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Joe Parkos
Title: Field Station Director
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Director of Kaskaskia, Ridge Lake, and Sam Parr Biological Stations

Affiliate faculty in Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, UIUC


Behavioral ecology (foraging, reproductive, dispersal, habitat use)

Fish ecology, conservation, and management

Fisheries exploitation dynamics

Biological invasions

Habitat complexity

Message to students:

If you think you might be interested in being a graduate student in my lab, I encourage you to first look over information on the NRES graduate program, the Kaskaskia Biological station website, and my publications on Google Scholar. After that, send me an email about your background and research interests, and I will be happy to discuss potential graduate opportunities in my lab.

Professional affiliations:

American Fisheries Society

Illinois Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Ecological Society of America

Selected publications:

Parkos, J.J. III, J.L. Kline, and J.C. Trexler. (in press) Signal from the noise: model-based interpretation of variable correspondence between active and passive samplers. Ecosphere.

Sanft, E., J.J. Parkos III, S.F. Collins, A.P. Porreca, and D.H. Wahl. 2018 Vulnerability of juvenile bighead and silver carp to predation by largemouth bass. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society

Andree, S.R., C.P. Wagner, J.J. Parkos III, and D.H. Wahl. 2018. Cogradient growth and survival among geographically distinct stocks of age-0 muskellunge. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 38(4):922-929.

Einfalt, L.M., J.J. Parkos III, and D.H. Wahl.  2015.  Effect of predator size and prey characteristics on piscivory of juvenile Largemouth Bass.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:682-692.

Parkos, J.J. III and J.C. Trexler.  2014.  Origins of functional connectivity in a human-modified wetland landscape. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:1418-1429.

Parkos, J.J. III, D.H. Wahl, and D.P. Philipp.  2011.  Influence of behavior and mating success on brood-specific contribution to fish recruitment in ponds.  Ecological Applications 21(7):2576-2586.

 Parkos, J.J. III, C.R. Ruetz, and J.C. Trexler.  2011.  Disturbance regime and limits on benefits of refuge use for fishes in a fluctuating hydroscape.  Oikos 120:1519-1530.

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Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008)

M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001)

B.S. University of Connecticut (1993)

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