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

Tennessee Staff Member


Dr. Mark W. Rogers

Dr. Mark Rogers, Unit Leader, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Unit Leader
Phone: (931) 372 - 3032
Email: mwrogers@usgs.gov

Education

  • Ph D University of Florida 2007
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2002
  • BS North Carolina State University 1997

Biography

I spent six years as a fisheries research biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center working on Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Erie after earning my PhD at the University of Florida. I started as the Unit Leader for the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in December 2015.

Research Interest

My research interests include fisheries ecology and management, population dynamics, and ecological modeling. I have studied fisheries in sub-tropical and temperate lakes and reservoirs, the Laurentian Great Lakes, and Australian rivers.

Research Publications Publication Date
Woelmer, W.M., Y-C Kao, D.B. Bunnell, A.M. Deines, D.H. Bennion, M.W. Rogers, C.N. Brooks, M.J. Sayers, D.M. Banach, A.G. Grimm, R.A. Schuchman. 2017. Assessing the influence of watershed characteristics on chlorophyll a in water bodies at global and regional scales. Inland Waters. 2017-04-30
Walker, D.M., J.E. Leys, K.E. Dunham, J.C., Oliver, E.E. Schiller, K.S. Stephenson, J.T. Kimrey, J. Wooten, M.W. Rogers. 2017. Methodological considerations for detection of terrestrial small-body salamander eDNA and implications for biodiversity conservation. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2017-04-30
Schaeffer, J.S., M.W. Rogers, D.G. Field, and seven coauthors. 2014. Designing long-term fish community assessments in connecting channels: Lessons from the Saint Marys River. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40(supplement 2):15-22. 2014-03-31
Sayers, M.J., A.G. Grimm, R.A. Shuchman, A.M. Deines, D.B. Bunnell, Z.B. Raymer, M.W. Rogers, W. Woelmer, D.H. Bennion, C.N. Brooks, M.A. Whitley, D.M. Warner, J.Mychek-Londer. 2015. A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36:1942-1964. 2015-04-30
Rogers, M.W., D.B. Bunnell, C.P. Madenjian, D.M. Warner. 2014. Lake Michigan offshore ecosystem structure and food web changes from 1987 to 2008. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2014-07-31
Rogers, M.W., A.B. Barbour, K.L. Wilson. 2014. Trade-offs in experimental designs for estimating post-release mortality in containment studies. Fisheries Research 151:130-135. 2014-03-31
Lynch, A.J., S.J. Cooke, A. Deines, S. Bower, D.B. Bunnell, I.G. Cowx, V.M. Nguyen, J. Nohner, K. Phouthavong, B. Riley, M.W. Rogers, W.W. Taylor, W.M. Woelmer, S. Youn, T.D. Beard, Jr. 2016. The social, economic, and ecological importance of inland fishes and fisheries. Environmental Reviews 24(2):115-121 2016-02-28
Lynch, A. J., S. J. Cooke, T. D. Beard, Jr., Y.-C. Kao, K. Lorenzen, A. M. Song, M.S. Allen, Z. Basher, D. B. Bunnell, E. V. Camp, I. G. Cowx, J. A. Freedman, V. M. Nguyen, J. K. Nohner, M. W. Rogers, Z. A. Siders, W. W. Taylor, S. Youn. 2017. Grand challenges in the management and conservation of North American inland fish and fisheries. Fisheries. 2017-02-28
Lynch, A. J., D. M. Bartley, T. D. Beard, Jr., D. B. Bunnell, S. J. Cooke, I. G. Cowx, S. Funge-Smith, C. P. Paukert, M. W. Rogers, and W. W. Taylor. 2020. InFish: A research network to promote global conservation and responsible use of inland fish. Fisheries https://doi.org/10.1002/fsh.10419 2020-04-30
Kraus, R.T., C.S. Vandergoot, P.M. Kocovsky, M.W. Rogers, H.A. Cook, T.O. Brenden. 2017. Reconciling catch differences from multiple fishery independent gill net surveys. Fisheries Research 188:17-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.12.004 | Abstract 2017-04-30
Kerns, J.A., M.W. Rogers, D.B. Bunnell, R.M. Claramunt, and P.D. Collingsworth. 2016. Comparing Life History Characteristics of Lake Michigan's Naturalized and Stocked Chinook Salmon. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 2016-08-31
