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Mazik, Pat

Adjunct Instructor of Wildlife & Fisheries Resources

Unit Leader of the West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. Mazik received her BS from the University of Mount Union, MS from Univ. of Texas at San Marcos and PhD from the University of Memphis. She has been at the Coop Unit since 1998. Dr. Mazik's research emphasis is stress physiology and the effects of contaminants on fish. Dr. Mazik teaches classes in Fish Physiology and Aquatic Toxicology.

American Fisheries Society - Member of Award of Excellence Committee (September 2010 - August 2017)

American Fisheries Society - General Chair of the 2016 SDAFS annual meeting (February 2013 - April 2016)

American Fisheries Society - SDAFS representative to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (January 2006 - November 2012)


  • Waldrop, T., S. Summerfelt, P. Mazik, and C. Good. Comparing the effects of swimming exercise and dissolved oxygen on the performance, health, and welfare of early-rearing Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquaculture Research.
  • Behmke, S., P. Mazik and T. Katnzer. Submitted. Common samples used to diagnose lead poisoning are poor predictors of total body lead burden of birds. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.
  • Hahn, C.M., L.R. Iwanowicz, R.S. Cornman, P.M. Mazik and V.S. Blazer. 2016. Whole transcriptome sequencing for the development of transcript abundance biomarkers in non-model fish species. Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part D, 20:27-40
  • Blazer, V.S., H.L. Walsh, R.P. Braham, C.M. Hahn, P.M. Mazik, and P. McIntyre. 2016. Tumors in white sucker from Lake Michigan tributaries: pathology and prevalence. Journal of Fish Diseases. doi:10.1111/jfd.12520.
  • Mazik, P.M., R. P. Braham, C. M. Hahn, and V.S. Blazer. 2015. Assessment of general and reproductive health of fishes at selected sites in the Great Lakes Basin in 2012. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS-112-2015, Washington, D.C.