Missouri State Biology
Dr. Dan Beckman Ph.D. (Marine Science), Louisiana State University, 1989. 

My research is concentrated in the areas of biotic integrity of stream fish communities, fish life histories and population dynamics, and age and growth determination.

   

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Beckman, D.W. 2002. Comparison of aging methods and validation of age estimates for the rainbow darter, Etheostoma caeruleum. Copeia 2002(3): 830-835.  

Wakefield, C. and D.W. Beckman. accepted, pending revision. Growth, maturation, and reproduction of the white sucker in a southwest Missouri population. Southwestern Naturalist. 

Thomas, R.B., D.W. Beckman, K. Thompson, K.A. Buhlmann, J.W. Gibbons, and D.L. Moll. 1997. Estimation of age for Trachemys scripta and Deirochelys reticularia by counting annual growth layers in claws.  Copeia 1997(4).  

Beckman, D.W. and R.G. Schulz. 1996.  A simple method for marking fish otoliths with alizarin compounds.  Transactions of the American  Fisheries Society 125:146-149.  

Thompson, K.R. and D.W. Beckman. 1995. Validation of age estimates from white sucker otoliths.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124:637-639. 

Beckman, D.W. and C.A. Wilson. 1995.  Seasonal timing of opaque zone formation in fish otoliths.  Pages 27-44 in Secor, D.H., J.M. Dean, S.E. Campana (editors).  Recent Developments in Fish Otolith Research.  University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. 

Beckman, D. W., A. L. Stanley, J. H. Render, and C. A. Wilson.  1991.  Age and growth-rate estimation of sheepshead Archosargus probatocephalus in Louisiana waters using otoliths.  Fishery Bulletin 89:1-8. 

Beckman, D. W.  1990.  Book review of Red Drum Aquaculture by C.R. Arnold, G.J. Holt and P. Thomas (eds.).  Copeia 1990:1193-1195. 

Beckman, D. W., A. L. Stanley, J. H. Render, and C. A. Wilson.  1990.  Age and growth of black drum in Louisiana Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 119:537-544. 

Beckman, D. W., C. A. Wilson, F. Lorica, and J. M. Dean.  1990.  Variability in incorporation of calcein as a fluorescent marker in fish otoliths.  American Fisheries Society Symposium 7:547-549.  

Beckman, D. W., C. A. Wilson, and A. L. Stanley.  1989.  Age and growth of red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, from offshore waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Fishery Bulletin 87:17-28.  

Beckman, D. W., G. A. Fitzhugh, and C. A. Wilson.  1988.  Growth rates and validation of age estimates of red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, in a Louisiana salt marsh impoundment.  Contributions in Marine Science 30(supp.):93-98.   

Wilson, C. A., D. W. Beckman, and J. M. Dean.  1987.  Calcein as a fluorescent marker of otoliths of larval and juvenile fish. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 116:668-670. 

Beckman, D. W., and J. M. Dean.  1984.  The age and growth of young‑of‑the‑year spot Leiostomus xanthurus (Lacepede) in South Carolina.  Estuaries 7(4B):487-496. 

Dean, J. M., C. A. Wilson, P. W. Haake, and D. W. Beckman.  1983.  Microstructural features of teleost otoliths.  in P. Westbroek and E. W. de Jong (eds.).  Biomineralization and Biological Metal Accumulation. p. 353-359.

                                                         

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

 

CURRENT  

Keener, Matt. In progress. Assessment of bridge crossings as refuges for fishes in an Ozark stream.   

Dunaway, Shane. In progress. Comparison of fish assemblages in different habitat types as indicators of stream health.  

Klotz, Curtis. In progress. Dissolved oxygen tolerances of selected small stream fishes under late summer or drought conditions: field vs. laboratory measurements.  

Kelsay, Lynn. In progress. Age and growth of Ozark bass, Ambloplites constellatus, in southwest Missouri.   

 

COMPLETED  

Gunter, Jason. 2002. Physical habitat characteristics and fish diversity as indicators of stream health in Bull Creek, southwest Missouri. 

Kirkland, Fawn. 2002. A comparison of water quality analyses and the index of biotic integrity in Bull Creek, southwest Missouri.  

Piercy, M. Kelly. 2001. A comparison of otolith growth to somatic growth in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides. 

Hutson, Christian. 1999. Aging validation, growth and comparison of four age estimators of the river redhorse (Moxostoma carinatum).  

Howlett, David. 1999. Age, growth, and population structure of black redhorse (Moxostoma duquesnei) and golden redhorse (Moxostoma erythrurum) in southwest Missouri.  

Simmons, Bryan R. 1999. Age, growth, reproduction and population structure of the striped shiner (Luxilus chrysocephalus) and dusky stripe shiner (Luxilus pilsbryi) in the James River, Missouri.  

Wakefield, Carl K. 1996. Maturation and reproduction of the white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) in Lake Taneycomo, Missouri.  

Kiner, Lisa K. 1996. The aging of two madtom catfish species from a southwest Missouri stream.  

Calfee, John W. 1995.  Early life history of the white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) in Lake Taneycomo, Missouri.  

Long, James M. 1995. Habitat selection by size classes of largemouth bass.  

Thompson, Kip R. 1993. Validation of age estimates and comparisons of growth rates of the white sucker, Catostomus commersoni, in three southwest Missouri populations.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Biology 373  Principles of Wildlife Management                   

Biology 532  Fisheries Management                   

Biology 575  Ichthyology                                 

Biology 485/685 Marine Conservation  

GEP 397  Public Affairs Ocean Resources: Use and Protection