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Technical Publications

Geomorphology and collaborating biology technical publications are available in libraries and through the USGS.  A technical document about our work with hydraulic models has just come online.  Click here to view it.

Geomorphology References

  • Jacobson, R.B., 1995, Spatial controls on patterns of land-use induced stream disturbance at the drainage-basin scale--an example from gravel-bed streams of the Ozark Plateaus, Missouri: Costa, J.E., Miller, A.J., Potter, K.W., and Wilcock, P.R., eds., AGU Geophysical Monograph 89, The Wolman Volume, p. 219-239.
  • Jacobson, R.B., in press, Downstream effects of timber harvest in the Ozarks of Missouri: in, Flader, S., ed., Toward Sustainability for Missouri Forests, U.S. Forest Service NC Research Station General Technical Report.
  • Jacobson, R.B., Femmer, S.F., and McKenney, Rose, 2001, Land-Use Changes and the Physical Habitat of Streams: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1175, 63 p..
  • Jacobson, R.B. and Gran, K.B., 1999, Gravel routing from widespread, low-intensity landscape disturbance, Current River Basin, Missouri: Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 24, 897-917.
  • Jacobson, R.B. and Primm, A.T., 1997, Historical land-use changes and potential effects on stream disturbance in the Ozark Plateaus, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper,2484, (reprint of Open-File Report 94-333). 95 p.
  • Jacobson, R.B. and Pugh, A.L., 1992, Effects of land use and climate shifts on channel instability, Ozark Plateaus, Missouri, U.S.A.: Proceedings of the workshop on the effects of global climate change on hydrology and water resources at the catchment scale, February 3-6, 1992, Tsukuba, Japan, Japan-U.S. Committee on Hydrology, Water Resources and Global Climate Change, p. 423-444.
  • Jacobson, R.B. and Pugh, A.L., 1999, Riparian vegetation controls on the spatial pattern of stream-channel instability, Little Piney Creek, Missouri: U.S. Geological Survey Water-supply Paper 2494. 33 p.
  • McKenney, Rose, 1997, Formation and Maintenance of Hydraulic Habitat Units in the Streams of the Ozark Plateaus: unpublished PH.D. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 340 p.
  • McKenney, Rose, 2001, Channel changes and habitat diversity in a warm-water, gravel-bed stream, in, Dorava, J., Montgomery, D., Palcsak, B., and Fitzpatrick, F., Geomorphic Processes and Riverine Habitat, American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Application Series, v. 4.
  • McKenney, R. and Jacobson, R.B., 1996, Erosion and deposition at the riffle-pool scale in gravel-bed streams, Ozark Plateaus, Missouri and Arkansas, 1990-95: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 655-A.
  • McKenney, Rose, Jacobson, R.B., and Wertheimer, R.C., 1995, Woody vegetation and channel morphogenesis in low-gradient, gravel-bed streams in the Ozarks Region, Missouri and Arkansas: Geomorphology, v. 13, p. 175-198.
  • Pugh, A.L., 1996, Recent geomorphic evolution of the Little Piney Creek, Phelps County, Missouri: unpublished MS thesis, University of Missouri-Rolla, 84 p.
  • Panfil, M.S. and Jacobson R.B., 1999, Hydraulic modeling of in-channel habitats in the Ozark Highlands of Missouri: Assessment of habitat sensitivity to environmental change.  View this document online at: http:/
  • Panfil, M.S., and Jacobson, R.B., 2001, Relations among geology, physiography, land use, and stream habitat conditions in the Buffalo and Current river systems, Missouri and Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Sciences Report, BSR-2001-0005, 111 p.  Online at:

Collaborating Biology References

  • Doisy, K.E., and C.F. Rabeni. 2001. Flow conditions and invertebrate community structure in a low-gradient stream in Missouri. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 20:17-32.

  • Doisy, K.E., C.F. Rabeni and D.L. Galat, 1997, The benthic insect community of the lower Jacks Fork River. Trans. Mo. Acad. Sci. 31: 19-36.

  • Guyette, R. P. and C. F. Rabeni, 1995, Climate response among growth increments of fish and trees: Oecologia, v. 104, p. 272-279.

  • Matheney, M. and C. F. Rabeni, 1995, Movement and habitat use by northern hog suckers: Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, v. 124, p. 886-897.

  • Muck, J.A., 1996, Life history of three crayfish from the Ozark National Scenic Riverways: unpub. MS Thesis, University of Missouri, Columbia, 242 p.

  • Muck, J. A., C.F. Rabeni, and R.J. DiStefano. In press. Life-history characteristics of the crayfish Orconectes ozarkae in a Missouri Ozark stream. Crayfish.

  • Muck, J. A., C.F. Rabeni, and R.J. DiStefano. In press. Reproductive biology and growth of the crayfish Orconectes luteus in a Missouri stream. American Midland Naturalist.

  • Peterson, J.T., 1996, The evaluation of a hydraulic unit-based habitat system: unpublished PH.D. Dissertation, University Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 397 p.

  • Peterson, J. T., and C.F. Rabeni, 1995, Optimizing sampling for stream fish communities: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, v. 15, p. 528-541.

  • Peterson, J. T., and C.F. Rabeni, 1996, Natural thermal refugia for temperate warmwater stream fishes: North American Journal of Fisheries Management, v. 16, p. 738-746.

  • Peterson, J.T., and C.F. Rabeni. 2001. Evaluating the physical characteristics of channel units in an Ozark stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:898-910

  • Peterson, J.T., and C.F. Rabeni. 2001. The relation of fish assemblages to channel units in an Ozark stream. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 130:911-926.

  • Rabeni, C.F., K.E. Doisy, and D.L. Galat. In press. Testing the biological basis of a stream habitat classification using benthic invertebrates. Ecological Applications.

  • Rabeni, C.F., and Gossett, M., 1995, The contribution of crayfish to the invertebrate production of an Ozark stream: Freshwater Crayfish, v. 10, p. 163-173.

  • Rabeni, C.F. and Jacobson, R.B., 1993, Geomorphic and hydraulic influences on the abundance and distribution of stream centrarchids in Ozark U.S.A. streams: Polskie Archiwum Hydrolobiologii, v. 40, p. 87-99.

  • Rabeni, C.F., and Jacobson, R.B., 1993, The importance of fluvial hydraulics to fish-habitat restoration in low-gradient alluvial streams: Freshwater Biology, v. 29, p. 211-220.

  • Whitledge, G.W. and Rabeni, C.F., 1997, Diel and seasonal variation in food habits of crayfishes in a Missouri Ozark stream: Crayfish, v. 11, p. 159-169.

  • Whitledge, G. W. and Rabeni, C. F., 1997, Energy sources and ecological role of crayfishes in an Ozark stream: insights from stable isotopes and gut analysis: Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, v. 54, p. 2555-2563.

  • Whitledge, G. W., and Rabeni, C. F. 2000. Benthic community metabolism in three habitats in an Ozark stream. Hydrobiologia 437:165-170.

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