Mark Kaemingk received his Ph.D. in Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University (2013), M.S. in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University (2009), and B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from South Dakota State University (2006). He held a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology prior to this position, working in New Zealand at the Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory. Mark grew up in south central South Dakota, along the Missouri River, where he developed a passion for conserving and managing our natural resources.
Mark has worked on a wide variety of ecosystems, including large rivers and reservoirs, shallow lakes, a Laurentian Great Lake, and coastal rivers, estuaries, and marine environments. The overarching goal of his research program is to combine spatial and temporal approaches to understand biological interactions. He is particularly excited about working on spatiotemporal questions that focus on the interactions among fish communities, fishing groups, and the habitats they occupy. Mark also enjoys mentoring and providing professional development opportunities for students.