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

Mississippi Staff Member


Dr. Corey G Dunn

A large, female Blue Sucker from the Grand River (Missouri) collected while developing large-river sampling protocols.<br><br>

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (662) 325 - 7828
Email: cdunn@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: cgd168@msstate.edu
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Education

  • Ph D University of Missouri 2020
  • MS Virginia Tech 2017
  • BS Virginia Tech 2009

Biography

I am an Assistant Unit Leader of the Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Before joining the MS Unit, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Mississippi State University.

Research Interest

I am a fish biologist who has worked on conservation issues spanning ephemeral headwaters of the Mississippi River basin to the swift waters of the Mighty Mississippi proper. My main research area is the ecology and conservation of rivers and riverine biota. This overarching theme encompasses several research areas including ecology of large-river fishes, endangered species management, invasion ecology, and riverine landscape ecology

Research Publications Publication Date
Dunn, C., B. Brooke, R. Hrabik, and C. Paukert. 2018. Intensive Sampling Reveals Underreported Use of Great-River Tributaries by Large-River Fishes in Missouri. Southeastern Naturalist 17:512-520.doi.org/10.1656/058.017.0316
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July 2018
Dunn, C. G., and C. P. Paukert. 2021. Accounting for dispersal and local habitat when evaluating tributary use by riverine fishes. Ecosphere. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3711. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2021
Dunn, C. G., and C. P. Paukert. 2020. A Flexible Survey Design for Monitoring Spatiotemporal Fish Richness in Non-wadeable Rivers: Optimizing Efficiency by Integrating Gears. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77(6): 978-990. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2019-0315.

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February 2020
Dunn, C. G., & P,L. Angermeier. 2019. Remaining populations of an upland stream fish persist in refugia defined by habitat features at multiple scales. Diversity and Distributions, 25(3), 385-399. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12866 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website January 2019
Dunn, C. G., & Angermeier, P. L. (2016). Development of habitat suitability indices for the Candy Darter, with cross-scale validation across representative populations. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 145(6), 1266-1281. https://doi.org/10.1080/00028487.2016.1217929 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2016
Dunn, C. G. (2016). Documentation of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis (eastern hellbender) predation on nest-associate stream fishes. Northeastern naturalist, 23(3). https://doi.org/10.1656/045.023.0303 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website October 2016
Stafford, Joshua
Master's
js5459@msstate.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Mabery, M., C. Dunn, and C. Paukert. Population Dynamics of Gravel Chub in Two Missouri Rivers. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO February 2016
Dunn, C.G., and C.P. Paukert. 2020. Casting a wider net: efficacy of a multi-gear survey design for detecting Missouri’s imperiled riverine fishes. Invited contribution to Endangered Species Research and Management symposium, Midwest Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Conference. Springfield, IL. January 2020
Dunn, C.G., and C.P. Paukert. 2018. A flexible multi-gear survey design for documenting fish richness in large rivers. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, NJ. August 2018
Dunn, C.G., and C.P. Paukert. 2018. A Structured Approach for Incorporating Manager Feedback into the Survey Design of a Standardized Riverine Fish Sampling Protocol. Oral presentation. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO. February 2019
Dunn, C.G. and C.P. Paukert. 2021. Pinpointing biodiversity hotspots: local habitat and regional connectivity shape fish richness along rivers with contrasting habitat diversity. Annual meeting of the Southeastern Fishes Council. Columbus, Georgia. (delivered virtually) November 2021
Dunn, C., and C. Paukert. 2017. Influences of downriver connectivity and site conditions on richness patterns of great-river fishes within free-flowing tributary networks. Society of Freshwater Science, Raleigh, North Carolina June 2017
Dunn, C., and C. Paukert. 2017. In pursuit of a silver bullet: does standardized sampling need to accommodate seasonal and regional influences on fish richness across large rivers of Missouri? Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, NE. February 2017
Dunn, C., and C. Paukert. 2017. Does Standardized Fish Sampling within Mid-Sized Rivers of Missouri Need to Account for Seasonal and Regional Influences on Fish Species Richness? Missouri natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO February 2017
Dunn, C., and C. Paukert. Emerging distributional patterns and preliminary results from the Missouri Mid-Sized Rivers Fish Sampling Protocol: A scalable multi-method tool for studying Missouri’s large-river fish assemblages. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO February 2016
Dunn, C., and C. Paukert. 2018. Test-driving a newly developed fish sampling protocol to identify biodiversity hotspots in two Missouri mid-sized rivers. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO. February 2018
Dunn, C., and C. Paukert. 2017. Predicting potential refugia: spatially explicit determinants of great-river fish richness within two unimpounded tributaries of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL. August 2017
Dunn, C. and P. Angermeier. 2012. Candy darter habitat preferences and their implications for conservation. Annual meeting of Virginia Chapter, American Fisheries Society. February 2012
Dunn, C. and C. Paukert. Development of the Missouri Midsized Rivers Fish Sampling Protocol with preliminary results from the lower Gasconade River. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO February 2015
Dunn, C. G. and P. L. Angermeier. 2011. Habitat use and behavior of candy darters Etheostoma osburni may mediate interactions with an introduced congener. Annual meeting of Southern Division, American Fisheries Society. January 2011
Dunn, C. G. and P. L. Angermeier. 2011. Ecology of saddled darters in the New River drainage. New River Symposium, Athens, WV May 2011
Brooke, B., R. Kramer, C. Dunn, and C. Paukert. 2017. Seasonal population characteristics of Blue Suckers Cycleptus elongatus within large Missouri and Mississippi River tributaries. Missouri natural Resources Conference, Osage beach, MO February 2017
Brooke, B., R. Kramer, C. Dunn, and C. Paukert. 2017. Seasonal dynamics of Blue Suckers Cycleptus elongatus inhabiting great-river tributaries in Missouri. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Lincoln, NE. February 2017
Blische, H. M.E. Colvin, C.G. Dunn. 2021. Distribution and detection of American eels Anguilla rostrata in Mississippi. Student oral presentation. Annual meeting of the Mississippi chapter of the American Fisheries Society. March 2021
Blische, H, M.E. Colvin, and C.G. Dunn. 2021. Distribution and detection of American eels <i>Anguilla rostrata</i> in Mississippi. Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium at Mississippi State. Mississippi State, Mississippi. April 2021
Blische, H, M.E. Colvin, and C.G. Dunn. 2021. Distribution and detection of American Eels Anguilla rostrata in Mississippi. Student oral presentation. Annual meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Virtual conference. April 2021
Besson, J.B, M.E. Colvin, L.E., Miranda, and C.G. Dunn. 2021. A framework for evaluating Silver Carp movement in a floodplain system. Annual meeting of Mississippi chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Virtual conference. March 2021
Besson, J., M.E. Colvin, L.E. Miranda, C.G. Dunn. 2021. Evaluating movements of Silver Carp in an oxbow lake to inform barrier placement and operation. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, Maryland. November 2021