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Matt Schrum



  • MS University of Missouri - Columbia 2017
  • BS University of Missouri - Columbia 2012


Originally from SE Missouri, BS and MS from MU. MS thesis work focused on developing sampling protocols for freshwater mussel species in Missouri. Current project focuses on determining causes for decline and potential for reintroduction of mussels in the Little Black River, Missouri.

Research Interests

Monitoring and biometrics of benthic freshwater organisms.

Technical Publications

  • Schrum, M. C., and A. E. Rosenberger. 2018. An investigation of the cause of mussel population collapse, and the a current habitat suitability assessment in th eLittle Black River system, Carter, Ripley, and Butler counties, Missouri.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 141

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 237

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 670

Scientific Publications: 1888

Presentations: 4154


Contact Information

Tel: (931) 372 - 6355

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey