Luke M. Bower

Luke Bower


Contact Info


Office phone: (979) 847-8846
Office location: 112 Old Heep Bldg.

Luke M. Bower

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-225


In progress – Ph.D., Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.
Advisor: Dr. Kirk O. Winemiller

2013 – M.S., Biological sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond, LA. Advisor: Kyle Piller

2010 – B.S. in Biology, Erskine College. Due West, South Carolina.

Research interests

Interests in conservation, community ecology, and evolutionary ecology of stream fishes, specifically local and regional patterns of fish assemblage structure and ecomorphology.


Bower, L. M., & Piller, K. R. (2015). Shaping up: a geometric morphometric approach to assemblage ecomorphology. Journal of fish biology87(3), 691-714.

Winemiller, K. O., Fitzgerald, D. B., Bower, L. M., & Pianka, E. R. (2015). Functional traits, convergent evolution, and periodic tables of niches. Ecology letters18(8), 737-751.

Foster, K., Bower, L., & Piller, K. (2015). Getting in shape: habitat‐based morphological divergence for two sympatric fishes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society114(1), 152-162