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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Faculty - Daniel E. Shoup

Associate Professor

005AB Ag Hall (office)
008C Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-9671

Educational Background
Ph.D.:Ph.D., 2001; Kent State University
M.S.:Zoology, 1994; University of Oklahoma
B.S.:Zoology, 1991; Miami University



  • NREM 4414*: Fisheries Management
  • NREM 4424/5424: Fisheries Techniques
  • NREM 5433: Fisheries Science
  • NREM 5073: Sampling and Modeling Ecological Populations

Research Interests:
My research focuses on the role of predation risk, competition, and abiotic factors in structuring foodwebs in aquatic systems. I am particularly interested in how fish optimize their habitat selection and diet in the face of competitive and predatory pressures, and how changes in habitat selection or diet by a species affects (directly or indirectly) other species in the system. In addressing these issues, I use basic ecological theory as a framework for addressing contemporary issues in fish management and aquatic ecology, using both laboratory and field experiments.

Recent Publications

Long, J.M., Stewart, D.R., Shiflet, J., Balsman, D. andShoup, D.E. 2017.  Bait type influences on catch and bycatch in tandem hoop nets set in reservoirs.  Fisheries Research.  186:102-108.

Stewart, D.R., Long, J.M., and Shoup, D.E. 2016.  Simulation modeling to explore the effects of length-based harvest regulations for Ictalurus fisheries.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  36:1190-1204.

Stahr, K.J.*, and Shoup, D.E. 2016.  The effects of macrophyte stem density and structural complexity on foraging return of invertivorous juvenile largemouth bass.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  36:788-792.

Shoup, D.E. and Ryswyk, R.G.*  2016.  Length selectivity and size-bias correction for the North American Standard Gill Net.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  36:485-496.

Shoup, D.E. and Lane, D.W.*  2015.  Effects of turbidity on prey selection and foraging return of adult largemouth bass in reservoirs.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management.  35:913-924.

Stahr, K.J.*, and Shoup, D.E. 2015 American water willow mediates survival and anti-predator behavior of juvenile largemouth bass.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  in press.

Weber, M.J., Brown, M.L., Wahl, D.H., and Shoup, D.E. 2015.  Metabolic theory explains latitudinal variation in common carp Cyprinus carpio populations and predicts responses to climate change.  Ecosphere.  in press.

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

Long, J.M., Liang, Y., Shoup, D.E., Dzialowski, A.R., and Bidwell, J.R. 2014.  GIS-based rapid-assessment of bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) suitability in reservoirs.  Management of Biological Invasions. 5(4)363-370.

Shoup, D.E., Boswell, K.M., and Wahl, D.H.  2014.  Diel littoral-pelagic movements by juvenile bluegills in a small lake. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.  143:796-801.

Evans, N.T.*, Shoup, D.E., and Glover, D.C.  2014. A simplified approach for estimating age-0 gizzard shad prey supply and predator demand.  Fisheries Management and Ecology.  21:140-154.

Bodine, K.A., Shoup, D.E., Olive, J. Ford, Z.L., Krogman, R., and Stubbs, T.J.  2013.  Catfish sampling techniques:  where we are now and where we should go?   Fisheries.  38(12):529-546.

Schmitt, J.D.*, and Shoup, D.E. 2013. Delayed hooking mortality of blue catfish caught on juglines.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 33:245-252.

Gatlin, M.R.†, Shoup, D.E., and Long J.M. 2013. Invasive zebra mussels (Driessena polymorpha) and Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) survive gut passage of migratory fish species: implications for dispersal. Biological Invasions.  15:1195-1200.

(* indicates graduate student author, † indicates undergraduate student author)