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Steven Chipps

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Unit Leader to USGS SD Coop Unit, Professor

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 201B
Natural Resource Management-Box 2140B
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Originally from Virginia, I joined the South Dakota Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit in 1999 and currently serve as the Unit Leader. My research interests include feeding ecology and energetics of fishes.

If you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!


Before joining the South Dakota Coop Unit, I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Aquatic Ecology at the University of Illinois. I attended the University of Idaho (Ph.D.), West Virginia University (M.S.) and Davis & Elkins College (B.S.).

Academic Interests

I teach graduate courses in Aquatic Trophic Ecology and Ecology of Aquatic Invertebrates.

Professional Memberships

American Fisheries Society
Dakota Chapter American Fisheries Society
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
Society of Wetland Scientists

Area(s) of Research

My research focuses primarily on aquatic food web ecology and bioenergetics of fishes. My students and I use quantitative tools such as energy budgets, diet analysis, stable isotopes, and foraging models to help address fisheries management questions.



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