As a research scientist for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute sin, Dr. Charles Randklev works on issues related to freshwater mussel conservation. His research expertise is unionid ecology with research interests in habitat requirements and biogeography for rare and common mussel species. Charles is also interested in how habitat alteration impacts mussel community composition and how these changes influence ecosystem services provided by unionids.
- Khan, J. M., Hart, M., Dudding, J., Robertson, C. R., Lopez, R., & Randklev, C. R. (2019). Evaluating the upper thermal limits of glochidia for selected freshwater mussel species (Bivalvia: Unionidae) in central and east Texas, and the implications for their conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 29(8), 1202-1215.
- Inoue, K., Harris, J. L., Robertson, C. R., Johnson, N. A., & Randklev, C. R. (2019). A comprehensive approach uncovers hidden diversity in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionidae) with the description of a novel species. CLADISTICS.
- Smith, C. H., Johnson, N. A., Inoue, K., Doyle, R. D., & Randklev, C. R. (2019). Integrative taxonomy reveals a new species of freshwater mussel, Potamilus streckersoni sp. nov. (Bivalvia: Unionidae): implications for conservation and management. Systematics and Biodiversity. 17(4), 331-348.
- Hart, M. A., Miller, T. D., & Randklev, C. R. (2019). Salinity tolerance of a rare and endangered unionid mussel, Popenaias popeii (Texas Hornshell) and its implications for conservation and water management. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 170, 1-8.
- Randklev, C. R., Miller, T., Hart, M., Morton, J., Johnson, N. A., Skow, K., ... Lopez, R. (2018). A semi-arid river in distress: Contributing factors and recovery solutions for three imperiled freshwater mussels (Family Unionidae) endemic to the Rio Grande basin in North America. Science of The Total Environment. 631-632, 733-744.
- Randklev, C. R., & Lundeen, B. J. (2012). Prehistoric biogeography and conservation status of threatened freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Unionidae) in the upper trinity river drainage, Texas. Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology. (pp. 68-91).
- Wolverton, S., Randklev, C. R., & Barker, A. (2011). Ethnobiology as a Bridge between Science and Ethics: An Applied Paleozoological Perspective. Ethnobiology. (pp. 115-132).