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Steve Midway

Assistant Professor

Louisiana State University

About the TRACE Lab

Welcome to the TRACE Lab at Louisiana State University. We investigate species and ecosystem-level questions, of fishes inhabiting headwater streams to coastal and offshore habitats. We ask basic questions about reproductive biology and strategies, stock structure, and life history; however, we simultaneously investigate macroscale ecological drivers. For example, we may use multiple data sets to inform transboundary and continental-scale ecological patterns, such as cross-scale interactions (CSIs). A diversity of statistical analyses are used, with a focus on hierarchical models and Bayesian estimation procedures for improving some of the historical shortcomings of statistical modeling (all while producing reproducible research). We collaborate with a wide range of academic agency personnel, in order to help maximize the use of data and make new discoveries.

This website features up-to-date information on research projects, publications, teaching, and workshop offerings. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Interests

  • Aquatic and Coastal Ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Data Analysis
  • Statistical Methods

Education

  • PhD in Marine Biology, 2013

    University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • MS in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, 2009

    North Carolina State University

  • BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, 2005

    University of Vermont

Projects

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Climate Change

CO2 in flowing waters

Electronic Reporting

Self-reporting catch

Frecklebelly Madtom

Looking for rare catfish

Plastic Pollution

Microplastics in fish

Shark Attacks

Global shark attack rates

Southern Flounder

Understanding a coastal species

Tanzania Fisheries

Understanding artisianal African fisheries

Transboundary Ecology

Macroscale ecology for freshwater systems

Turtle Ecology

Learning more about our turtle friends

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Principal Investigator

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Steve Midway

Assistant Professor

Aquatic and Coastal Ecology, Macroecology, Fisheries Science, Data Analysis, Statistical Methods

Graduate Students

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Kenneth Erickson

MS Student

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Ahmed Gad

MS student

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Sarah Lundy

MS student

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David Smith

MS student

Undergrad Students

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Emma Guidry

Undergrad student researcher

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Sam Pettibone

Undergrad student researcher

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Josef Schuster

Undergrad student researcher

High School Researchers

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Emily Hampshire

High School Researcher

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Angelle McCormick

High School Researcher

Alumni

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Shane Flinn

MS (2018)

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Lucas Pensinger

MS (2019)

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Matt Robertson

MS (2018)

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