Amanda Rosenberger, Ph.D.

Amanda serves as the Assistant Unit Leader of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. She is originally from Virginia, and her degrees are from Bard College at Simon's Rock, the University of Florida, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has held positions with the Boise Aquatic Sciences Laboratory and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


Only Amanda's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Amanda, including a full publications list, visit her profile page on the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site. 

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  • Ph D Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2003
  • MS University of Florida 1997
  • BA Bard College at Simon's Rock 1994
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock 1992

Research Interests

Amanda's research interests are in the ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes with an emphasis on the role of ecological processes in shaping fish distributions, population characteristics, and community structure. Conservation problems are best addressed at multiple scales; therefore, she is interested in the spatial and temporal dynamics of these patterns at both local and landscape scales. She is particularly interested in investigating mechanistic relationships between fish and physical and biotic features of the environment and how human intervention, nonnative species, and climate change can alter those relationships.

Teaching Interests

  • Fish Ecology
  • Introduction to Fisheries
  • Experiential Learning
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Community Ecology