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David Schumann

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Fisheries ecology and management, interactions among species, conservation biology, movement ecology. 

Contact me if you have any interest in undergraduate or graduate (MS) research in these fields!

Current courses at UWL

BIO 422/522 - Ichthyology

BIO 491 - Capstone Seminar in Biology

BIO 203 - Organismal Biology 

BIO 307 - Ecology 

BIO 473/573 - Marine Biology 

BIO 419/519 - Quantitative Methods in Ecology


Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, South Dakota State University (2017)

M.S., Biology, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2012)

B.S., Water Resources and Fisheries, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (2009)


Professional history

2017-2019                 Postdoctoral Research Associate

                                    Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture

                                    Mississippi State University

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Research and publishing

My research emphasizes ecological principles to deliver applied solutions to the complex threats facing diverse fish species and aquatic ecosystems. I am primarily interested in the unique management challenges posed by river and stream systems, but also investigate the role of aquatic invasive species and movement behaviors on conservation effectiveness.



Todd Osmundson and David Schumann, both Biology, co-authored the article "Unlocking the genomes of formalin-fixed freshwater fish specimens: an assessment of factors influencing DNA extraction quantity and quality" in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management and was accepted for publication by the American Fisheries Society. The first author of the study was Erin Brino, recent graduate of the Master of Science degree program in Biology, Aquatic Science Concentration.

Submitted on: Sept. 3



David Schumann, Biology; and Courtney Baker, Ali Chalberg, Brad Morris and Kristina Pechacek, all Biology: Aquatic Science; presented "Effects of Spiny Water Flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) on Sportfish Catch Rates in the Canadian Shield Region of Minnesota" at the Minnesota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting on Feb. 11 in Willmar, Minnesota.

Submitted on: Feb. 20, 2020


Memberships & affiliations

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