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Peacock Bass: Diversity, Ecology, and Conservation is a unique scientific reference that describes not only the diversity and natural history of the various peacock bass species (fish in the genus Cichla) but also their geographic distributions, evolutionary relationships, ecology, and economic importance. Peacock bass are the most popular sport fish pursued by recreational anglers in tropical freshwaters, and they support important fisheries in rivers and lakes in their native South America as well as other regions of the world where they have been introduced. The book is written… Read More →
Dan Fitzgerald PhD was recently awarded the prestigious Haldane Prize from the British Ecology Society. Dr. Kirk Winemiller was Dan’s major advisor.
On March 29, the Aquatic Ecology Lab said good-bye to Sonia Huckembeck who returns to Brazil to complete her dissertation and degree at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande. Sonia is researching the trophic ecology of frog communities in wetlands of southern Brazil. He major advisor is Dr. Alexandre Garcia, longtime collaborator of the lab.
Dr. Eduardo Cunha joined the Aquatic Ecology Lab on March 1, 2018 as a postdoc investigating the ecology of river–floodplain ecosystems. He is assisting with development of individual-based models of fish population and food web dynamics of fluvial ecosystems in response to scenarios of hydrology and temperature. Eduardo received his PhD from the Universidade Estuadual de Maringá in Brazil where he studied community ecology in aquatic habitats of the Paraná River floodplain. During 2016, he spent one year in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences as a… Read More →
The Aquatic Ecology Lab welcomed two doctoral students from Brazil. Laísa Wociechoski Cavalheiro, a PhD student in the Graduate Program in Animal Ecology– Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, arrived to College Station on September 1 and will return to Brazil on January 15 next year. Laísa is doing her dissertation research on the community ecology of stream fishes in the Rio Uruguay Basin in southern Brazil. Sonia Huckembeck arrived to College Station on October 2 and will return home at the end of March next… Read More →
The Aquatic Ecology Lab is hosting two researchers from the Universidade Federal do Pará in Belem, Brazil. Dr. Luicano Montag arrived in June and will spend a sabbatical year at Texas A&M. During his visit, Dr. Montag will give seminars, collaborate on research on the community ecology of Amazonian stream fishes, and attend scientific conferences. Dr. Montag’s doctoral student Tiago Begot also arrived in June and will spend several months with the lab. Tiago’s research is focused on the influence of different land uses on patterns of taxonomic… Read More →
Lab Members and Collaborators Attend International Symposium on Flood pulse Ecosystems in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lab Members and Collaborators Attend International Symposium on Flood pulse Ecosystems in Siem Reap, Cambodia Dr. Winemiller, doctoral student Caroline Arantes, and aquatic ecology lab collaborators Pitagoras Piana (University of Western Paraná, Brazil) and David Hoeinghaus (University of North Texas) attended t he International Symposium on Flood pulse Ecosystems in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from July 24-27, 2017. Symposium participants examined biological and socio-economic aspects of flood pulse systems. The symposium, organized by the University of Battambang and Cambodian Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute, promoted exchange of information… Read More →
Aquatic Ecology Lab Provides Training in Fisheries Methods to Cambodian Fisheries Students and Professionals
Dr. Winemiller and PhD students, Luke Bower and Dan Fitzgerald provided instruction in fisheries methods at the Cambodian Inland Fisheries Research and Development Institute (IFReDI) in Phnom Penh on February 1-2, 2016. The workshop was attended by 25 individuals from IFReDI, the Royal University of Phnom Penh, and the Royal Agricultural University. Students practiced laboratory methods for research on age and growth estimation using scales and otoliths, reproductive status based on examination of gonads/gametes, and dietary analysis based on analysis of gut contents. Also provided was an overview… Read More →
During the Fall 2015 semester, the Winemiller Aquatic Ecology Lab has been hosting two visiting scientists from Brazil. Rodrigo Ferreira Bastos is a doctoral student from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Larissa Strictar Pereira is a doctoral student from the Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Brazil. Rodrigo is researching the trophic ecology of fishes and food webs in coastal ecosystems using stable isotope methods. Larissa is investigating the implications of cannibalism for fish population and community ecology. Both students will… Read More →
207. Pease, A.A., J.M. Taylor, K.O. Winemiller, and R.S. King. 2015. Ecoregional, catchment, and reach-scale environmental factors shape functional-trait structure of stream fish assemblages. Hydrobiologia 753:265-283. [PDF] 206. Kaymak, N., K.O. Winemiller, S. Akin, Z. Altuner, F. Polat, and T. Dal. 2015. Stable isotope analysis reveals relative influences of seasonal hydrologic variation and impoundment on assimilation of primary production sources by fish in the Upper Yesilırmak River, Turkey. Hydrobiologia753:131-147. [PDF] 205. Montaña, C.G., C.A. Layman, and K.O. Winemiller. 2015. Species-area relationship within benthic habitat patches of a tropical… Read More →