The Winemiller Aquatic Ecology Lab investigates fish ecology and evolution, community ecology, and ecosystem ecology in aquatic habitats. Our research is strongly field oriented, with studies conducted at sites throughout Texas, Latin America, Africa, and, more recently, Southeast Asia. Our field research is conducted mostly in fluvial ecosystems (streams, rivers, estuaries) and adopts descriptive, comparative and experimental approaches. The research is strongly oriented towards advancement of both basic scientific understanding as well as options for better conservation of biodiversity and the ecosystems that support it.

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selected publications
Academic Articles229
  • Perkin, J. S., Acre, M. R., Ellard, J. K., Rodger, A. W., Trungale, J. F., Winemiller, K. O., & Yancy, L. E. (2022). Flowrecruitment relationships for Shoal Chub ( Macrhybopsis hyostoma ) and implications for managing environmental flows. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
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  • AnguloValencia, M. A., Dias, R. M., Alves, D. C., Winemiller, K. O., & Agostinho, A. A. (2022). Patterns of functional diversity of native and nonnative fish species in a neotropical floodplain. Freshwater Biology. 67(8), 1301-1315.
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  • Bem, J. D., Ribolli, J., Röpke, C., Winemiller, K. O., & Zaniboni-Filho, E. (2021). A cascade of dams affects fish spatial distributions and functional groups of local assemblages in a subtropical river. Neotropical Ichthyology. 19(3), e200133.
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  • Rebelato, M. M., Winemiller, K. O., Durso, A. M., Tozetti, A. M., de Camargo, P. B., & Verrastro, L. (2020). What do stable isotopes tell us about the trophic ecology of Thamnodynastes hypoconia (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) in southern Brazil?. Zoology (Jena). 141, 125812-125812.
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  • Huckembeck, S., Winemiller, K. O., Loebmann, D., & Garcia, A. M. (2020). Trophic structure of frog assemblages in coastal habitats in southern Brazil. Austral Ecology. 45(7), 977-989.
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  • Scotti, M., Hartvig, M., Winemiller, K. O., Li, Y., Jauker, F., Jordn, F., & Dormann, C. F. (2017). Trait-Based and Process-Oriented Modeling in Ecological Network Dynamics. Adaptive Food Webs. 228-256. Cambridge University Press.
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  • Winemiller, K. O., & Willis, S. C. (2011). The Vaupes Arch and Casiquiare Canal Barriers and Passages. HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY OF NEOTROPICAL FRESHWATER FISHES. 225-242.
  • Winemiller, K. O., Agostinho, A. A., & Caramaschi, . (2008). Fish Ecology in Tropical Streams. Tropical Stream Ecology. 107-III. Elsevier.
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  • Winemiller, K. O. (2006). Interplay Between Scale, Resolution, Life History and Food Web Properties. From Energetics to Ecosystems: The Dynamics and Structure of Ecological Systems. 101-126. Springer Netherlands.
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Conference Papers6
  • Saenz, D. E., Gu, T., Ban, Y., Winemiller, K. O., & Markham, M. R. (2021). Derived loss of signal complexity and plasticity in a genus of weakly electric fish.. J Exp Biol. 224(12), jeb242400-E204.
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  • Possatto, F. E., Broadhurst, M. K., Spach, H. L., Winemiller, K. O., Millar, R. B., Santos, K. M., & Lamour, M. R. (2016). Mapping the spatio-temporal distribution of threatened batoids to improve conservation in a subtropical estuary.. J Fish Biol. 89(1), 1098-1104.
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  • Winemiller, K. O. (2010). Preface: Stream Fish Communities from Patch Dynamics to Intercontinental Convergences. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY OF STREAM FISHES: CONCEPTS, APPROACHES, AND TECHNIQUES. 73, 23-28.
  • Winemiller, K. O. (2005). Life history strategies, population regulation, and implications for fisheries management. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 62(4), 872-885.
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  • Winemiller, K. O., & Jepsen, D. B. (1998). Effects of seasonality and fish movement on tropical river food webs. Journal of Fish Biology. 53(sA), 267-296.
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Repository Documents / Preprints1
  • Saenz, D. E., Gu, T., Ban, Y., Winemiller, K. O., & Markham, M. R. (2021). Derived loss of signal complexity and plasticity in a genus of weakly electric fish.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences; 2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258