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Amanda Rosenberger

Amanda Rosenberger

Education

  • Ph D Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2003
  • MS University of Florida 1997
  • BA Bard College at Simon's Rock 1994
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock 1992

Biography

I serve as the Assistant Unit Leader of the Tennessee Fisheries Cooperative Research Unit. I am originally from Virginia, and my degrees are from Bard College at Simon's Rock, the University of Florida, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. I have held positions with the U.S. Forest Service Boise Aquatic Sciences Laboratory, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and the Missouri Fisheries and Wildlife Cooperative Research Unit.

Research Interests

Rosenberger's research interests are in the ecology and conservation of freshwater species, including fish, crayfish, and mussels, with an emphasis on the role of ecological processes in shaping aquatic species' distributions, population characteristics, and community structure. Conservation problems are best addressed at multiple scales; therefore, she is interested in the spatial and temporal dynamics of these patterns at both local and landscape scales. She is particularly interested in investigating mechanistic relationships between aquatic organisms and physical and biotic features of the environment and how human intervention, nonnative species, and climate change can alter those relationships. Underlying all of the research she has pursued is a strong drive to inform management decision-making geared towards conservation of threatened aquatic populations. Conservation problems are best addressed at multiple scales; therefore, I am interested in the spatial and temporal dynamics of these patterns at both local and landscape scales. I am particularly interested in investigating mechanistic relationships between fish and physical and biotic features of the environment and how human intervention, nonnative species, and climate change can alter those relationships.

Teaching Interests

Fish Ecology
Introduction to Fisheries
Experiential Learning
Landscape Ecology
Community Ecology

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Co-Chair, American Fisheries Society Education Section BSP Award Committee. (January 2016 - January 2018)
  • American Fisheries Society - Awards Committee Chair, Missouri Chapter (February 2016 - February 2017)
  • American Fisheries Society - Missouri Chapter, Past-President (February 2016 - February 2017)
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Research Publications

  • Laske, SM, AE Rosenberger, WJ Kane, MS Wipfli, CE Zimmerman. 2017. Top-down control of invertebrates by Ninespine Stickleback in Arctic ponds. Freshwater Biology DOI: 10.1086/690675.
  • DiStefano, R.J., J.T. Westhoff, C.W. Ames, and A.E. Rosenberger. 2016. Life history of the vulnerable endemic crayfish Cambarus (erebicambarus) maculatus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in Missouri. USA. Journal of Crustacean Biology 36:615-627.
  • Neuswanger, J, Wipfli, MS, Rosenberger, AE, and Hughes NF. 2016. Measuring fish and their habitats: Versatile 2-D and 3-D video techniques with user-friendly software. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0010.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Aquatic Community Ecology (2017)
  • Stream Ecology (2016)
  • For the Love of Rivers (2016)
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Tennessee Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Amanda RosenbergerUniversity of Central Missouri Advisory Board for the Department of Biology (April 2016 - June 2017)

Tennessee University Committees and Workgroups

  • Amanda RosenbergerStrategic Planning Committee, School of Natural Resources (September 2016 - February 2017)
  • Amanda RosenbergerMember, Space Use and Allocation Committee, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri (September 2012 - September 2013)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 48

Presentations: 86

Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Tennessee Technological University
  2. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey