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

South Dakota Staff Member

Mr. Daniel A. James

Graduate Research Assistant Daniel James

Phone: (605) 688 - 6121


Dan James grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. He attended the University of South Dakota where he obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology. Dan worked as a fisheries biologist for the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks for 5 years before returning to academia to earn his Ph.D. Dan is studying the effects of a nuisance algae (Didymosphenia geminata) on brown trout ecology in the Black Hills of western South Dakota.

Research Interest

Fisheries research; most recently with rainbow and brown trout. Other interests include stream ecology with an emphasis on salmonids, and aquatic nuisance species on aquatic resources.

Research Publications Publication Date
James, D. A., S. H. Ranney, S. R. Chipps, and B. D. Spindler. 2010. Invertebrate composition and abundance associated with Didymosphenia geminata in a montane stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 25(2):235-241. | Download 2010-06-30
James, D. A., J. W. Wilhite, and S. R. Chipps. 2010. Influence of drought conditions on brown trout biomass and size structure in the Black Hills, South Dakota. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:791-798. | Download 2010-06-30