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Dr. Shannon Brewer

Dr. Shannon Brewer with a stringer of trophy bluegills.


  • Ph D University of Missouri 2008
  • MS University of Missouri 2004
  • BS Missouri Western State University 2001


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

Research Interests

Stream Ecology, Fisheries Science, Landscape Ecology

Teaching Interests

NREM 5464 Stream Ecology

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Past President ( 2015 - 2016)
  • American Fisheries Society - President ( 2014 - 2015)
  • American Fisheries Society - Chair, J.F. Allen Scholarship Committee, Equal Opportunity Section of the American Fisheries Society (January 2009 - December 2010)
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Research Publications

  • Mollenhauer, R and SK Brewer. 2017. Multinomial N-mixture models improve the applicability of electrofishing for developing population estimates of stream-dwelling Smallmouth Bass. North American Journal of Fisheries Management

  • Thomas A. Worthington, Zhang, Tianjiao , Daniel R. Logue, Aaron R. Mittelstet, and Shannon K. Brewer. 2016. Landscape and flow metrics affecting the distribution of a federally-threatened fish: Improving management, model fit, and model transferability. Ecological Modelling 342 (2016) 1–18 Abstract | 
  • 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.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Scientific Writing for Publication (2013)
  • Stream Ecology (2011)

Oklahoma Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Shannon BrewerMember, Gulf Coastal Prairie Landscape Conseravtion Cooperative instream flow steering committee (February 2012 - February 2014)
  • Shannon BrewerReviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management (January 2013 - February 2013)
  • Shannon BrewerReviewer, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (November 2012 - December 2012)
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Oklahoma University Committees and Workgroups

  • Shannon BrewerExternal Reviewer (September 2015 - October 2015)

Technical Publications

  • San Joaquin Restoration Program. Draft released 2011. Program Environmental Impact Statement/Report. San Joaquin River Restoration Program.
  • Fisheries Management Work Group. 2010. Fisheries Implementation Plan. 164 p,
  • Genetics Subgroup of the Fisheries Management Work Group. 2010. Stock selection strategy: Spring-run Chinook salmon.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 9

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 177

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