2006. Assessment of Dissolved Oxygen Mitigation at Hydropower Dams Using an Integrated Hydrodynamic/Water Quality/Fish Growth Model. ORNL/TM-2005/188.

Bevelhimer, M.S., and C.C. Coutant. 2004. Assessing biological response of fish to extreme temperatures: an update on the science.  Pp. 6-1 to 6-16 in Proceedings from the EPRI Workshop on 316(a) Issues: Technical and Regulatory Considerations. EPRI report 1008476.

Bevelhimer, M. S., and C. C. Coutant. 2003. Impacts of volumetric flow rate of water intakes on fish populations and communities. EPRI Tech. Rpt. 1005178. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA.

Bevelhimer, M.S., H.I. Jager, W. Van Winkle.  2001.  Malad River trout model: simulations of the effects of minimum flow, entrainment, and passage. Technical report ORNL/TM‑2001/144.

Coutant C. C., M. S. Bevelhimer, and G. F. Cada. 2000. Technical evaluation of the utility of intake approach velocity as an indicator of potential adverse environmental impact under Clean Water Act Section 316(b).  EPRI Tech. Rpt. 1000731. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA.

ORNL/FERC (Saulsbury, J., M. S. Bevelhimer, H. Quarles, D. Rodman, W. Staub, J. Van Dyke, and R. Tallent). 2002. Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Rocky Creek Hydroelectric Project, Washington (FERC Project No. 10311-02). Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ORNL/FERC (R. M. Reed, M. S. Bevelhimer, C. Hall, R. Lee, H. D. Quarles, J. W. Saulsbury, J. Smith, W. P. Staub, R. Tallent, D. Turner, J. W. Van Dyke, and F. Winchell). 2002. Final Environmental Impact Statement: Martin Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 10942), Washington. Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Energy Projects, Washington, D.C. February.

ORNL/FERC (Saulsbury, J., M. S. Bevelhimer, W. Webb, J. Van Dyke, and R. Tallent). 2002. Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Irene Creek and Anderson Creek Hydroelectric Projects, Washington. Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ORNL/FERC (Saulsbury, J., M. S. Bevelhimer, R. Tallent, and J. Van Dyke). 2001. Final Environmental Assessment for the Powerdale Hydroelectric Project, Oregon. Prepared for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

ORNL/FERC. 1999. Final Environmental Impact Statement - Missouri-Madison Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2188). FERC/EIS-0115D.

ORNL/FERC. 1998. Draft Environmental Assessment for Amendment of License of Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project (Ferc Project No. 2042-010).

ORNL/DOE. 1998. Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Low Emission Boiler System Proof-of-Concept Project. DOE/EIS 0284.

ORNL/FERC. 1998. Final Environmental Impact Statement for Eight Hydroelectric Projects Proposed for the Skagit River Basin, Washington. FERC/EIS-0083-F.

ORNL/US Army. 1998. Final Environmental Impact Statement for Pilot Testing of Neutralization/biotreatment of Mustard Agent at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

Bevelhimer, M.S., J.J. Beauchamp, B.E. Sample, and G.R. Southworth. 1997. Estimation of Whole-Fish Contaminant Concentrations from Fish Fillet Data. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Technical Report ES/ER/TM-202.

HAZWRAP (ESD-ORNL, PTRL Env. Services, HAZWRAP, and Massachusetts Dept. of Env.Protection). 1997. Ecological Monitoring Plan for the Comprehensive Plume Response - Massachusetts Military Reservation. Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

 

Bevelhimer, M. S., M. J. Sale, C. T. Hunsaker, R. V. O’Neill, B. Vogt, T. W. Beaty, and P. M. Schwartz.  1996.  Assessing Cumulative Effects in the Snake River Basin.  Prepared by the Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for the Division of Project Review, Office of Hydropower Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Sale, M.J., et al. 1996. Reservoir Release Requirements for Fish at the New Don Pedro Project, California. FERC/DEIS-0081F, FERC, Washington, DC.

ESD-ORNL and Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. 1995. Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for the Clinch River/Poplar Creek Operable Unit. ORNL/ER-315/V1&D1

Cada, G.F., M.D. Deacon, S.V. Mitz, and M.S. Bevelhimer. 1993. Review of information pertaining to the effect of water velocity on the survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River basin. Report to the Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. 70 p.

Holladay, S.K., M. S. Bevelhimer, C. C. Brandt, R. B. Cook, W. D. Crumby, C. J. Ford, M. J. Gentry, L. A. Hook, D. A. Levine, R. C. Longman, S. E. Madix, R. L. Moody, C. D. Rash, and L. F. Williams. 1993. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Summary Report for Phase 1 of the Clinch River Remedial Investigation. ORNL/ER-152, ORNL/MMES, Oak Ridge, TN.

Sale, M.J., et al. 1992. Proposed Modifications to the Lower Mokelumne River Project, California, FERC Project No. 2916-004.  FERC/DEIS-0067, FERC, Washington, DC.

Cook, R.B., et al. 1992. Phase 1 Data Summary Report for the Clinch River Remedial Investigation: Health Risk and Ecological Risk Screening Analysis. ORNL/ER-155, ORNL/MMES, Oak Ridge, TN.

