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NREM Faculty - Shannon Brewer
Assistant Unit Leader
007 Agriculture Hall (office)
007 Agriculture Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
BS: Missouri Western University, 2001; Biology
MS: University of Missouri, 2004; Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
PhD: University of Missouri, 2008; Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
- NREM 5464:Stream Ecology
My research incorporates basic and applied research, often with a combination of field and modeling components that focus on improving the conservation and management of lotic ecosystems. My research focuses on identifying relations and mechanisms related to rare, declining, or economically-important aquatic species for which the causes and corresponding management responses are unclear. As a researcher, I am broadly interested in the conservation and management of lotic ecosystems, but primarily I conduct research related to aquatic landscape change. The ecology of stream systems is linked to principles derived from landscape ecology and the widely-held view that aquatic landscapes are nested hierarchies of interactions between terrestrial and aquatic elements. Landscape change incorporates a variety of different elements including land management, climate change, flow regulation, etc.
Recent Publications (since 2005)
Worthington, T. A., S. K. Brewer, T. B. Grabowski, and J. Mueller. In Press. Backcasting the decline of a vulnerable Great Plains reproductive ecotype: Identifying threats and conservation priorities. Global Change Biology.
Brewer, S. K. In Press. Smallmouth bass. Fishes of Kansas, University of Kansas Press.
Worthington, T. A., S. K. Brewer, and N. Farless. In Press. Spatial and temporal variation in efficiency of the Moore egg collector. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
Mueller, J. S., B. D. Cheek, Q. Chen, J. Groeschel, S. K. Brewer and T. B. Grabowski. In Press. A simple device for measuring the minimum current velocity to maintain semi-buoyant fish eggs in suspension. The Prairie Naturalist.
Rabeni, C. F. and S. K. Brewer. In Press. Linking successful careers to successful fisheries. Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for the Next Generation of Professionals. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda.
Brewer, S. K. 2013. Groundwater influences on the distribution and abundance of riverine smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu, in pasture landscapes of the Midwestern United States. River Research and Applications 29: 269.278.
Worthington, T. A., S. K. Brewer, T. B. Grabowski, and J. Mueller. 2013. Evaluating the sampling efficiency of the Moore egg collector. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:79.88.
Dyer, J. J., S. K. Brewer, T. A. Worthington, and E. A. Bergey. 2013. The influence of coarse-scale environmental features on current and future model-predicted distributions of narrow-range endemic crayfish populations. Freshwater Biology 58:1071.1088.
Brewer, S. K. 2013. Channel unit use by smallmouth bass: Do land-use constraints or quantity of habitat matter? North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33: 351.358.
Rettig, A. V. and S. K. Brewer. 2012. Seasonal habitat shifts by benthic fishes in headwater streams. Proceedings, Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 65:96-102.
Brewer, S. K. and C. F. Rabeni. 2011. Interactions between natural-occurring landscape conditions and land use influencing the abundance of riverine smallmouth bass, Micropterus dolomieu. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68:1922-1933
Brewer, S. K. 2011. Patterns of young-of-year smallmouth bass microhabitat use in multiple stream segments with contrasting land uses. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18:506-512.
Brewer, S. K. and M. R. Ellersieck. 2011. Evaluating two observational sampling techniques for determining the distribution and detection probability of age-0 smallmouth bass in clear, warmwater streams. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31: 894-904.
Brewer, S. K., R. J. DiStefano and C. F. Rabeni. 2009. The influence of age-specific habitat selection by a stream crayfish community (Orconectes spp.) on secondary production. Hydrobiologia 619:1-10.
Musselman, W. C. and S. K. Brewer. 2009. Winter habitat use by organgethroat darter, Etheostoma spectabile, at multiple spatial scales. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 24:77-83.
Brewer, S. K., C. F. Rabeni, and D. M. Papoulias. 2008. Comparing histology and gonadosomatic index for determining spawning condition of small-bodied riverine fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17:54-58.
Brewer, S. K., and C. F. Rabeni. 2008. Seasonal and diel habitat shifts by juvenile ictalurids in a flow-regulated prairie river. The American Midland Naturalist 194:42-54.
Brewer, S. K., C. F. Rabeni, S. P Sowa and G. Annis. 2007. Natural-occurring landscape and in-channel factors affecting the distribution and relative abundance of riverine smallmouth bass in Missouri. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:326-341.
Brewer, S. K., D. M. Papoulias, and C. F. Rabeni. 2006. Spawning habitat associations and selection by fishes in a flow-regulated prairie river. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:763-778.
Brewer, S. K., C. F. Rabeni and D. C. Heimann. 2005. The importance of day versus night fish sampling for instream-flow determinations. Proceedings, Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:336-347.
Heimann, D. C., J. M. Richards, S. K. Brewer, and R. D. Norman. 2005. Quantification of fish habitat in selected reaches of the Marmaton and Marais des Cygnes Rivers, Missouri. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5180.