Shannon K. Brewer
ACFWRU Unit Leader & Research Professor
Agency website: Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Website
For a list of current publications, visit https://www1.usgs.gov/coopunits/unitStaff/Alabama
B.S., Missouri Western State University, 2001, Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Management and Conservation
M.S., University of Missouri, 2004, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2008, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Expertise: Brewer is an expert in stream and river ecology, including the study of flow-ecology relationships, fish movements and multi-scale habitat needs, threatened and endangered species distributions, groundwater-surface water interactions, and stream organism responses to land use and disturbances.
Teaching Responsibilities: Stream Ecology
Research & Extension Interests: Brewer focuses on identifying relations and mechanisms related to rare, declining, or economically important aquatic species for which the causes and corresponding management responses are unclear. She is broadly interested in the conservation and management of lotic ecosystems, but conducts research in three primary areas – 1) disturbance of stream ecosystems (e.g., environmental flows, drought) 2) improving riverine fish sampling, and 3) ecology, conservation, and management of stream fauna.