Cook, R.B., et al. 1992. Phase 2 Sampling and Analysis Plan, Quality Assurance Project Plan, and Environmental Health and Safety Plan for the Clinch River Remedial Investigation. ORNL/ER-156, ORNL/MMES, Oak Ridge, TN.

 

PRESENTATIONS

Bevelhimer M.S. and C. Scherelis. “Assessing Hydrokinetic Turbine Avoidance and Strike Probability by Fish with a Multi-beam Sonar System”, Hydrovision International, Portland, OR, July 2015.

Bevelhimer, M.S., C. DeRolph, M. Schramm. “Development of a Nationwide Environmental Mitigation Database and Predictive Models for Likely FERC License Conditions”, Hydrovision International, Portland, OR, July 2015.

“Not All Challenges Are Natural: Collecting Telemetry and Hydroacoustics Data in a Heavy-Traffic Semi-Industrial Waterway”, Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  Quebec City, Quebec, CA, September 2014.

“Spatial-temporal Characterization of Carbon Dioxide and Methane Emissions from Hydropower Reservoirs in the Southeastern U.S.”, Hydrovision International, Denver, CO, July 23-26, 2013.

Invited panel member for Session 7D Ocean, Tidal, Stream Power: All Things Environmental: Review, Compliance and Resources: “Understanding the Effects of Hydrokinetic Devices on Aquatic Organisms”, Hydrovision International, Denver, CO, July 23-26, 2013.

Poster presentations at Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference, Washington D.C. April 10-11, 2013:

“Effects of Noise from Hydrokinetic Devices on Fish Behavior: Results from Field Measurements and Exposure Studies” – Bevelhimer, Riemer, Scherelis.

“Survival and Behavior of Fish Exposed to an Axial-Flow Hydrokinetic Turbine” – Amaral, Hogan, Bevelhimer, Jacobsen.

“Behavioral Responses of Representative Freshwater Fish Species to Electromagnetic Fields” – Bevelhimer, Cada, Fortner, Schweizer, Riemer.

“Behavioral Thermoregulation of Fishes in a Heated Discharge at TVA’s Cumberland Fossil Plant” EPRI 2013 Winter Program Advisory Meetings, Savannah, Georgia

Invited Panelist: Session 1J: Environmental Aspects of Flows and Channels Downstream of Dams – “Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Variable Flow Regimes while Maintaining the Value of Peaking Operations”, Hydrovision International, Louisville, KY, July 17-20, 2012.

“Applying Context and Perspective in Environmental Analysis”, Global Marine and Renewable Energy Conference, Washington, DC, April 24-26, 2012.

“Behavioral Responses of Freshwater Fish to Electromagnetic Fields”, Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Fall Creek Falls State Park, TN, March 13-14, 2012.

“Behavioral Responses of Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Fathead Minnows to Electromagnetic Fields” Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  Seattle, WA, September 5-8, 2011.

Invited Panelist: Session 7D: Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power, Research Needs and Collaboration – “Environmental Concerns.”  Hydrovision International, Sacramento, CA, July 19-22, 2011.

Invited Panelist: Session 2F: Making Sure Your U.S. FERC License Yields the Desired Results – “Assessing the Effectiveness of Instream Flow Mitigation.”  Hydrovision International, Sacramento, CA, July 19-22, 2011.

“Unconventional Impacts from Unconventional Hydropower Devices: The Environmental Effects of Noise, Electromagnetic Fields, and other Stressors” American Geophysical Union.  San Francisco, CA, December 5-8, 2011.

“Behavioral Responses of Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Fathead Minnows to Electromagnetic Fields” Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  Seattle, WA, September 5-8, 2011.

Invited Panelist: Session 7D: Ocean/Tidal/Stream Power, Research Needs and Collaboration – “Environmental Concerns.”  Hydrovision International, Sacramento, CA, July 19-22, 2011.

Invited Panelist: Session 2F: Making Sure Your U.S. FERC License Yields the Desired Results – “Assessing the Effectiveness of Instream Flow Mitigation.”  Hydrovision International, Sacramento, CA, July 19-22, 2011.

“Unconventional Impacts from Unconventional Devices: Noise, Electromagnetic Energy, Antifouling Toxicity, and Habitat Alteration” Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  Pittsburgh, PA, September 12-16, 2010.

“An Overview of Hydrokinetic Energy Technologies and Research to Assess Potential Environmental Impacts” Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Fall Creek Falls, TN, March 16-17, 2010.

“Effectiveness of Instream Flow Mitigation: A Review of Biological Monitoring to Assess Flow Alteration” Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Ottawa, Ontario, August 2008.

“Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Tools for More Efficient Surveying of Rare Species” - Poster presentation at Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop in Washington, DC (December 2007).

“Stress and Recovery in Fish Exposed Intermittently to Near-lethal Temperatures: A Model Based on Laboratory Results” – Oral presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  San Francisco, September 5, 2007.

