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Rich Pendleton
Title: Large River Ecologist
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Havana, IL 62644
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Long Term Resource Monitoring Program Fish Component Specialist


My main research activities focus on aquatic ecology of large rivers.  I am also interested in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, stream ecology, species interactions, food web dynamics, and invasive species.

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Pendleton, R., D. Hoeinghaus, L. Gomes, and A. Agostinho. 2015. Trophic downgrading results in complex ecosystem dynamics in experimental tropical floodplain food webs. Hydrobiologia 760:15-28.

Pendleton, R., D. Hoeinghaus, L. Gomes, and A. Agostinho. 2014. Loss of rare fish species from tropical floodplain food webs affects community structure and ecosystem multifunctionality in a mesocosm experiment. PLoS ONE 9(1): e84568. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084568.

Pendleton, R., J. Pritt, B. Peoples, and E. Frimpong. 2012. The strength of Nocomis nest association contributes to patterns of rarity and commonness among New River, Virginia cyprinids. American Midland Naturalist 168:202-217.

N. Lapointe, Pendleton, R. and P. Angermeier. 2012. A comparison of approaches for estimating the relative impacts of nonnative fishes. Environmental Management 49:82-95.

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MS, Biology, University of North Texas, 2012

BS, Fisheries Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2009

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