Kris Bodine with blue catfish

Kris Bodine

Fisheries Research Biologist

Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center

5103 Junction Hwy

Mountain Home, TX  78058

830-866-3356 ext. 213


Research Interests:

Fisheries management, sampling, community ecology, predator-prey interactions, behavioral ecology

Thesis project:  Temperature- and Habitat-Specific Length Bias and Catch Rate of Electrofishing for Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus).



M.S. Nat. Res. Ecology & Management – Fisheries Option, 2009.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

B.S. Biology, 2005.   Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO


Professional Experience:

Fisheries Research Biologist, Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. (2009-Present)

Fisheries Biologist, Southwest District, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (2007-2009).

Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management (formerly Department of Zoology) Oklahoma State University (2006 – 2007).

Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology Oklahoma State University (2006).

Research Technician, University of Missouri – Columbia, James A. Reed Conservation Area (8/05 – 12/05)

Resource Science Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation, Clinton, MO (5/04-8/04 & 5/05-8/05)

Resource Aid Assistant, Missouri Department of Conservation, Hannibal, MO (2001 – 2002)


Professional Memberships:

American Fisheries Society

Oklahoma Chapter, American Fisheries Society

OSU Student Subunit, American Fisheries Society


Activities & Awards:

President, OSU Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society 2006.

Best Student Presentation – 27th Annual Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Meeting 2007.

Robert M. Jenkins Memorial Reservoir Research Scholarship – SDAFS 2007.

Skinner Memorial Award – Honorable mention