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Caleb Aldridge

Caleb exiting a black hole


Caleb was born in Winfield, Alabama, USA, in 1989 and raised in rural portions of northwest Alabama. Some of his earliest memories are of playing in the creeks and ditches digging for crayfish and salamanders. It was these early experiences that lead him to pursue an education and employment in ecological science and natural resource conservation. His professional and research interests include the conservation of herpetofauna, ecology of headwater ecosystems, and optimizing decisions in natural resource management. When not reading or researching Caleb enjoys time outdoors–whether knelt in his home garden or hiking Angel’s Landing trail in Zion Canyon National Park–and helping others to gain a better understanding of the natural world. You can learn more about Caleb and his research interests at his website (


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 64


Contact Information


Mississippi Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
  2. Mississippi State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute