Have you ever wondered what fish call Lake Texoma home and why? Well, Tim Patton will be discussing several broad components that are necessary to understand a “bigger picture” of the factors that affect the ecology of a reservoir and the fishes that live there. He will cover watershed concepts, some basic limnology (the study of the biological, chemical, and physical features of lakes), and how these factors affect fish and fish interactions.
Tim Patton has been a professor of Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Southeastern Oklahoma State University since 1998 and served as an adjunct faculty at the University of Oklahoma Biological Station. He received a B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Arkansas Tech University, followed by an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Zoology and Physiology from the University of Wyoming. His research and teaching interests have been primarily in aquatic ecology, especially as it applies to the conservation of fish, amphibians, and reptiles.