“Finding a Needle in a Haystack: Tools for More Efficient Surveying of Rare Species” – Poster presentation at 2007 Sustaining Military Readiness Conference in Orlando, FL (July 30, 2007)

“Bioindicator Approach for Assessing Shad Impingement” – Oral presentation at EPRI Water & Ecosystem Advisory Council Meeting. Asheville, NC (June 26-27, 2007)

“Habitat Modeling at Multiple Spatial Scales to Support Sampling of a Rare Salamander”- Poster presentation at Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop in Washington, DC (November 29, 2006).

“The Future of Hydropower: Environmental Impacts, Mitigation Effectiveness, and New Development.” Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  Lake Placid, New York, September 11-14, 2006

“Installation and Evaluation of Underwater Strobe Lights to Repel Fish”  UWAG/EPRI Symposium: 316(b) Technologies and Techniques, Atlanta, Sept. 6-7, 2006

“Effects of Fluctuating Temperatures on Fish: Accounting for Complex Thermal Regimes when Establishing Water Quality Criteria” EPRI Water & Ecosystem Advisory Council Meeting

Bar Harbor, Maine, June 20-21, 2006.

“Installation of Underwater Strobe Lights to Repel Fish at TVA's Widows Creek Power Plant”  Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Paris Landing, TN, March 6-8, 2006.

“Challenges in Documenting Rare Species Presence: Importance of Considering Rainfall Periodicity in Flatwoods Salamander Monitoring”.  Poster presentation at Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium and Workshop, Washington, DC, November 29-30, 2005.

“Using Proteomics as a Basis for Assessing Multiple Environmental Stressors.”  Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society.  Anchorage, Alaska, September 11-15, 2005.

“Minimizing Uncertainty in Presence/Absence Classification of Rare Salamander Populations”. Contributed presentation at the SERDP sponsored Symposium and Workshop on Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species on DoD and Adjacent Lands, Baltimore, MD (June 8, 2005).

The relationship among approach velocity, critical swimming speed, and impingement at water intake screens. Contributed paper for the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Baltimore, MD).

“The FERC Hydropower Licensing Process: Relating Experiences in the Western U.S. to Tennessee Hydropower Projects.  Contributed paper for the 2002 Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.

A bioenergetics model of growth and reproduction for white sturgeon in the Snake. Contributed paper for the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Phoenix, AZ).

A bioenergetics model for white sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus: Assessing differences in growth and reproduction among Snake River reaches. Contributed paper for the Fourth International Symposium on Sturgeon (Oshkosh, WI).

A Stella Model of the Cumulative Effects on Fish of Repeated Intermittent Exposure to High Temperature.  Contributed paper for the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Charlotte, NC).

Importance of Natural Variability in Flow and Temperature for the Continued Coexistence of Two Trout Species: An Individual-based Modeling Approach.  Contributed paper for the 1999 International Ecohydraulics Conference (Salt Lake City, UT).

Assessing Cumulative Stress in Fish Exposed to Chronic High Temperatures.  Contributed paper for the 1999 Conference on Power Plant Impacts on Aquatic Resources (Atlanta, GA).

 

Importance of natural variability in flow and temperature for the continued coexistence of two trout species: An individual-based modeling approach.  Contributed paper for the 1999 Mid-Year Meeting Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society (Chattanooga, TN).

Temporal and spatial effects of dam operation on downstream thermal regimes and subsequent effects on fish populations.  Contributed paper for the 1997 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Monterey, CA).

Using site‑ and species‑specific differences in PCB congener patterns to assess the relative contribution of various PCB sources to a large reservoir system.  Contributed poster for the 1995 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Tampa, FL).

"Smallmouth bass habitat use and movement patterns with respect to reservoir thermal structure.  Contributed paper for the 1995 Meeting of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (Nashville, TN).

Assessing contaminant distribution and effects in a reservoir fishery.  Invited paper for the 1995 Third National Reservoir Symposium (Chattanooga, TN).

Congener specific analysis used to identify potential sources of PCB Contamination in a reservoir with multiple sources. Contributed paper for the 1994 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Halifax, Nova Scotia).

Research on uptake mechanisms and ecological effects can lead to active management of contaminated systems.  Invited paper for the 1993  Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Portland, OR).

Quantitative analysis of the critical factors that influence PCB accumulation in fish.  Contributed paper for the 1992 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Rapid City, SD).

Organized symposium "A Critical Examination of Bioenergetics Models and Their Uses" held at the 1989 Meeting of American Fisheries Society (Anchorage, AK). Paper title: "Comparison of several methods for estimating food consumption from stomach contents data through computer simulations".

Relative importance of temperature, cover, and food availability on habitat selection by smallmouth bass.  Contributed paper for First International Smallmouth Bass Symposium (August, 1989 - Nashville, TN).

Foraging energetics in a heterogeneous environment.  Invited paper for Bioenergetics Models symposium at the 1987 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Winston-Salem, NC).

Foraging strategies of a predator that is thermally segregated from its prey.  Invited paper for Predator-Prey symposium at the 1986 Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (Providence, RI).

Comparative bioenergetics of northern pike, muskellunge, and the F1 hybrid, tiger muskellunge.  Contributed paper 1981 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference (Wichita, KS).