Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Duane C Chapman

Duane Chapman is a Fish Biologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.

From 2002 - 2021, Duane led a team have focused on the biology and control of bighead, silver, black, and grass carps and other invasive aquatic species. He is now working part time, completing writing projects, mentoring, and assisting in risk assessments and other partner collaborations. His research and that of his team has focused on improvement of capture, harvest, and early detection methodologies, use of eDNA to estimate abundance and detect spawning, the use of early life history and spawning behavior of carp for the development of control techniques, and risk assessments. His research is global in focus, and integrates information and research from around the world to address invasive species problems in the United States. As he moves toward anticipated full retirement in 2024, the team he led is now guided by Dr. Jesse Fischer. 

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.

Education and Certifications

  • M.S. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, 1985

  • B.S. Fish and Wildlife Biology, Fisheries emphasis, Iowa State University, 1980

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • 2006-2022: Chair, Mississippi River Basin Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species, Research and Risk Assessment Committee

  • 1980- present: American Fisheries Society

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government