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

Staff Member

Mr. Jason Herrala

Jason Herrala.



I grew up in the small rural town of Windsor, VA and was essentially raised in an outdoor setting. The majority of my time was and still is spent outdoors whether it involved work or recreational time. I received my B.S. in fisheries science in 2009 from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. I knew early on that I wanted to pursue a graduate degree in the same field, and I decided to continue my education at Mississippi State University. I am currently studying pallid sturgeon movement and habitat selection in the lower Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. My research interests include large river and stream ecology, endangered species management and research, small impoundment management, reservoir management, and freshwater fish ecology. I am currently writing my thesis and plan on completing my M.S. in the near future. Additionally, I am actively searching for a fisheries biologist position in the southeast.

Technical Publications Publication Date
Herrala, J.R., and H.L. Schramm, Jr. 2010. Movement and Habitat Use of Pallid Sturgeon in the Old River and the Atchafalaya River. Report for 2009. Annual report submitted to Louisiana Hydroelectric, Vidalia, Louisiana. Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mississippi State, Mississippi. March 2010