Paul Angermeier, Professor and Assistant Leader, Cooperative Research Unit
B.S., Purdue University: Environmental Science, 1975
M.S., University of Illinois: Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, 1979
Ph.D., University of Illinois: Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, 1983
Research Scientist and Professor
U. S. Geological Survey, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0321
Ecology and conservation of stream/river biota, especially fishes
Spatial patterns in the provision and use of aquatic ecosystem services
Use of aquatic biota in assessing environmental quality
Current (as of 2012) Research Sponsors
The Nature Conservancy
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Department of Defense
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Forest Service
United States Geological Survey
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Selected Presentations since 2009
- Angermeier, P.L. 2009. Using ecological concepts to understand and communicate environmental impacts of economic growth. Annual meeting of North American Benthological Society. (invited)
- Angermeier, P.L. 2009. Can knowledge of aquatic ecosystem services help forge partnerships for fish conservation? Annual meeting of American Fisheries Society. (invited)
- Angermeier, P.L. 2009. Making conservation biology relevant: muddlings and reflections of a fish ecologist. Lead-off speaker at Student Colloquium of Southern Division of American Fisheries Society. (invited)
- Angermeier, P.L. and A. Villamagna. 2010. Using knowledge of aquatic ecosystem services to advance river conservation. Clinch-Powell Clean Rivers Initiative Symposium. (invited)
- Angermeier, P.L., J.H. Roberts, E.A. Frimpong, N.P. Hitt, B.W. Albanese, and P.D. Pegelow. 2011. Potential influences of individual mobility and habitat use on vulnerability of stream fish populations to habitat fragmentation. Annual meeting of American Fisheries Society. (invited)
- Angermeier, P.L. and A.M. Villamagna. 2011. Capacities and flows of aquatic ecosystem services in the Albemarle-Pamlico basin. Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program State of the Sounds Symposium. (invited)
- Angermeier, P., A. Villamagna, E. Bennett, and B. Mogollon. 2011. Assessing capacity versus flow of aquatic ecosystem services in the Albemarle-Pamlico basin. Annual meeting of North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute. (invited)
- Angermeier, P., A. Villamagna, E. Bennett, B. Mogollon, E. Frimpong, and S. Mahajan. 2012.
- Stakeholder workshops on aquatic ecosystem services inform conservation planning in the Albemarle-Pamlico basin. First meeting of North America Congress for Conservation Biology. (invited)
Selected Publications since 2009 (from >100 total)
- Albanese, B., P.L. Angermeier, and J.T. Peterson. 2009. Does mobility explain variation in colonisation and population recovery among stream fishes? Freshwater Biology 54: 1444-1460.
- Filipe, A.F., M.B. Araújo, I. Doadrio, P.L. Angermeier, and M.J. Collares-Pereira. 2009.
- Biogeography of Iberian freshwater fishes revisited: the roles of historical versus contemporary constraints. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2096-2110.
- Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries (Bethesda) 34: 487-495.
- Nelson, K.C., M.A. Palmer, J.E. Pizzuto, G.E. Moglen, P.L. Angermeier, R.H. Hilderbrand, M.
- Dettinger, and K. Hayhoe. 2009. Forecasting the combined effects of urbanization and climate change on stream ecosystems: from impacts to management options. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 154-163.
- Angermeier, P.L. 2010. Preface: Conservation challenges for stream fish ecologists. American Fisheries Society Symposium 73: 303-309.
- Benejam, L., P.L. Angermeier, A. Munné, and E. García-Berthou. 2010. Assessing effects of water abstraction on fish assemblages in Mediterranean streams. Freshwater Biology 55: 628-642.
- Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2010. Comparative utility of selected frameworks for regionalizing fish-based bioassessments across the United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 139: 1872-1895.
- Frimpong, E.A. and P.L. Angermeier. 2010. Trait-based approaches in the analysis of stream fish communities. American Fisheries Society Symposium 73: 109-136.
- Hitt, N.P. and P.L. Angermeier. 2011. Fish community and bioassessment responses to stream network position. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30:296-309.
- Lapointe, N.W.R., R.M. Pendleton, and P.L Angermeier. 2012. A comparison of approaches for estimating relative impacts of nonnative fishes. Environmental Management 49:82–95.
- Lapointe, N.W.R., J.T. Thorson, and P.L. Angermeier. 2012. Relative roles of natural and anthropogenic drivers of watershed invasibility in riverine ecosystems. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-012-0204-2.
- Lapointe, N.W.R., J. S. Odenkirk, and P.L. Angermeier. 2013. Seasonal movement, dispersal, and home range of Northern Snakehead (Channa argus) in the Potomac River catchment. Hydrobiologia, in press.