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Russell A. Wright

Associate Professor & Extension Specialist

School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences

(334) 844-9311 

  wrighr2@auburn.edu 

  

Get In Touch

Address:
313 Swingle Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

Biography

EDUCATION

  • 1993 Ph.D. – Zoology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 1989 M.S. – Zoology, North Carolina State University
  • 1983 B.A. – Biology, University of North Carolina – Asheville, Summa Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1997- present Extension Specialist – Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University
2002-present Associate Professor –School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University
1997-2002 Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist – Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University
1993-1997 Post-doctoral Research Associate – The Ohio State University Fellowship, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory,
The Ohio State University
Spring 1992 Visiting Lecturer, Introductory Fisheries Science – Department of Wildlife and Fisheries,
School of Natural Resources, University of Vermont

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Fisheries Society
  • Alabama Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals

Research

My research focuses on the basic understanding and application of ecological principles and mechanisms that shape aquatic communities and ecosystems. I work primarily with fishes and fisheries in small impoundments, larger reservoirs, rivers, and estuaries. I currently have projects throughout the state.

Courses

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT

  • FISH 5510 & 6510 — Fisheries Biology and Management
  • FISH 5520 & 6520 — Management of Small Impoundments

Publications

For a list of my publications, please see my Google Scholar Profile.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

As an Extension Specialist / Associate Professor I lead Extension programming in the area of fisheries and aquatic sciences. I focus on pond management, recreational fisheries, aquatic conservation, and youth engagement. I am currently the coordinator for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Aquatic Resources- Program Priority Team. Listed below are links to some of my Extension products.

Internet Resources & Social media:

Extension Publications: