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Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Faculty - James M. Long


Acting Unit Leader, Adjunct Assistant Professor

007 Ag Hall (office)
004 Ag Hall  (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-5768

Educational Background
BS:Missouri State University, 1992; Biology
MS:Missouri State Universtiy, 1995; Biology (Fisheries and Aquatic Science)
PhD:Oklahoma State University, 2000; Wildlife and fisheries Ecology


Curriculum Vitae


  • NREM 5493* : Social Dimensions in Aquatic Ecology

Research Interests:

My research focuses on management-driven questions related to fisheries management, land-use effects on fishes, and effects of invasive species on aquatic communities.  I primarily work in stream ecosystems, but also in lakes and reservoirs as well. I am particularly interested in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to aquatic ecosystems and in the use of otolith microstructure and chemistry to elucidate effects on fishes.

Recent Publications

Taylor, A.T., M. Papes, and J.M. Long. 2018. Potential and restricted geographic distribution estimates: examining factors associated with range loss of a fluvial-specialist fish species. Conservation Biology 32:171-182.

Long, J.M. and T.B. Grabowski. 2017. Otoliths. Pages 189-219 in M.C. Quist and D. Isermann, editors. Age and growth of fishes: principles and techniques. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. ( 55078c/)

Milardi, M., D. Chapman, M. Lanzoni, J.M. Long, and G. Castaldelli. 2017. First evidence of bighead carp wild recruitment in Western Europe, and its relation to hydrology and temperature. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0189517.

Long, J.M. and R.T. Melstrom. 2016. Measuring the relationship between sportfishing trip expenditures and anglers' species preferences. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:731-737. DOI:10.1080/02755947.2016.1167142.

Long, J.M. and R.A. Snow. 2016. Ontogentic development of otoliths in Alligator Gar (Atractosteus spatula). Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:537-544. DOI:10.1080/00028487.2015.1135189

Stewart, D.R. and J.M. Long.  2016.  Using hierarchical Bayesian multi-species mixture models to estimate tandem hoop-net based habitat associations and detection probabilities of fishes in reservoirs.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:450-461. DOI:10.1080/00028487.2016.1143395

Starks, T.A., M.L. Miller, and J.M. Long.  2016.  Early life history of three pelagic-spawning minnows (Macrhybopsis spp.) in the lower Missouri River.  Journal of Fish Biology 88:1335-1349. DOI:10.1111/jfb.12892

Gosch, N.J.C., M.L. Miller, T.R. Gemeinhardt, T.A. Starks, A.P. Civiello, J.M. Long, and J.L. Bonneau.  2016.  Prey consumption and preference of age-0 sturgeon in the lower Missouri River.  River Research and Applications. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3003

Starks, T., J.M. Long, and A.R. Dzialowski.  2016.  Community structure of age-0 fishes in paired mainstem and created shallow-water habitats in the lower Missouri River.  River Research and Applications 32:753-762. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2891

Stewart, D.R., J.M. Long, and D.E. Shoup.  2015.  Spatial structuring within a reservoir fish population: implications for management.  Marine and Freshwater Research 66:202-212.

Tringali, M.D., J.M. Long, M.S. Allen, and T. Birdsong, editors.  2015.  Black bass diversity: multidisciplinary science for conservation.  American Fisheries Society, Symposium 82, Bethesda, Maryland. (