Kao, Y-C., M.W. Rogers, D.B. Bunnell. 2017. Evaluating stocking efficacy in an ecosystem undergoing oligotrophication. Ecosystems.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-017-0173-5 | Abstract 2017-07-31
Jennings, C. A., M. Allen, C. Belcher, R. Bringolf, D. Dennerline, T. Goar, K. Kuklinski, J. Long, P. Mazik, D. Riecke, and M. Rogers. Congratulations on Your Promotion to Management: Considerations for New Supervisory Biologists. 2020. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 7:103-113. | Abstract 2020-03-31
J. Whitney, R. Al-Chokhachy, D. Bunnell, C. Caldwell, S. Cooke, E. Eliason, M.Rogers, A. J. Lynch, C. Paukert. 2016. Physiological basis of climate change impacts on North American inland fish. Fisheries. 41(7): 332-345. DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2016.1186656 2016-07-31
Hrycik, AR, PD Collingsworth, MW Rogers, SC Guffey, and TO Hook. 2017. Seasonal structuring of yellow perch trophic indicators outweighs spatial structuring in a large lake basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 2018-04-30
Deines, A.M., D.B. Bunnell, M.W. Rogers, and ten coauthors. 2017. The contribution of lakes to global inland fisheries harvest. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15(6):293-298. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1503 2017-06-30
Deines, A.M., D.B. Bunnell, M.W. Rogers, T.D. Beard, Jr., and W.W. Taylor. 2015. A review of the global relationship among freshwater fish, autotrophic activity, and regional climate. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 25:323-336. 2015-03-31
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Paine, Robert Post Doc Active
Wood, William Master's Active
Hargrove, John Post Doc Active 2018-10-10
Fernholz, Savannah Master's Active 2018-12-20
Kacmar, Phillip Master's Active 2018-12-20
Presentations Presentation Date
Wood, W.T., M.W. Rogers. 2019. Abundance and population controls of bigheaded carp in a productive southeastern reservoir. Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 2019-10-27
Wood WT, MW Rogers. 2019. Abundance and population controls of bigheaded carp in a productive southeastern reservoir. 2019 Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Galveston, Texas. 2019-01-26
Rogers, MW. 2019. Congratulations on your new project; uhhh, what now? Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Hilton Head, SC. 2019-10-26
Rogers, M.W., W.T. Wood, Y-C Kao. 2019. An ecosystem model for population controls and ecological effects of bigheaded carp in a productive southeastern reservoir. Ecopath 25, St. Petersburg, Florida. 2019-12-05
Rogers, M.W., J. Murdock. 2018. Influences of Asian Carp invasion on a native mussel biodiversity hotspot in Tennessee. Southern Division of American Fisheries Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2018-03-14
Rogers, M.W., J. Murdock, D. Hubbs. 2018. Implications of Silver Carp invasion on the Food Web of a Freshwater Mussel Biodiversity Hotspot. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Mobile, Alabama. 2018-10-21
Rogers, M.W., A. Deines, D.B. Bunnell, D. Bennion, A.J. Lynch, S.J. Cooke, and T.D. Beard, Jr. North American Inland Fisheries: Knowns, Unknowns, and Management Challenges. May 2016. World Fisheries Congress. Busan, South Korea. 2016-05-27
Rogers, M.W., A. Deines, D.B. Bunnell, D. Bennion, A.J. Lynch, S.J. Cooke, and T.D. Beard, Jr. North American Inland Fisheries: Knowns, Unknowns, and Management Challenges. February 2017. Southern Division of American Fisheries Society, Oklahoma City. 2017-02-04
Rogers, M.W. 2020. Asian Carp status and research efforts for informing TVA environmental assessment in the Tennessee River. TVA Environmental Assessment webinar series. 2020-05-13
Paine, R.T.R., M.W. Rogers, C. Hurt. 2018. Environmental DNA (eDNA) tracking of the invasive Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) in the Duck River, Tennessee. Southeastern Fishers Council Annual Meeting, South Carolina. 2018-11-09
M.W. Rogers, Wood, W.T., Koa, Y-C. 2020. An Ecosystem Model for Population Controls and Ecological Effects of Bigheaded Carp in a Productive Southeastern Reservoir. Southern Division of American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas. 2020-02-22
