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Hartman, Kyle

Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries Resources

Kyle Hartman is a Professor of Ecology in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources program at WVU. He is also the Associate Director for Academics of the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources. He earned an A.S. in Natural Resources Law Enforcement at Hocking College in Ohio, his B.S. in Fish Management and his M.S. in Environmental Biology from The Ohio State University, and received his Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from the University of Maryland at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory. Kyle has been at WVU Since 1996. His research interests include the ecology and management of aquatic systems and biota. He is particularly interested in aquatic ecology, thermal adaptation, bioenergetics, population dynamics, and application of technology to address fisheries management issues. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, several book chapters, and served as the major advisor to more than 30 graduate students. He is the faculty advisor to the Student Subunit of the West Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the WVU Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He teaches the Fisheries Summer Camp, Wildlife Ecosystem Ecology, Marine Ecology, Advanced Fish & Wildlife Management, and Fish Ecology. Kyle enjoys hunting pheasants and waterfowl with the Labrador retrievers that he and his wife, Donna, breed and show.

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  • Studinski, J., A. Hafs, J. Niles, and K. Hartman. In press. The effects of riparian disturbance on the condition and summer diets of age-0 brook trout ( Salvelinus fontinalis) in three central Appalachian streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74:000-000.
  • Hartman, K.J. and O. Jensen. In press. Anticipating climate change impacts on Mongolian salmonids: bioenergetics models for lenok and Baikal grayling. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. Early View:
  • Overton, A.S., J.C. Griffin, F.J. Margraf, E.B. May, and K.J. Hartman. 2015. Chronicling long-term predator responses to a shifting forage base in Chesapeake Bay: An energetics approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society144:956-966.
  • Hartman, K.J., F.J. Margraf, A,W, Hafs, and M.K. Cox. 2015. Bioelectrical impedance analysis: a new tool for assessing fish condition. Fisheries 40(12):590-600.
  • Hafs, A. W., and K. J. Hartman. 2015. Development of temperature correction equations for bioelectrical impedance analysis models for brook trout. Journal of Fish Biology 86(1):304-316.