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Dr. Kevin Pope


  • Ph D South Dakota State University 1996
  • MS Auburn University 1993
  • BS Texas A&M University 1991

Research Interests

Complex Social-Ecological Systems, with emphasis on inland recreational fisheries

Professional Society Service

  • Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference - Co-chair, Local Arrangement Committee (August 2016 - February 2017)
  • American Fisheries Society - Past-President, Nebraska Chapter (July 2010 - June 2011)
  • American Fisheries Society - President, Nebraska Chapter (July 2009 - June 2010)

Research Publications

  • Uphoff, C. S., C. W. Schoenebeck, K. D. Koupal, K. L. Pope, and W. W. Hoback. In press 2018. Age-0 walleye Sander vitreus display length-dependent diet shift to piscivory. Journal of Freshwater Ecology .
  • Burnett, J. L., K. L. Pope, A. Wong, C. R. Allen, D. M. Haak, B. J. Stephen and D. R. Uden. 2018. Thermal tolerance limits of the Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis): implications for management. American Malacological Bulletin 36:140-144. Download  | 
  • Harmon, B. S., D. R. Martin, C. J. Chizinski, and K. L. Pope. 2018. Variation in angler distribution and catch rates of stocked rainbow trout in a small reservoir. PLoS ONE 13(1):e0190745. Download  | 
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Quantitative Fishery Assessment (2018)
  • Managed Aquatic Systems (2017)
  • Quantitative Fishery Assessment (2016)
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Nebraska University Committees and Workgroups

  • Kevin PopeChair, Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources (August 2013 - July 2015)
  • Kevin PopeMember, Graduate Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources (August 2009 - July 2013)
  • Kevin PopeMember, Research Committee, University of Nebraska, Lincoln School of Natural Resources (August 2008 - July 2011)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 13

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 16

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 37

Scientific Publications: 116

Presentations: 179


Contact Information

Tel: (402) 472 - 7028

Current Students

Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  5. Wildlife Management Institute