Current Graduate Students and Staff at the University of Missouri

Graduate Students

Hadley Boehm (Ph.D. student)

Dissertation: Evaluation of Striped bass stocking in Bull Shoals Lake.
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Fisheries)
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Environment and Resources)
B.S., Alma College

Michael Moore (Ph.D. Student)

Thesis: Habitat selection and dispersal of Lake Sturgeon in Missouri River tributaries

M.S., Virginia Tech University

B.S., University of Missouri

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Gaby Ruso (Ph.D. Student)

Thesis: Effects of copper contaiminants on the aquatic community of Sierra Nevada lakes
M.S., University of Sasketchewan
B.S., Humboldt State University


Nick Sievert (Ph.D. Student)

Dissertation: Effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on stream fish
M.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Emily Tracy-Smith (Research Specialist/Ph.D. student)

Topic: Ecological flow linkages for Missouri
M.S., University of Missouri
B.S., University of Florida



Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Staff

Colin Dassow

Colin Dassow

Post Doctoral Reserarch Fellow
2021 - present
Research: Cost of replacing walleyes in Wisconsin due to climate change: implications for management
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, in progress
B.S., St. Norbert College

Hunter Styka

Sr Research Technican
Topic: Evaluation of Striped Bass stockign in Bull Skoals Lake
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point