Jim Long, Ph.D.

Jim grew up in the Ozarks of southwest Missouri and after having received his PhD from Oklahoma State University, went to South Carolina for his first full-time fisheries job. Afterward, he spent 7 years with the National Park Service as the fishery biologist for the southeast region. In 2009, he moved back to his adopted state of Oklahoma in his current position.


Only Jim's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Jim, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.
Jim also can be reached at his Oklahoma State University email address: longjm@okstate.edu


  • Ph D Oklahoma State University 2000
  • MS Missouri State University 1995
  • BS Missouri State University 1992

Research Interests

Jim's research focuses on management-driven questions related to fisheries, land-use effects, and effects of invasive species on aquatic communities. He is particularly interested in applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to aquatic ecosystems and in the use of otolith microstructure and chemistry to elucidate effects on fishes.

Teaching Interests

  • Aquatic Nuisance Species Management
  • Social Dimensions in Aquatic Ecology