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Yoichiro Kanno

Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 216 Lehotsky
Phone: 864-656-1645
Personal Website:


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Natural Resources
University of Connecticut 2010

MES Environmental Studies
Dalhousie University (Canada) 2002

BA Law
Meiji University (Japan) 2000

 Courses Taught

WFB 4160: Fishery Biology
WFB 4180: Fishery Conservation
WFB 8610-002: Bayesian Analysis in Ecology
FNR 4700-040: Creative Inquiry - Stream Fish Ecology
FNR 4700-052: Creative Inquiry - Fish Behavior

 Research Interests

Stream ecology, fisheries, population and community ecology, conservation genetics, behavioral ecology and quantitative ecology


Last five years:

Kanno, Y., M.A. Kulp, and S.E. Moore. In press. Recovery of native brook trout populations following the eradication of non-native rainbow trout in southern Appalachian Mountains streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management

Barrett, K., C. Guyer, S.T. Samoray, and Y. Kanno. 2016. Stream and riparian habitat use by anurans along a forested gradient in western Georgia, USA. Copeia 104:570-576.

Kanno, Y., K.C. Pregler, N.P. Hitt, B.H. Letcher, D.J. Hocking, and J.E.B. Wofford. 2016. Seasonal temperature and precipitation regulate brook trout young-of-the-year abundance and population dynamics. Freshwater Biology 61:88-99.

O'Bryan, C.J., J.A. Homyack, R.F. Baldwin, Y. Kanno, and A.L. Harrison. 2016. Novel habitat use supports population maintenance in a reconfigured landscape. Ecosphere 7(3):e01228

Kanno, Y., B.H. Letcher, N.P. Hitt, D.A. Boughton, J.E.B. Wofford, and E.F. Zipkin. 2015. Seasonal weather patterns drive population vital rates and persistence in a stream fish. Global Change Biology 21:1856-1870.

Kanno, Y., B.H. Letcher, A.L. Rosner, K.P. O'Neil, and K.H. Nislow. 2015. Environmental factors affecting brook trout occurrence in headwater stream segments. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:373-382.

Kanno, Y., B.H. Letcher, J.C. Vokoun, and E.F. Zipkin. 2014. Spatial variability in adult brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) survival within two intensively surveyed headwater stream networks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:1010-1019.

Zipkin, E.F., J.T. Thorson, K. See, H.J. Lynch, E.H.C. Grant, Y. Kanno, R.B. Chandler, B.H. Letcher, and J.A. Royle. 2014. Modeling structured population dynamics using data from unmarked individuals. Ecology 95:22-29.

Beauchene, M., M. Becker, C.J. Bellucci, N. Hagstrom, and Y. Kanno. 2014. Defining summer thermal thresholds of fish community transitions in Connecticut streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 34:119-131.

Kanno, Y., B.H. Letcher, J.A. Coombs, K.H. Nislow, and A.R. Whiteley. 2014. Linking movement and reproductive history of brook trout to assess habitat connectivity in a heterogeneous stream network. Freshwater Biology 59:142-154.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, and B.H. Letcher. 2014. Paired stream-air temperature measurements reveal fine-scale thermal heterogeneity within headwater brook trout stream networks. River Research and Applications 30:745-755.

DiStefano, R.J., T.R. Black, S.S. Herleth-King, Y. Kanno, and H.T. Mattingly. 2013. Life histories of two populations of the imperiled crayfish Orconectes (Procericambarus) williamsi (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in southwestern Missouri, USA. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33: 15-24.

Kanno, Y., W.T. Russ, C.J. Sutherland, and S.B. Cook. 2012. Prioritizing aquatic conservation areas using spatial patterns and partitioning of fish community diversity in a near-natural temperate basin. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22: 799-812.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, K.E. Holsinger, and B.H. Letcher. 2012. Estimating size-specific brook trout abundance in continuously sampled headwater streams using Bayesian mixed models with zero inflation and overdispersion. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21: 404-419.

Kanno, Y., C.U. Schmidt, S.B. Cook, and H.T. Mattingly. 2012. Variation in microhabitat use of the threatened spotfin chub (Erimonax monachus) among stream sites and seasons. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21: 363-374.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, and B.H. Letcher. 2011. Fine-scale population structure and riverscape genetics of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) distributed continuously along headwater channel networks. Molecular Ecology 20: 3711-3729.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, and B.H. Letcher. 2011. Sibship reconstruction for inferring mating systems, dispersal and effective population size in headwater brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations. Conservation Genetics 12: 619-628.


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