Interdisciplinary PhD in Molecular Biosciences

Dr. Robert Fischer - Publications

1987 Fischer R.U., E.A. Standora, and J.R. Spotila. Predator induced changes in preferred temperatures of bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus, from a thermally altered ecosystem. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 44:1629-1634.

1991 Fischer R.U., F. Mazzotti, J.D. Congdon, and R.E. Gatten Jr. Developmental energetics and parental investment in the American alligator Alligator mississippiensis. Journal of Herpetology 25:(2) 253-256.

1991 Gatten, R.E., J.D. Congdon, F.J. Mazzotti, and R.U. Fischer. Glycolysis and swimming performance in hatchling alligators. Journal of Herpetology 25:(4) 406-411.

1991 Coleman, M.R. and R.U. Fischer. Brood size, Male Fanning effort and the energetics of a nonshareable parental investment in Bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus (Teleostei: Centrarchidae). Ethology 87:177-188.

1993 Avery, H., J. R. Spotila, J. D. Congdon, R. U. Fischer, E. A. Standora, and S. B. Avery. Roles of diet protein and temperature in the growth and nutritional energetics of juvenile slider turtles, Trachemys scripta. Physiological Zoology 66:902-925.

1994 Fischer, R.U., Scott D.E., S.A. Busa, and J.D. Congdon. Mass dynamics during embryonic development and parental investment in cottonmouth snakes. Journal of Herpetology 28:364-369.

1995 Scott, D.E., R.U. Fischer, S.A. Busa, and J.D. Congdon. Whole body lipid dynamics and reproduction in the eastern cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus. Herpetologica 51:472-487.

1995 Jenssen, T. A., J.D. Congdon, R..U. Fischer, R. Estes, D. Kling and S. Edmands. Morphological characteristics of the lizard Anolis carolinensis from South Carolina. Herpetologica 51:401-411.

1995 Congdon, J.D., R.U. Fischer and R.E. Gatten. The effects of incubation temperature on characteristics of hatchling American Alligators. Herpetologica 51:497-504.

1996 Fischer, R. U., M. Brock, and J. D. Congdon. The use of total body electrical conductivity (TOBEC): A tool to estimate non-polar lipids of an aquatic organism. Copeia 1996(2):459-462.

1996 Jenssen, T. A., J.D. Congdon, R.U. Fischer, R. Estes, D. Kling, S. Edmands, and H. Berna. Behavioral, thermal, and metabolic characteristics of a wintering lizard (Anolis carolinensis) from South Carolina. Functional Ecology 10:201-209.

1998 Fischer, R. U., J. Aho, C. Di Fonzo and J. D. Congdon. Reproduction and whole body lipid cycles of bluegill fish from heated and normothermic habitats. Thermal Biology 23(6):359-367.

2000 Fischer, R. U and M. Marlen. Parental investment in the Red-Eared slider turtle. Journal of Herpetology 33(2):306-309.

2002 Ann M. Hogan and R. U. Fischer. Relationship between habitat variables and biotic integrity in Illinois streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology. 17(3):475-483.

2002 Nancy A. Schable, R. U. Fischer and T. C. Glen. Tetranucleotide mirosatellite DNA loci from the dollar sunfish (Lepomis marginatus). Molecular Ecology Notes 2:509-511

2003 Nagle, R. D., M.V. Plummer, J. D. Congdon, and R. U. Fischer. Parental investment, embryo growth, and hatchling lipids in softshell turtles (Apalone mutica) from Arkansas. Herpetologica 59:145-154.

2003 Fischer R. U. and B. Hausmann . The role of bowfin in multiple species fisheries management plans. Illinois State Academy of Sciences 96:154-162.

2004 Kirkham, K and R.U. Fischer. The effects of riparian zone fragmentation on algal growth potential and fish growth rates. Bios 75: 2-11.

2006 Fischer, R.U and J.D. Congdon. The effects of 30 years of thermal extremes on bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) morphology. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 16:406-418.

2006 Day, A.M. Holtrop, H. Dodd, R. Smogor, R. Fischer, and M. Short. A guide to operation and assembly of an electric siene. Illinois Natural History Publication (technical report 2172)

2008 Erin D. Casey, Mark E. Mort, and Robert U. Fischer. Phylogeography of the Seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola) as inferred from Intersimple Sequence Repeat (ISSR) data – Journal of Herpetology 42 (2): 251-259.

2010 Warrner Stephen S, Robert U. Fischer, Ann M. Holtrop, Leon C. Hinz, Jr. and James M. Novak. Evaluating the Illinois Stream Valley Segment Model as an Effective Management Tool. Environmental Management 46:761-770