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

Mississippi Staff Member

Darren Shoemaker

Darren and green sunfish



I began working in aquatic ecology as a technician during undergrad and became fascinated with the dynamic relationships between fish and climate change. I received my master's in biology from Purdue University – Fort Wayne with my thesis "An Examination of Relationships between Climate and Fish Communities in Agricultural Headwater Streams." After my master's, I decided to pursue my doctorate at Mississippi State University, studying how climate change will affect reservoir habitats across the United States.