Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Dakota
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Dakota Staff Member


Aaron Sundmark

Aaron Sundmark - PhD student with Dr. Larry Gigliotti

Email: Aaron.Sundmark@sdstate.edu

Biography

Aaron grew up in a small town in central Minnesota. He received his BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University in 2012 while gaining valuable experience through summer internships with the South Dakota GFP. He went on to receive his MS in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in 2015, where he studied the effects of lake morphometry and water quality on Bluegill growth in central Georgia impoundments. Currently, Aaron is working towards a PhD researching the human dimensions of small fishing impoundments across South Dakota under Dr. Larry Gigliotti in the Department of Natural Resource Management at South Dakota State University.

Research Interest

Currently working with Dr. Larry Gigliotti on his PhD, Aaron is studying the social and economic value of small fishing lakes across South Dakota. His research interests range from human dimensions to fisheries management, and from Midwestern lakes and rivers to mountain coldwater reservoirs and streams.

Research Publications Publication Date
Sundmark, Aaron P., and Gigliotti, Larry M. 2019. Economic activity generated by angling at small South Dakota lakes. Fisheries, 44(7):321-330. 2019-04-30
Sundmark, A. P. and C. A. Jennings. 2017. Influence of Lake Surface Area and Total Phosphorus on Annual Bluegill Growth in Small Impoundments of Central Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 16(4):546-566. 2017-12-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. Social and economic importance of selected South Dakota fishing impoundments: Progress update. Game, Fish and Parks Summer Fisheries Meeting, Mobridge, SD, 19 July 2016. 2016-07-19
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. Framing social values: How small fisheries can improve quality of life in South Dakota. Presented at the 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference. Cleveland, OH. 28 January 2019, 2019-01-28
Sundmark, A., and L.M. Gigliotti. 2019. Evaluating fishing at small lakes in South Dakota. Presented at the 2019 Summer Fisheries Meeting. Webster, SD. July 19. 2019-07-19
Sundmark, A., and L. M. Gigliotti. 2018. Economic contribution of angling at small South Dakota lakes. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ Summer Fisheries Meeting, Oacoma, SD. July 31. 2018-07-31
Sundmark, A., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Factors shaping the social value of small lakes to local communities in South Dakota. 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries society. August 20, Atlantic City, NJ. 2019-08-20
Sundmark, A. and L.M. Gigliotti. 2017. Economic impacts of angling: A survey of small South Dakota lakes. Presented at the 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL. (August 23rd). 2017-08-23
Sundmark, A. P., and L. M. Gigliotti. Understanding stakeholder desires for small South Dakota lakes. 2019 Joint Meeting of the Dakota chapter and Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Fargo, ND. 26 February 2019. 2019-02-26
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Factors explaining angler satisfaction in South Dakota: Is angler satisfaction related to angler evaluation of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Park's customer service. 54th Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. February 28. Brookings, SD. 2018-02-28
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2018. Economic and spatial assessments of angling at small South Dakota lakes. 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference. January 31. Milwaukee, WI. 2018-01-31
Sundmark, A. P., and Gigliotti, L. M. 2017. Economic impacts of angling: A survey of small South Dakota lakes. Progress update presented at the USGS South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Meeting. October 24. Brookings, SD. 2017-10-24
Gigliotti, L.M., and A. P. Sundmark. South Dakota small lakes and quality of life: More than fishing. Presented at the 56<sup>th</sup> Annual Meeting of the Dakota Chapter American Fisheries Society. Spearfish, SD. 26 February 2020. 2020-02-26