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Dr. Reynaldo Patiño

Reynaldo Patiño


  • Ph D Oregon State University 1988
  • MS Oregon State University 1983
  • BS Tokyo University of Fisheries 1980


I joined the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 1989. Prior to that, I was a postdoctoral scientist at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

Research Interests

I have 30+ years of research experience with the biology and management of fishes and amphibians. Topics of current interest include reproductive and developmental biology; impacts of environmental stressors, such as contaminants and climate change, on health and reproductive fitness; and relationships between water quality and aquatic habitat quality, including harmful algal blooms

Teaching Interests

I have taught courses in aquatic and animal ecophysiology and aquaculture.

Professional Society Service

  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars - Member (September 2003 - August 2010)
  • American Fisheries Society - President, Fish Physiology Section (August 1997 - July 2008)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars - President (March 2006 - February 2007)
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Research Publications

  • Yamamoto, Y., Hattori, R.S., Patiño, R., Strüssmann, C.A., 2019. Environmental regulation of sex determination in fishes: Insights from atheriniformes. In, Current Topics in Developmental Biology (Capel, B., editor), chapter 9. Academic Press.
  • Patiño, R. 2018. Sex determination, gonadal sex differentiation, and sex control in Channel Catfish. Pages 477-494 in Sex Control in Aquaculture (H. Wang, F. Piferrer, S. Chen and Z. Shen, eds.), Wiley-Blackwell. Abstract | 
  • Taylor, C.M., Miyazono, S., Cheek, C.A., Edwards, R.J., Patiño, R. 2018. The spatial scale of homogenisation and differentiation in Chihuahuan Desert fish assemblages. Freshwater Biology 64, 222–232.
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Completed Projects


  • Animal Ecophysiology/Advanced Animal Ecophysiology (2016)
  • Animal Ecophysiology/Advanced Animal Ecophysiology (2014)
  • Advanced Animal Ecophysiology (2013)
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Texas Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Reynaldo PatiñoPanel member, Research Leadership Discussion, Texas Tech University ( - September 2018)
  • Reynaldo PatiñoMember, USEPA Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms research panel (February 2017 - April 2017)
  • Reynaldo PatiñoChair, Research Grade Evaluation Panel/U.S. Geological Survey (March 2016 - June 2016)
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Texas University Committees and Workgroups

  • Reynaldo PatiñoMember, Faculty Search Committee (August 2018 - May 2019)
  • Reynaldo PatiñoMember, Director Search Committee/The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University (March 2016 - 2017)
  • Reynaldo PatiñoChair, Tenure and Promotion 3-Year Review Committee/Natural Resources Management (September 2016 - December 2016)
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Technical Publications

  • Patino, R. 2002. Endocrine disruption of common carp in National Wildlife Refuges along the Colorado River. Final Report submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (R2).
  • Patino, R. and D. Bolamba. 2002. Management of the physiological stress response of juvenile largemouth bass as a means to improve the efficiency of stocking programs in Texas reservoirs. Supplement to Final Report submitted to USGS/BRD and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
  • Patino, R. and P. Thomas. 2003. Down regulation of gap junctions in the ovarian follicle: Is it required for maturation or ovulation? Final report submitted to USDA.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 39

Scientific Publications: 69

Presentations: 161

Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Texas Parks and Wildlife
  2. Texas Tech University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute