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Dr. Thomas Kwak

Tom Kwak, Unit Leader, Professor<br />NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Biography

B.S., 1981, Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois
M.S., 1983, Biology, University of Illinois
Ph.D., 1993, Fisheries, University of Minnesota

Research Interests

Fish ecology and management, conservation ecology, production biology, and rare, imperiled, and invasive aquatic species

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate and graduate courses in fisheries techniques, management, ecology, and conservation

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Member, Management Committee, Parent Society (February 2018 - January 2020)
  • American Fisheries Society - Vice-President, Southern Division (February 2018 - January 2019)
  • American Fisheries Society - Chair, Program Committee, Southern Division American Fisheries Society (January 2016 - December 2018)
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Research Publications

  • Collazo, JA, AJ Terando, A Engman, PF Fackler, and TJ Kwak. 2018. Toward a resilience-based conservation strategy in Puerto Rico: meeting challenges posed by environmental change. Wetlands.
  • Johnson, T.K.B., C.E. LePrevost, T.J. Kwak, and W.G. Cope. 2018. Selenium, mercury, and their molar ratio in sportfish from drinking water reservoirs. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 5(9): article 1864 (17 pages). doi:10.3390/ijerph15091864
  • Buczek, S.B., W.G. Cope, R.A. McLaughlin, and T.J. Kwak. 2018. Effects of turbidity, sediment, and polyacrylamide on native freshwater mussels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 54: 631-643. doi.org/10.1111/1752-1688.12639
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Management of Small Impoundments (2018)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (2018)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (2017)
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North Carolina Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Thomas KwakMember, USGS, North Carolina District Strategic Science Plan Review Committee, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey (April 2002 - May 2002)

North Carolina University Committees and Workgroups

  • Thomas KwakDepartment Head Search Committee (May 2017 - November 2017)

Technical Publications

  • Hunt, K.M., J.C. Whitehead, D.J. Murie, and T.J. Kwak. 2008. Supply report: survey of institutions of higher learning to investigate possible shortages in the number of individuals with post-baccalaureate degrees in subjects related to fishery science. Pages 21-39 in U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Education. The shortage in the number of individuals with post-baccalaureate degrees in subjects related to fishery science. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-91.
  • Hunt, K.M., J.C. Whitehead, D.J. Murie, and T.J. Kwak. 2007. Survey of institutions of higher learning to investigate possible shortages in the number of individuals with post-baccalaureate degrees in subjects related to fishery science. Technical report submitted to the Executive Director of the American Fisheries Society, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and the U.S. Secretary of Education, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Kwak, T.J., P.B. Cooney, and C.H. Brown. 2007. Fishery population and habitat assessment in Puerto Rico streams: phase 1 final report. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Project F-50 Final Report, Submitted to Marine Resources Division, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, San Juan.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 95

Presentations: 154

 

Contact Information

Tel: (919) 513 - 2696 Personal Web Site: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~tkwak

Current Students

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute