- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Aquatic Biology, Texas State University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Aquatic Resources, Texas State University
- Ph.D. Biology, Kansas State University
Dr. Perkin received his B.S. in Aquatic Biology and his M.S. in Aquatic Resources at Texas State University-San Marcos. Dr. Perkin completed his Ph.D. in Biology at Kansas State University. Following his doctoral program, Dr. Perkin served as a postdoctoral research associate at Kansas State University (2013-2014). He taught at Tennessee Technological University for three years before joining the former Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department at Texas A&M University in 2017. Dr. Perkin oversees research in the Riverscape Ecology Lab, where he mentors graduate and undergraduate students in research related to freshwater fish ecology and conservation.
Research Interests and Specializations
Riverine landscape ecology, Conservation of imperiled fishes, Historical variation in stream fish assemblages, Life history and reproductive ecology of fishes
Riverscape Ecology Lab
Work in our Riverscape Ecology Lab focuses on the conservation and sustainable management of freshwater fish diversity, understanding reasons for its decline, and developing approaches for mitigating threats in Texas, the southern Great Plains, and beyond. We address questions regarding species- and community-level change across spatial and temporal scales using a variety of study approaches, including meta-analyses, field experiments, natural snapshot and trajectory experiments, landscape modeling, and molecular techniques.
Malone, E.W., J.S. Perkin, W.K. Gibbs, M. Padgett, M.A. Kulp, and S. Moore. 2021. High and dry in days gone by: Life history theory predicts Appalachian mountain stream fish assemblage transformation during historical drought. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
Perkin, J.S., I.F. Papraniku, W. .K. Gibbs, D.J. Hoeinghaus, D.M. Walker. 2021. Temporal trajectories in metacommunity structure: Insights from interdisciplinary research in intermittent streams. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 8(4):e1531.
Parker, S. D., J.S. Perkin, M.G. Bean, D. Lutz-Carrillo, M.R. Acre. 2021. Temporal distribution modelling reveals upstream habitat drying and downstream non-native introgression are squeezing out an imperiled headwater fish. Diversity and Distributions 27:533-551.
Acre, M.R., J.S. Perkin, M.G. Bean. 2021. Multiple survey methods reveal greater abundance of endangered pupfish in restored habitats. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31:198-209.
Perkin, J.S., M.R. Acre, J. Graham, K. Hoenke. 2020. An integrative conservation planning framework for aquatic landscapes fragmented by road-stream crossings. Landscape and Urban Planning 202:103860.