Dr. Kim Fredericks

Technical Committee-Research

Primary Activities:
I provide research support to the Aquatic Ecosystem and Health Branch.  I also provide support to the Invasive Species Team Leader to help ensure that USGS and other applicable state and federal regulations for environmental compliance are followed.

Research Interests:

  • Effects of xenobiotic compounds on aquatic animal physiology
  • Effects of pharmaceuticals and personal care products on aquatic organisms
  • Effects of sedatives on fish physiology
  • Methods to control aquatic invasive species

Active Projects:

Select Publications:
Swink, William D. and Kim T. Fredricks.  Mortality of burbot from sea lamprey attack and initial analysis of burbot blood.  From:  BURBOT:  Biology, Ecology, and Management edited by Vaughn L. Paragamian and Dave W. Willis.  Publication Number 1:  Fisheries Management Section of the American Fisheries Society, 2000.

Twohey, Michael B., John W. Heinrich, James G. Seelye, Kim T. Fredricks, Roger A. Bergstedt, Cheryl A. Kaye, Ron J. Scholefield, Rodney B. McDonald, Gavin C. Christie. 2003. The sterile-male-release technique in Great Lakes sea lamprey management. Journal of Great Lakes Research 29 (Supplement 1): 410-423.

Fredricks, Kim T.  Jeffery R. Meinertz, Ryan D. Ambrose, Leanna M. Jackan, Jeremy K. Wise & Mark P. Gaikowski .  2012.  Feeding Response of Sport Fish after Electrical Immobilization, Chemical Sedation, or Both, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 32:4, 679-686.

Elliott, Sarah M.,  Richard L. Kiesling, Daniel C. Rearick, Zachary G. Jorgenson, Heiko L. Schoenfuss,  Kim T. Fredricks, and Mark P. Gaikowski.  2014.  Reproductive and Developmental Effects of 17-B Estradiol Mesocosm Exposure on Adult and Larval Fathead Minnows (Pimephales promelas) and Adult Bluegills (Lepomis macrochirus).  Journal of the American Water Resources Association.  50:  376 – 387.

Cupp, A.R., C.F. Hartleb, K.T. Fredricks and M.P. Gaikowski. In review (submitted January 2014). Effectiveness of eugenol sedation to reduce the metabolic rates of cool and warm water fish at high densities.

Cupp, A.R., K.T. Fredricks, S.T. Porcher, J.R. Smerud, C.F. Hartleb and M.P. Gaikowski. In review (submitted March 2014). Effectiveness of eugenol to sedate yellow perch Perca flavescens and Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus at high densities for transport.

Area of Expertise: 
Aquatic Ecosystem Health
1992 Ph.D. Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
1988 M.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1984 B.A. Biology, Coe College
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Appointment end date: 
December 31, 2019