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Andrew Taylor

Research Publications

  • Taylor, A.T. and J.M. Long. 2018. Genetic Integrity, Population Status, and Long-Term Viability of Isolated Populations of Shoal Bass in the Upper Chattahoochee River Basin, Georgia. Natural Resource Report NPS/CRNA/NRR--2018/1620. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24645.55528 Publisher Website | 
  • Taylor, A.T., M.D. Tringali, S.M. Sammons, T.R. Ingram, P.M. O'Rouke, D.L. Peterson, and J.M. Long. 2018.
    Genetic population structure of Shoal Bass within their native range. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38:549-564. DOI: 10.1002/nafm.10048
    Abstract | 
  • Taylor, A.T., M.D. Tringali, P.M. O'Rouke, and J.M. Long. 2018. Shoal Bass hybridization in the Chattahoochee River Basin near Atlanta, Georgia. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 5:1-9. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Long, JM, CT Holley and AT Taylor. 2018. Evaluation of ageing accuracy with complementary non- lethal methods for slow- growing, northern populations of shoal bass. Fisheries Management and Ecology 25:150-157. DOI: 10.1111/fme.12274 Abstract | 
  • Taylor, A.T., M. Papes, and J.M. Long. 2018. Incorporating fragmentation and non-native species into distribution models to inform fluvial fish conservation. Conservation Biology 32:171-182. Publisher Website | 
  • Taylor, A., J.M. Long, M.R. Schwemm, M.D. Tringali, and S.K. Brewer. 2016. Identification of Neosho Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu velox)
    Stocks for Possible Introduction into Grand Lake, Oklahoma. Final Report to Environmental Department,
    The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series 121-2016.
    Publisher Website | 
  • Taylor, A. T., and D. L. Peterson. 2015. Movement, homing, and fates of fluvial-specialist Shoal Bass following translocation into an impoundment. Southeastern Naturalist 14(3):425-437.
  • Alvarez, A., D. Peterson, A. Taylor, M. Tringali, and B. Barthel. 2015. Distribution and amount of hybridization between Shoal Bass Micropterus cataractae and the invasive Spotted Bass Micropterus punctulatus in the lower Flint River, GA. Pages 503-521 in Tringali et al. (Editors). Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Freeman, B., A. Taylor, K. Oswald, J. Wares, M. Freeman, J. Quattro, and J. Leitner. 2015. Shoal basses, a clade of cryptic identity. Pages 449-466 in Tringali et al. (Editors). Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Taylor, A. T., and D. L. Peterson. 2014. Shoal Bass life history and threats: a synthesis of current knowledge of a Micropterus species. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 25:159-167. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 7

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 26

Scientific Publications: 88

Presentations: 176


Contact Us

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Stillwater, OK 74078-3051 Phone: (405) 744 - 6342 Fax: (405) 744 - 5006 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Shannon Brewer
Dr. Shannon Brewer with a stringer of trophy bluegills.

Shannon is a research fisheries biologist and assistant unit leader of the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and an assistant professor in the Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University


  1. 2008-2009 Biennial Report
  2. 2010-2011 Biennial Report
  3. 2012-2013 Biennial Report
  4. 2014-2016 Triennial Report

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute