Craig Paukert, Ph.D.

Craig serves as the Unit Leader of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. He is originally from Wisconsin and received his degrees from Minnesota, Oklahoma State, and South Dakota State.


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

Craig also can be reached at his University of Missouri email address:


  • Ph D South Dakota State University 2001
  • MS Oklahoma State University 1998
  • BS University of Minnesota 1993

Research Interests

Craig's main research interests are conservation and management of stream and river fishes. However, he also has a background and interest in lake and reservoirs fisheries and have conducted research on systems such as the Colorado and Missouri Rivers, but also large reservoirs, natural lakes, and small streams.