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Phelps, Quinton

 Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Fisheries

Dr. Quinton E. Phelps joined the West Virginia University family in 2017. He received a B.S. and M.S. in wildlife and fisheries sciences from South Dakota State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Quinton earned his Ph.D. degree in Zoology with a specialization in fisheries science from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2011. Quinton’s research focuses on basic and applied research to answer important fisheries management questions. Specifically, his research has focused on fisheries management and ecology with primary interests in population dynamics, fish movement patterns, life history attributes, trophic ecology, and stable isotope technology. Ultimately, Quinton’s research focuses on merging ecological theory across disciplines (e.g., fish management, fish ecology, and statistics) to thoroughly understand aquatic ecosystem dynamics on broad spatiotemporal scales.

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  1. Phelps, Q.E., S.J. Tripp, D. James, D.P. Herzog, and R.A. Hrabik. 2017. Incorporating basic and applied approaches to evaluate the effects of invasive Asian carp on native fishes: A necessary first step for integrated pest management. PLoS One 12(9): e0184081
  2. Hupfeld, R. N., Q.E. Phelps, S.J. Tripp, and D. P. Herzog. In Revision. Mississippi River Basin paddlefish population dynamics: Implications for the management of a highly migratory species. Fisheries 41: 600-610.
  3. Seibert, J.R., Q.E. Phelps, S. Tripp, L. Solomon, T. Stefanavage, and M. Taylor. 2015. Use of exploitation simulation models for silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) populations in several Midwestern U.S. rivers. Management of Biological Invasions 3:295–302.
  4. Phelps, Q. E., and D.W. Willis. 2013. Development of an Asian carp size structure index and application through demonstration. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:338-343.
  5. Phelps, Q.E., G.W. Whitledge, S.J. Tripp, K.T. Smith, J.E. Garvey, D.P. Herzog, D. E. Ostendorf, J.W. Ridings, J.W. Crites, R.A. Hrabik, W.Doyle, and T. Hill. 2012. Identifying river of origin for age-0 Scaphirhynchus sturgeon in the middle Mississippi River using fin ray microchemistry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69:930-941.
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