Patrick M Kocovsky

Biography

I am the Invasive Carp Coordinator within the Biological Threats and Invasive Species Program in the Ecosystems Mission Area. I administer the USGS’ national research program on risk assessment; early detection and rapid response; and developing and evaluating baits and attractants, barriers and deterrents, and harvest methods for use by management agencies for managing populations of bighead, black, grass, and silver carp. I also serve as adjunct research professor at the University of Toledo, where I work with several faculty and graduate students whose research compliments USGS research.

Education:

BS in Fishery Biology, magna cum laude, Colorado State, 1993

MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State, 1999

PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State, 2004

Post-doc with USGS Northern Appalachian Research Lab on suitability of Susquehanna River tributaries for restoration of anadromous alosines and catadromous American Eel.