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

Texas Staff Member


Matthew VanLandeghem

Matt VanLandeghem

Phone: (806) 742 - 2851
Email: matt.vanlandghem@ttu.edu

Biography

Matt is working on his PhD in Fisheries Science in the Department of Natural Resources Management. His research is focused on examining environmental factors that regulate blooms of golden alga, a toxic, invasive algal species which has caused significant fish kills throughout Texas and other states, and the impacts of these blooms on fish populations.

Research Interest

Matt works closely with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department personnel and uses a combination of field, laboratory, and data mining techniques to address golden alga-related issues. This project recently received additional financial support from TPWD and he has added a host of water nutrient parameters to our sampling schedule. The information generated from this study will lead to development of new mitigation strategies that will allow for recovery of fish populations in impacted systems.

Research Publications Publication Date
VanLandeghem, M.M., Meyer, M.D., Cox, S.B., Sharma, B., Patiño, R. 2012. Spatial and temporal patterns of surface water quality and ichthyotoxicity in urban and rural river basins in Texas. Water Research 46: 6638-6651. 2012-11-30
VanLandeghem, M.M., Farooqi, M., Southard, G., Patiño, R. 2015. Spatiotemporal associations of reservoir nutrient characteristics and the invasive, harmful alga Prymnesium parvum in west Texas. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 51: 487-501. 2015-04-30
VanLandeghem, M.M., Farooqi, M., Southard, G., Patiño, R. 2015. Associations between water physicochemistry and Prymnesium parvum presence, abundance, and toxicity in west Texas reservoirs. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 51: 471-486. | Abstract 2015-04-30
VanLandeghem, M.M., Farooqi, M., Farquhar, B., Patiño, R. 2013. Impacts of golden alga Prymnesium parvum on fish populations in reservoirs of the upper Colorado River and Brazos River basins, Texas. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:581-595. 2013-02-28
VanLandeghem, M.M., Denny, S., Patiño, R. 2015. Predicting the risk of toxic blooms of golden alga from cell abundance and environmental covariates. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 13: 568-586. | Abstract 2015-11-30
Patiño, VanLandeghem, M.M., Goodbred, S.L., Orsak, E., Jenkins, J.A., Echols, K., Rosen, M.R., Torres, L. 2015. Novel associations between contaminant body burdens and biomarkers of reproductive condition in male Common Carp along multiple gradients of contaminant exposure in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, USA. General and Comparative Endocrinology 219: 112-124. 2015-08-31
Patiño, R., Dawson, D., VanLandeghem, M.M. 2014. Retrospective analysis of the association between water quality and toxic blooms of golden alga (Prymnesium parvum) in Texas reservoirs: implications for understanding dispersal mechanisms and impacts of climate change. Harmful Algae 33, 1-11. 2014-01-31
Israël NMD, VanLandeghem MM, Denny S, Ingle J, and Patiño R. 2014. Golden alga presence and abundance are inversely related to salinity in a high-salinity river ecosystem, Pecos River, USA. Harmful Algae 39: 81-91. | Abstract 2014-07-31
Dawson, D., VanLandeghem, M.M., Asquith, W.H., and Patiño, R. 2015. Long-term trends in reservoir water quality and quantity in two major river basins of the southern Great Plains, USA. Lake and Reservoir Management 31: 254-279. | Abstract 2015-09-30
Presentations Presentation Date
VanLandeghem, M.M., Patiño, R. 2013. Predicting the risk of toxic golden alga blooms from cell density and environmental variables. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Lake Conroe, Texas. 2013-01-18
VanLandeghem, M.M., Patiño, R. 2013. Predicting the risk of toxic golden alga blooms from cell density and environmental variables. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2013-02-18
VanLandeghem, M.M., Patiño, R. 2013. Predicting the risk of toxic golden alga blooms from cell density and environmental variables. 12th Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 2013-04-12
VanLandeghem, M., Patiño, R. 2015. Using a niche model to hindcast and forecast golden alga blooms: when did golden alga first arrive in the Brazos River and which lake will be affected next? Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Tyler, Texas. 2015-01-15
Israel, N., VanLandeghem, M.M., Rogowski, D., Patiño, R. 2013. Relationships between surface water quality and golden alga blooms in the Pecos River basin, Texas and New Mexico, USA. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2013-02-18
Israel, N., VanLandeghem, M.M., Rogowski, D., Patiño, R. 2013. Relationships between surface water quality and golden Alga blooms in the Pecos River basin, Texas and New Mexico, USA. Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Lake Conroe, Texas. 2013-01-18
Israel, N., VanLandeghem, M.M., Rogowski, D., Patiño, R. 2013. Relationships between surface water quality and golden Alga blooms in the Pecos River basin, Texas and New Mexico, USA. 12th Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition, Texas Tech University , Lubbock, Texas. 2013-04-12
Gicklhorn, T.S., P.K. Borsdorf, C.W. Boal, and M. VanLandeghem. Assessing Predator-Prey Use and Interactions at Man-Made Water Sources on the Southern High Plains of Texas. Annual Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, San Antonio, TX. 2016-02-19