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Robert Paine

Robert collecting water samples for eDNA surveillance of the endangered pygmy madtom, Noturus stanauli


  • Ph D Tennessee Technological University 2019
  • BS University of West Florida 2013


I am a molecular ecologist interested in using next-generation sequencing to answer questions related to fish community ecology.

Research Interests

Molecular ecology, Fishes, Community ecology, Next-generation sequencing, Rare species


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 9

Scientific Publications: 30

Presentations: 87


Contact Information


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