Welcome to The Riverscape Ecology Lab
Work in our lab focuses on the conservation and sustainable management of freshwater fish diversity, understanding reasons for its decline, and developing approaches for mitigating threats in Texas, the southern Great Plains, and beyond. We address questions regarding species- and community-level change across spatial and temporal scales using a variety of study approaches, including meta-analyses, field experiments, natural snapshot and trajectory experiments, landscape modeling, and molecular techniques. Our work strongly emphasizes how anthropogenic environmental manipulations, either destructive or restorative in nature, cause shifts in fish abundance, distribution, and community structure.
Stephanie George has joined the lab as a graduate student. Welcome to Stephanie!
Nick Loveland, Jake Madewell, Fernando Chavez, and Josh Heitikko have joined the lab as undergraduate technicians. Welcome to the gang!
Juju Wellemeyer and Eric Malone successfully defended their theses in Tennessee. Congratulations to Juju and Eric!
New paper on Great Plains cyprinids out in Fish and Fisheries (see Publications page).
Juju Wellemeyer accepted a job with the Missouri Department of Conservation as a Resource Staff Scientist. Congratulations to Juju!
The Riverscape Ecology Laboratory at Texas A&M University is spawned.
Fishes Below the Surface
Amy Gebhard snapped this picture of a Banded Sculpin during her research on the species.
Juju Wellemeyer snapped this picture of a lamprey during sampling.
Eric Malone snapped this picture of a Banded Sculpin chowing-down on a Redline Darter.