Kevin Pope earned his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from South Dakota State University (1996), M.S. in Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures from Auburn University (1993), and B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University (1991). Before joining the Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (2005), Kevin was an Associate Professor of Fishery Science at Texas Tech University. Kevin grew up in Denver, where he developed an appreciation of the importance of water quality and quantity.
Kevin’s research simultaneously provides scientific information necessary for management decisions and educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. The programmatic theme of his research is Complexity of Recreational Fisheries, with specific foci on understanding influences of sampling approaches on ecological data, dynamics within and among fish communities and angler groups, and socio-ecological outcomes and consequences of management actions. Kevin’s administrative emphasis is facilitation and enhancement of collaborations among Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit stakeholders.