Dr. Jason Vokoun

Professor & Department Head

Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
and Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Center

Office: University of Connecticut U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4087 (Room #227D)
Phone: 860-486-0141
Fax: 860-486-5408
Email: jason.vokoun@uconn.edu

Education

Professional Experience

Courses Taught

Research Interests

Publications

Education

PhD 2003 University of Missouri; Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
MS 1999 University of Missouri; Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
BS 1996 University of Nebraska; Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife

Professional Experience

2018 - Present University of Connecticut, Professor & Department Head
2010 - 2018 University of Connecticut, Associate Professor
2004 - 2010 University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Courses

NRE 3245 Environmental Law (summer online)
NRE 3385W Fisheries Techniques
NRE 4000W Natural Resources Planning and Management (in rotation)
NRE 4335 Fisheries Management

Research Interests

Resource selection and habitat use of aquatic species; statistical modeling of habitat use; fish movement and migration; conservation of stream ecosystems; species of special conservation concern; fisheries sampling issues dealing with sample sizes and effort.

Publications

Recent Manuscripts

  • Sullivan, C.J., J.C. Vokoun, A.M. Helton, M.A. Briggs, and B.L. Kurylyk. 2021. An ecohydrological typology for thermal refuges in streams and rivers. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.2295
  • Kasper, J.M., J. Brust, A. Caskenette, J. McNamee, J.C. Vokoun, E.T. Schultz. 2020. Using harvest slot limits to promote stock recovery and broaden age structure in marine recreational fisheries: a case study. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40: 1451-1471 DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10511
  • Nathan, L.R., Y. Kanno, B.H. Letcher, A.B. Welsh, A.R. Whitely, and J.C. Vokoun. 2020. Evaluation of genetic structuring within GIS-dervired Brook Trout management units. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 149:681-694 DOI: 10.100/tafs.10260
  • Liberati, M.R., C.D. Rittenhouse, and J.C. Vokoun. 2020. Subdivision for conservation? Landscape and Urban Planning 195: 103723 DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103723
  • Pregler, K.C., N. Hagstrom, E.T. Schultz, J.C. Vokoun. 2019. Landscape factors predict local extirpation in an imperiled minnow species, bridle shiner (Notropis bifrenatus). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29:1227-1237 DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3123
  • Liberati, M.R., C.D. Rittenhouse, and J.C. Vokoun. 2019. Addressing ecological, economic, and social tradeoffs of refuge expansion in constrained landscapes. Landscape Ecology 34:627-647 DOI: 10.1007/s10980-019-00798-8
  • Nathan, L.R., A.B. Welsh, and J.C. Vokoun. 2019. Watershed-level brook trout genetic structuring: evaluation and application of riverscape genetics models. Freshwater Biology 64:405-420. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13230
  • Hessenauer, J.-M., J.C. Vokoun, J. Davis, R. Jacobs, and E. O’Donnell. 2018. Size Structure Suppression and Obsolete Length Regulations in Recreational Fisheries Dominated by Catch-and-Release. Fisheries Research 200:33-42. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.12.007
  • Nathan, L., *A.A. Smith, A.B. Welsh, and J. Vokoun. 2018. Are culvert assessment scores an indicator of Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis population fragmentation? Ecological Indicators 84:208-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.08.033
  • Nathan, L.R., Y. Kanno, and J.C. Vokoun. 2017. Population demographics influence genetic responses to fragmentation: a demogenetic assessment of the 'one migrant per generation' rule of thumb. Biological Conservation 210:261-272. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.02.043
  • O'Connor, K.; L. Nathan; M. Liberati; M. Tingley; J. Vokoun; and T. Rittenhouse. 2017. Camera Trap Arrays Improve Detection Probability of Wildlife: Investigating Study Design Considerations Using an Empirical Dataset. PLoS One 12:e0175685.
  • Hessenauer, J.-M., J.C Vokoun, A. Welsh, J. Davis, R. Jacobs, and E. O’Donnell. 2017. Can Largemouth Bass Transplanted from an Unexploited Population Genetically Contribute to an Active Fishery? A Test Case for Genetic Management of Exploited Fish Populations. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:271-283. DOI:10.1080/02755947.2016.1264504.
  • Dreiss, L.M., D.P. Kloster, M.R. Liberati, J.R. Barclay, J-M. Hessenauer, L.R. Nathan, K.M. O’Connor, J.C. Vokoun, and A.T. Morzillo. 2016. Adaptive management as an effective strategy: interdisciplinary perceptions for natural resources management. Environmental Management 59:218-229.
  • Liberati, M.R., C.D. Rittenhouse, and J.C. Vokoun. 2016. Beyond protection: expanding “conservation opportunity” to redefine conservation planning in the 21st centrury. Journal of Environmental Management 183:33-40.
  • Hessenauer, J.-M., J. Vokoun, J. Davis, R. Jacobs, and E. O’Donnell. 2016. Naivety to angling lost at different rates among fished and unfished populations of Largemouth Bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:1068-1076.
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