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

Staff Member

Michael Ray Gatlin

Michael with blue catfish on Sooner Lake.

Phone: (405) 204 - 2107


  • BS Oklahoma State University 2010


I am currently a master's student at Oklahoma State University. I am investigating the effects of hydrologic alteration on fishes of greatest conservation need in Lee Creek, Oklahoma.. My primary interests revolve around stream ecology, including: habitat use, movement, and invasive-native interactions of fishes. I am also interested in how hydrology and fluvial geomorphololgy affect stream biota.

Research Publications Publication Date
Gatlin, M.R., D.E. Shoup, and J.M. Long. 2012. Invasive zebra mussels (Driessena polymorpha) and Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) survive gut passage of migratory fish species: implications for dispersal. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-012-0372-0. November 2012
Gatlin, M.R. and. J.M. Long. 2011. Persistence of longnose darter (P. nasuta) in Lee Creek, Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 91:11-14. September 2012
Technical Publications Publication Date
Gatlin, M. R., and J. M. Long. 2011. Effects of hydrologic alteration on species of greatest conservation need in Lee Creek, Oklahoma. Annual Performance Report submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. August 2011