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

Arkansas Staff Member

Mr. Matthew S Nolen

Matt Nolen with a large northern crayfish



  • BS Oklahoma State University 2010


I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resource Ecology and Management where I emphasized in fisheries and aquatic ecology. I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree.

Research Interest

I am currently working with an imperiled species of crayfish, the coldwater crayfish, in Arkansas and Missouri.

Research Publications Publication Date
Nolen, M.S., D.D. Magoulick, R.J. DiStefano, E.M. Imhoff and B.K. Wagner. 2014. Predicting probability of occurrence and factors affecting distribution and abundance of three Ozark endemic crayfish species at multiple spatial scales. Freshwater Biology 59:2374-2389. DOI:10.1111/fwb.12442 October 2014
Presentations Presentation Date
Magoulick, D.D. and M.S. Nolen. 2013. Influence of spatial scale on factors affecting three endemic crayfish species. Special session on Progress and challenges in scaling pattern and process in aquatic ecosystems, Society for Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, Florida. May 2013
Technical Publications Publication Date
Nolen, M. and D.D. Magoulick. 2011. The Imperiled Coldwater Crayfish (Orconectes eupunctus) in the Black River Drainage of Missouri and Arkansas: Distribution, Population Genetics and Factors Affecting Distribution and Decline. Annual Report, MDC Account 8104; WPI 720. Fiscal Year 2011, Columbia, Missouri. May 2011