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Ichthyology, Aquatic Ecology, Conservation Biology

A century-old bigmouth buffalo

Latest News

Bigmouth buffalo in MeatEater’s Das Boat

Bigmouth buffalo beyond 110 years in National Geographic.

Precision & Accuracy

Age analysis of fishes using otoliths (“earstones”): thin-sectioned otoliths and bomb radiocarbon age validation.

Focus

Understanding the life histories of the underappreciated species in our midst.


Collaboration
  • Nicholls State University, Louisiana, GarLab – aging of gar and other fishes
  • Eastern Illinois University – aging of blue sucker
  • University of Saskatchewan and the Water Security Agency, Canada – aging of bigmouth buffalo
  • University of North Texas – aging of smallmouth buffalo

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A Research Team

Contact

Dr. Lackmann

alackman@d.umn.edu

Dr. Clark

meclark@d.umn.edu

Dr. Andrews

astrofish226@gmail.com

Specialties

Fish aging, longevity, age validation, fisheries, population biology, aquatic ecology, life history