Uli Reinhardt

A photo of Uli Reinhardt


Biology; Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) Interdisciplinary Program

403A Science Complex


[email protected]


  • Dipl. Biol., University of Bonn, Germany, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 1998

Interests and Expertise

I am broadly interested in how the biotic and abiotic environments shape the ecology and evolution of fish populations. Approaches to my research include whole-stream manipulations, field observations by radiotelemetry, behavioral experiments in the laboratory and microscopic examination of fish anatomy. In recent years, I have focused on the study of invasive fish species and their management in the Great Lakes Region. I have had students work on the behavior of Eurasian ruffe and bighead carp and I have research projects on the behavior of sea lamprey. In a recent study, I used high-speed video recordings to analyze the biomechanics of Pacific lamprey climbing behavior.


  • BIO 107 Introduction to Environmental Science
  • BIO 120 Introductory Biology II
  • BIO 310 Ecology
  • BIO 379 Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (a field course in Ecuador)
  • BIO 311W Ecology Lab
  • BIO 482 Ichthyology
  • BIO 582 Ichthyology
  • BIO 592 Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands (a field course in Ecuador)
  • ENVI 305 Topics in Environmental Science and Society

Publications and Presentations

  • Hume J.B., Lucas M.C., Reinhardt U., Hrodey P.J., Wagner C. M., 2020. Sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) transit of a ramp equipped with studded substrate: Implications for fish passage and invasive species control. Ecological Engineering 155: 105957. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2020.105957
  • Reinhardt U.G, & and Hrodey P.J. 2019. Trap Happiness and Catch Bias in Sea Lamprey Traps. Fishes, 4(2), 34; https://doi.org/10.3390/fishes4020034
  • Sherburne, S. & Reinhardt U.G. 2016. First test of a species-selective adult sea lamprey migration barrier. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 893–898 DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2016.04.009
  • Reinhardt, U.G, Binder T. and McDonald, D.G. 2009. Ability of adult sea lamprey to climb inclined surfaces. American Fisheries Society Symposium 72:125–138.
  • Reinhardt, U.G., Eidietis, L, Friedl, S.E., and Moser, M. 2008. Pacific lamprey climbing behavior. Canadian J. of Zoology 86 (11): 1264–1272.
  • Adams, R. and Reinhardt U.G. 2008. Effects of texture on surface attachment of spawning-run sea lampreys, Petromyzon marinus,: a quantitative analysis. J. Fish Biology 73: 1464–1472.
  • Peters, L.M., Reinhardt, U.G. and Pegg, M.A. 2008. Factors influencing radio wave transmission and reception: use of radio telemetry in large rivers. North American J. Fisheries Management, 28 (1) 301–307.
  • Peters, L.M., Pegg, M. A. and Reinhardt, U.G. 2006. Movements of adult radio- tagged bighead carp in the Illinois River. Trans. American Fisheries Society 135 (5): 1205–1212.
  • Dawson, H.A.,Reinhardt U.G. and Savino, J. F 2006. Use of Electric or Bubble Barriers to Limit the Movement of Eurasian Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) J. Great Lakes Research 32(1):40–49.
  • Yamamoto, T., Reinhardt, U.G. 2003. Dominance and predator avoidance in domesticated and wild masu salmon, Oncorhynchus masu. Fisheries Science 69: 88–94.
  • Yamamoto, T., Reinhardt, U.G. 2003. Paternal effect on otolith size at emergence in masu salmon J. Fish Biology 62:1226–1231.
  • Reinhardt, U.G. 2002. Asset protection in juvenile salmon: how adding biological realism changes a dynamic foraging model. Behavioral. Ecology 13: 94–100.
  • Reinhardt U.G. 2001. Selection for surface feeding in farmed and sea-ranched masu salmon. Trans. American Fisheries Society 130: 155–158.
  • Reinhardt, U.G., Yamamoto, T. and Nakano, S. 2001. Effects of body size and predators on the intra-cohort competition in wild and domesticated juvenile salmon in a stream. Ecological Research 16: 327–334
  • Reinhardt, U.G. and Healey, M.C. 1999. Season- and size-dependent risk taking in juvenile coho salmon: experimental evaluation of asset protection. Animal behavior 57: 923–933.
  • Reinhardt, U.G. 1999. Predation risk breaks down dominance hierarchies in juvenile coho salmon and provides opportunities for risk-prone individuals. Canadian J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 56: 1206–1212.