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Dr. Pat Mazik

Dr. Pat Mazik, teaching Fish Physiology


  • Ph D University of Memphis 1989
  • MS Texas State University - San Marcos 1985
  • BS University of Mount Union 1983


Dr. Mazik received her BS from the University of Mount Union, MS from Univ. of Texas at San Marcos and PhD from the University of Memphis. She has been at the Coop Unit since 1998.

Research Interests

Dr. Mazik's research emphasis is stress physiology and the effects of contaminants on fish.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Mazik teaches classes in Fish Physiology and Aquatic Toxicology

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Member of Award of Excellence Committee (September 2010 - August 2017)
  • American Fisheries Society - General Chair of the 2016 SDAFS annual meeting (February 2013 - April 2016)
  • American Fisheries Society - SDAFS representative to the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (January 2006 - November 2012)
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Research Publications

  • Waldrop, T., S. Summerfelt, P. Mazik, and C. Good. Comparing the effects of swimming exercise and dissolved oxygen on the performance, health, and welfare of early-rearing Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Aquaculture Research. Abstract | 
  • Behmke, S., P.Mazik and T. Katnzer. Submitted. Common samples used to diagnose lead poisioning are poor predictors of total body lead burden of birds. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. Abstract | 
  • Hahn, C.M., L.R. Iwanowicz, R.S. Cornman, P.M. Mazik and V.S. Blazer. 2016. Whole transcriptome sequencing for the development of transcript abundance biomarkers in non-model fish species. Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part D, 20:27-40
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Completed Projects


  • Aquatic Toxicology (2018)
  • Fish Physiology (2017)
  • Fish Physiology (2016)
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West Virginia University Committees and Workgroups

  • Pat MazikChair, Asst. Professor in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Search Committee (August 2016 - November 2016)

Technical Publications

  • Strager, J.M., M. Shumar, P.B. Wood, M. Strager, and P.M. Mazik. 2010. Development of a habitat resortation and conservation prioritization tool for songbirds and mussels in the Appalachian Mountains. Final report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Service. January 2010.
  • Thorne, D.W., J.T. Petty, and P.M. Mazik. 2004. Effects of temperature and local productivity on diet, consumption rates and growth of trout in the upper Shavers Fork drainage. Final report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. July 2004.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 60

Presentations: 116

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute