Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Daniel D. Magoulick
J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
My research efforts are focused on factors affecting population and community dynamics of freshwater fish and invertebrates, especially the role of disturbance in community dynamics, impacts of introduced species in aquatic ecosystems and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. My recent research includes, 1) flow-ecology relationships and environmental flows assessment for the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands region, 2) factors affecting distribution, abundance and population genetics of imperiled fish and crayfish, 3) effects of drought and stream drying on fish and crayfish population and community dynamics, 4) modeling effects of climate change on fish and crayfish growth, refuge use and species persistence, 5) influence of flow disturbance on fish and crayfish consumers and how they in turn affect stream ecosystem structure and function, 6) the relationship between land use, flow regime, habitat complexity and fish assemblage structure, 7) the potential spread of invasive species and mechanisms of displacement of native species, and 8) the influence of abiotic and biotic factors on habitat selection by stream fish and crayfish. As part of this work, I attempt to bridge the gap between studies done at small spatial scales and the larger spatial scales necessary to understand how disturbance and movement affect population and community dynamics in stream ecosystems. These projects and related work are carried out using a combination of observation, experimentation in the field and lab, and modeling approaches.
Biometry, Conservation Biology and Fish Ecology
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1994.
Yarra, A.N. and D.D. Magoulick. 2017. Stream permanence is related to crayfish occupancy and abundance in the Ozark Highlands, USA. Freshwater Science (In Press)
DiStefano, R.J., C.A. Flinders, E.M. Imhoff and D.D. Magoulick. 2017. Conservation of imperiled crayfish – Faxonius (Crockerinus) marchandi Hobbs, 1948 (Decapoda: Cambaridae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 38:1-6. DOI:10.1093/jcbiol/rux075
Bruckerhoff, L.A. and D.D. Magoulick. 2017. Hydrologic regimes as potential drivers of morphologic divergence in fish. Evolutionary Ecology 31:517-531. DOI:10.1007/s10682-017-9897-0
Magoulick, D.D., R.J. DiStefano, E.M. Imhoff, M.S. Nolen and B.K. Wagner. 2017. Landscape- and local-scale habitat influences on occupancy and detection probability of stream-dwelling crayfish: implications for conservation. Hydrobiologia 799:217-231. DOI:10.1007/s10750-017-3215-2
Flinders, J.A. and D.D. Magoulick. 2017. Spatial and temporal consumption dynamics of trout in Arkansas tailwaters catch-and-release areas. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:432-449. DOI:10.1080/00028487.2017.1281169
Middaugh, C.R., B. Kessinger and D.D. Magoulick. 2016. Climate-induced seasonal changes in smallmouth bass growth rate potential at the southern range extent. Ecology of Freshwater Fish DOI:10.1111/eff.12320
Lynch, D.T. and D.D. Magoulick. 2016. Effects of pulse and press drying disturbance on benthic stream communities. Freshwater Science 35:998-1009. DOI:10.1086/687843
Leasure, D.R., D.D. Magoulick and S. D. Longing. 2016. Natural flow regimes of the Ozark-Ouachita Interior Highlands region. River Research and Applications 32:18-35. DOI:10.1002/rra.2838
Magoulick, D.D. and G.L. Piercey. 2016. Trophic overlap between native and invasive stream crayfish. Hydrobiologia 766:237-246. DOI:10.1007/s10750-015-2457-0