Christopher Cheek (Cherokee)

Doctoral Student

Field of Study

Aquatic Ecology

Hometown

Edmond, OK

Education

2012, Texas Tech University, M.S., Aquatic Science, Lubbock, TX

2010, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Durant, OK

Research Focus

Investigating the impact of interactions among invasive species that span terrestrial-aquatic boundaries

Major Advisor

Dr. Reuben Goforth, Forestry and Natural Resources

Publications

Cheek, C.A. and C.M. Taylor. Salinity and Geomorphology Drive Long-Term Changes to Local and Regional Fish Assemblage Attributes in the Lower Pecos River, Texas. 2014. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

Cheek, C.A., S. Hilavity, K. Mougey, M. Pyron, C. Ryan, J.C. Zavaleta , G. Perry, C. Boal. 2013. Vertical Structure Use by Stout Iguana (Cyclura pinguis) on Guana Island, B.V.I. Journal of Reptiles and Amphibians. Volume 20:3, Pg. 112-118. 

Presentations

Cheek, C.A. Conservation Implications of a Newly Formed Waterfall at the River-Reservoir Interface of Lake Powell. Desert Fishes Council Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. 2016.

Cheek, C.A. Annual Report on the PNM Fish Passage Facility and NAPI Razorback Sucker Grow-out Facility. San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program Annual Meeting. Durango, CO. February 2014.

Cheek, C.A. Annual Report on the PNM Fish Passage Facility and NAPI Razorback Sucker Grow-out Facility. San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program Annual Meeting. Durango, CO. February 2013.

Cheek, C.A. C. M. Taylor. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Fish Assemblage of the Lower Pecos River, Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Annual River Studies Meeting. Austin, TX. April 2012.

Cheek, C.A. C. M. Taylor. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Fish Assemblage of the Lower Pecos River, Texas. Southwest Association of Naturalists. Valle de Bravo, Mexico. April 2012.

Cheek, C.A. T.M. Patton. J. Dyer. Channel Catfish Predation on Native Fishes, San Juan River Utah. Southwest Association of Naturalists. Junction, Texas. April, 2010.

Cheek, C.A. T. M. Patton, J.P. Wood. 2009. Effects of Commercial Turtle Harvest on Turtle Populations in Southeastern Oklahoma. Louis-Stokes Research Symposium. Stillwater, Oklahoma. September, 2009.

Cheek, C.A. J. Morel. T. M. Patton. Channel Catfish Stomach Content Analysis, San Juan River, Utah. Louis-Stokes Research Symposium. Stillwater, Oklahoma. September, 2008.

Professional Organizations:

American Fisheries Society

Desert Fishes Council

Southwester Association of Naturalists

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:  

2016- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2016- Native American Natural Resource Scholarship. Intertribal Timber Council

2016- Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. American Philosophical Society

2015 - Present, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient

Christopher Cheek (Cherokee)

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