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

Staff Member

Nicky Faucheux

Nicky with sturgeon



After growing up in Vicksburg, MS, I headed west for higher education. I obtained my bachelor's in Environmental Science from Louisiana Tech in 2015, and completed my master's in Aquatic Resources from Texas State University in 2017 with my master's thesis "Rapid Quantitative Assessment to Assist in Identifying Imperiled Fishes." After graduation, I spent a year working as a biologist technician for for the Fish Ecology Team of the Environmental Lab of the Corps of Engineers ERDC facility in Vicksburg. I am excited to apply what I learned in Texas here in my home state of Mississippi, where I will be pursuing my doctorate. I will be working on a project looking at the influence of physical stream characteristics on fish communities in the tributary streams to the Yazoo River.

Research Publications Publication Date
Miranda, L.E., and N.M. Faucheux. 2022. Climate change alters aging patterns of reservoir fish habitats. Climatic Change 174(9). | Abstract September 2022
Presentations Presentation Date
Faucheux, N.M., and L.E. Miranda. 2023. Long-term links between channel morphology and fish assemblages in modified Yazoo Basin streams. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Natchez, Mississippi. February 2023
Faucheux, N.M. and L.E. Miranda. 2022. Frozen in channel evolution time: long-term effects of grade control structures on channel morphology and fish beta diversity in Mississippi streams. Annual meeting of the Southeastern Fishes Council. November 2022
Faucheux, N.M, and L.E. Miranda. 2021. Countering the legacy of erosion in North Mississippi streams. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, Maryland. November 2021