Field of specialization
- Professional Affiliations
- Special Honors & Awards
American Fisheries Society (life member)
Reservoir Committee, 1992 to present;
Co-program Chair for 2007 International Reservoir
Symposium, Chair Ad Hoc Committee on Fish Aging Techniques 2005-2006
Riparian Stream Habitat Committee, 1986 – 1989.
Fish Management Section, 1997 to present
Computer User’s Section, 1999 to present
Aquatic Plant Management Society
Mid-south Aquatic Plant Management Society, Newsletter Editor, 1992 – 1995
Board of Directors, 2002-2004
North American Lake Management Society
Technical reviewer for papers published in the following journals:
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and
Texas Journal of Science
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
Lake and Reservoir Management
Recent Developments in Fish Otolith Research (book)
The Prairie Naturalist
Journal of Fish Biology
Ecological Methodology (textbook)
Inland Fisheries Management (textbook)
Journal of Biological Agricultural and Environmental Statistics
Catfish 2000 – Proceedings of the First International Ictalurid Symposium
Bulletin of Marine Science
Elected member of Xi Sigma Pi in 1977 for superior undergraduate scholastic achievement.
Recipient of the outstanding doctoral student award for 1986-1987 in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Florida, January 1989 to January 1991.
Appointed to the Graduate Faculty, Auburn University, April 1993.
Awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, Auburn University, March 1994.
Finalist for Best Paper of the year for research articles published in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management in 1996.
Promoted to Professor, Auburn University, March 1999.
Award of Merit – Fish Management Section of the American Fisheries Society for
significant and substantial contributions to fishery science and conservation. August 2000.
Award for Best Paper, Runner-up for papers published in the 54th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, October 2001.
Outstanding Ph.D Student, Auburn University – I served as the major professor for Jeffery W. Slipke who was awarded the top outstanding Ph.D student at Auburn University in 2001.
Awards for Best Paper, Runner-up and Honorable Mention for papers published in the 56th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, October 2003
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