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Mr. Rob DeVries

Rob DeVries.


  • MS University of Georgia 2006
  • BS College of Charleston 1998


I obtained my B.S. in marine biology from the College of Charleston in 1998 and then went to work for the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources working on nearshore faunal surveys. In 2006, I completed my M.S. thesis entitled “Population dynamics, movements, and spawning habitat of the shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum, in the Altamaha River system, Georgia” at the University of Georgia after which I went to work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a lake manager on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. My research interests include fisheries management, age-growth, life history, and endangered fish species. After completing my Ph.D., I hope to land a research/teaching position where I can continue pursuing my research interests.

Professional Society Service

  • Xi Sigma Pi - Member (May 2014 - December 2099)

Research Publications

  • DeVries, R.J., and H.L. Schramm, Jr. 2015. Similarities and differences in 13C and 15N stable isotope ratios in two non-lethal tissue types from shovelnose sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus (Rafinesque, 1820). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 31:474-478. Abstract |  Download  | 

Mississippi Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Rob DeVriesPhi Kappa Phi (January 2012 - December 2099)
  • Rob DeVriesNorth American Sturgeon and paddlefish Society (January 2013 - December 2014)
  • Rob DeVriesWorld Sturgeon Conservation Society (January 2013 - December 2014)
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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


  • 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