Duane C Chapman


Duane Chapman is a Research Fish Biologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center in Columbia, MO.   He has had a long term interest in the biology and control of Asian carps and since 2002 has been almost entirely focused on that direction.  Present research focuses on selective toxic baits for black carp, the use of Judas fish in the control of Asian carps, improvement of capture methodologies, the use of eDNA to estimate abundance and detect spawning, the use of early life history and spawning behavior for the development of control techniques, and risk assessments.  


M.S. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, 1985
B.S. Fish and Wildlife Biology, Fisheries emphasis, Iowa State University, 1980

Professional Experience

1996-present Research Fish Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Science Center, Columbia, MO
1993-1996 Research Fisheries Biologist, National Biological Survey/Service, Corpus Christi, TX and Columbia, MO
1988-1993 Fish Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Corpus Christi, TX
1985-1988 Fish Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lakewood, CO.


2006-present Chair, Mississippi River Basin Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species, Research and Risk Assessment Committee