M.W. Rogers, C.R. Harty, P.W. Bettoli. 2020. Investigation of Channel Catfish and Blue Catfish Population Dynamics in Three Tennessee River Reservoirs. Southern Division of American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas. 2020-02-19
Lynch, A.J., Z. Basher, Y.-C. Kao, T.D. Beard, Jr., D.B. Bunnell, M.W. Rogers, and W.W. Taylor. Estimating inland fisheries harvest potential with global change. May 2016. World Fisheries Congress. Busan, South Korea. 2016-05-26
Lynch, A.J., S.J. Cooke, A. Deines, S. Bower, D.B. Bunnell, I.G. Cowx, V.M. Nguyen, J. Nohner, K. Phouthavong, B. Riley, M.W. Rogers, W.W. Taylor, W.M. Woelmer, S.J. Youn. T.D. Beard, Jr. 2016 The social, economical, and ecological importance of inland fishes and fisheries. International Union for the Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2016-09-15
Kao,Y-C., Rogers, M.W., Bunnell, D.B. 2016. How will salmonine stocking levels, nutrient inputs, and mussel trajectories influence the Lake Michigan food web? International Association of Great Lakes Research Annual Meeting. 2016-06-06
Kao, Y.C., M.W. Rogers, D.B. Bunnell, and others. Effects of climate change and land use on large lake fisheries around the world. Raleigh, NC. 2017 Society of Freshwater Science Annual Meeting. 2017-06-04
Kao, Y.C., D.B. Bunnell, M.W. Rogers. The relative importance between round goby and alewife effects on Lake Michigan salmonines. International Association of Great Lakes Research. 2017-05-16
Kao, Y.C., D.B. Bunnell, M.W. Rogers. Not all great lake fisheries are equally great in response to climate and land use change. International Association of Great Lakes Research. 2017-05-15
Kao Y-C, Rogers MW, Bunnell DB, Lynch AJ, and others. GLFI: A global initiative for lake fisheries. 2018. 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society: Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018-08-20
Kao Y-C, Rogers MW, Bunnell DB, Lynch AJ, and others. 2018. Effects of extreme rainfalls on global lake fisheries: Could they be positive? 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018-08-20
Kacmar, P.T., M.W. Rogers. 2018. Influences of sampling method and season on assessments of Florida largemouth bass (Micropterus floridanus) genetic introgression at Chickamauga Reservoir, Tennessee. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018-08-20
Kacmar P, MW Rogers. 2019. Influences of Sampling Method and Season on Florida Largemouth Bass Genetic Introgression at Chickamauga Reservoir, Tennessee. Southern Division AFS, Galveston, TX 2019-01-26
Hargrove, J.S., M.W. Rogers. 2018. Rethinking Florida Bass stocking as a fishery management tool. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Mobile, Alabama. 2018-10-21
Hargrove, J.S., M.W. Rogers, and P. Black. 2018. Genetic composition of largemouth bass populations stocked with Florida bass in Tennessee. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2018-03-14
Hargrove, J.S., M.W. Rogers, P.T. Kacmar, P. Black. 2018. A Statewide Evaluation of Florida Bass Introgression Across a Gradient of Stocking Rates and Reservoirs in Tennessee. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018-08-20
Flanagan, T., M.W. Rogers. Evaluating Asian Carp Movement in the Tennessee River with Focus on Prohibiting Lock and Dam Passage. 2019 Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Galveston, TX 2019-01-26
Fernholz, S.R., M.W. Rogers. 2018. Relative Densities and Population Characteristics of Bighead and Silver Carp in Reservoirs of the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018-08-20
Technical Publications Publication Date
Rogers, M.W., J.A. Kerns, D.B. Bunnell, R.M. Claramunt, P.D. Collingsworth. 2013. Exploring Life History Characteristics of Naturalized Versus Stocked Chinook Salmon. A Final Report submitted to the Great Lakes Fishery Trust. IP-061637. 2013-12-31
Kraus, R.T., C.K. Knight, A.M. Gorman, P.M. Kocovsky, B.C. Weidel, M.W. Rogers. 2016. Developing Fish Trophic Indicators of Climate Change for the Great Lakes. Final Report to the Department of Interior Northeast Climate Change Center and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative. IP-075680. 2016-07-31