Mark Rogers, Ph.D.

Mark spent six years as a fisheries research biologist at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center working on Lakes Michigan, Superior, and Erie after earning his PhD at the University of Florida. He assumed the Unit Leader position at the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in December 2015.


Only Mark's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Mark, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit web site.
Mark also can be reached at his Tennessee Tech University email address:


2007    Ph.D., Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida

2002    M.S., Natural Resources (Fisheries concentration), University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

1997    B.S., Fisheries and Widlife Science, North Carolina State University

Research Interests

Mark's research interests include fisheries ecology and management, population dynamics, and ecological modeling. He has studied fisheries in sub-tropical and temperate lakes and reservoirs, the Laurentian Great Lakes, and Australian rivers.


2015-Present     Unit Leader, Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN

2011-2015         Research Fishery Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Erie Biological Station, Sandusky, OH

2010-2011         Research Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Great Lakes Science Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2007-2010         Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2003-2007         Alumni Fellow, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2002-2003         Biological Scientist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2000-2002         Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

1998-2000         High School Teacher, East Rowan High School, Salisbury, NC

1997-1998         Fishery Technician, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

1996-1997         Fishery Technician, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC