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Shannon Brewer, PhD

Shannon is a research fish biologist and the Unit Leader at the Alabama CRU at Auburn University. Shannon's research questions focus on identifying relationships and mechanisms related to rare, declining, or economically-important aquatic species for which the causes and management responses are unclear.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Stream Ecology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Landscape Ecology

Shannon is broadly interested in the conservation and management of lotic ecosystems. Human pressures increase the treats on freshwater ecosystems and taxa. The modification of landscapes from historical land cover to agriculture and urban uses has resulted in significant changes and water demands on rivers. Shannon engages multidisciplinary, innovated approaches to establish organism-environmental relationships at multiple spatial scales to guide the conservation and management of stream and river ecosystems. Shannon improves sampling design and her primary research focus is stream fishes, targeting crayfish and freshwater mussels.