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Dr. Mark Rogers

Dr. Mark Rogers, Unit Leader, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit


  • Ph D University of Florida 2007
  • MS University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2002
  • BS North Carolina State University 1997


I spent six years as a fisheries research biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center working on Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Erie after earning my PhD at the University of Florida. I assumed the Unit Leader position at the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in December 2015.

Research Interests

My research interests include fisheries ecology and management, population dynamics, and ecological modeling. I have studied fisheries in sub-tropical and temperate lakes and reservoirs, the Laurentian Great Lakes, and Australian rivers.

Research Publications

  • J. Whitney, R. Al-Chokhachy, D. Bunnell, C. Caldwell, S. Cooke, E. Eliason, M.Rogers, A. J. Lynch, C. Paukert. 2016. Physiological basis of climate change impacts
    on North American inland fish. Fisheries. 41(7): 332-345.
  • Lynch, A.J., S.J. Cooke, A. Deines, S. Bower, D.B. Bunnell, I.G. Cowx, V.M. Nguyen, J. Nohner, K. Phouthavong, B. Riley, M.W. Rogers, W.W. Taylor, W.M. Woelmer, S. Youn, T.D. Beard, Jr. 2016. The social, economic, and ecological importance of inland fishes and fisheries. Environmental Reviews 24(2):115-121
  • Sayers, M.J., A.G. Grimm, R.A. Shuchman, A.M. Deines, D.B. Bunnell, Z.B. Raymer, M.W. Rogers, W. Woelmer, D.H. Bennion, C.N. Brooks, M.A. Whitley, D.M. Warner, J.Mychek-Londer. 2015. A new method to generate a high-resolution global distribution map of lake chlorophyll. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36:1942-1964.
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Current Projects


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 39

Presentations: 85


Contact Information

Tel: (931) 372 - 3032

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