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James Young

James Young.


I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech in May 2011. As an undergrad I completed two research projects working with spawning habitat for brook trout and white suckers. From these projects I developed an interest in conserving native fishes in freshwater systems. For my Master’s project I am researching how movement patterns of pallid sturgeon relate to their age and sexual maturity in the lower Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers. Upon completing my Master’s degree I plan to serve as a Fisheries Biologist and continue working with native species here in the southeast.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 51

Presentations: 66


Contact Information


  • Hal Schramm

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