Mark Pegg

Mark Pegg

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Title Fisheries Ecologist
Address 402 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0974
Phone 402-472-6824
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail mpegg2@unl.edu
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Hi, I'm Mark Pegg, fisheries ecologist and associate professor in the School of Natural Resources. I'm associated with the undergraduate major in fisheries and wildlife and the graduate specializations in aquatic ecology and wildlife ecology.

Mark Pegg
Mark collects fish on the Mississippi River using an electrofishing boat. The fish are temporarily stunned, weight and measured and then returned to the water unharmed.

Most of my career has been dedicated to working on fisheries and aquatic ecosystem issues. These interests have generally led me to conduct research centered on the ecology of flowing systems, fisheries management, the impacts of aquatic nuisance species and restoration ecology. I've been at UNL since August 2005.

Specifically, I am interested in aquatic community responses in time and space to environmental conditions such as hydrology, habitat availability and water quality; aspects of fish-population dynamics like survival, age and growth and angler exploitation; how aquatic nuisance species influence ecosystems; and most recently, assessing river-restoration techniques.

Selected Publications

Peters, L., Reinhardt, U., and M.A. Pegg. 2008. Factors influencing radio wave transmission and reception: applications for radio telemetry by boat in large river systems. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28:301-307.
Noble, R.L., D.J. Austen, and M.A. Pegg. 2007. Fishery Management Study Design Considerations. Pages 31-49 in C.G. Guy and M.L. Brown (editors). Analysis and Interpretation of Freshwater Fishery Data, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
Pegg, M.A., and R.M. Taylor. 2007. Diversity partitioning of fish communities along the Illinois and Missouri rivers. Journal of Biogeography 34:549-558.
Pegg, M.A., M.A. Herbert, and A.M. Lemke. 2007. Fish community development during wetland restoration of an agriculturally impacted floodplain system, 1998-2003. Pages 23-25 in E.J. Heske, J.R. Herkert, K.D. Blodgett, and A.M. Lemke, editors. Spunky Bottoms: Restoration of a Big-River Floodplain. Illinois Natural History Survey Special Publication, Champaign.
McClelland, M.A., M.A. Pegg, and T.W. Spier. 2006. Longitudinal patterns of the Illinois Waterway Fish Community. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 21:91-99.
Pegg, M.A., K.S. Irons, and T.M. O’Hara. 2006. Response of floodplain fish communities to habitat restoration. Ecology of Freshwater Fishes 15:40-47.
Peters, L., M.A. Pegg, and U. Reinhardt. 2006. Dispersal rates of adult bighead carp in the Illinois River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 135:1205-1212.
Yildirim, A., Bektas, S., Arslan, M., M. Pegg. 2006. Spatial and seasonal variation in nutrition and condition of Barbus plebejus escherichi (Steindacher 1897) in the Upper Coruh River (Erzurum-Turkey). Journal of Freshwater Ecology 21:379-384.
Pegg, M.A. and M.A. McClelland. 2004. Assessment of spatial and temporal fish community patterns in the Illinois River. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 13:125-135.
Pegg, M.A., C.L. Pierce, and A. Roy. 2003. Effects of channelization and impoundment on flow in the Missouri River: a time series analysis of daily mean flow. Aquatic Sciences 65:63-72.
Neely, B.C., Steffensen, K.D., and M.A.Pegg. In press. A comparison of gastrically and surgically implanted telemetry transmitters in shovelnose sturgeon. Submitted to Fisheries Ecology and Management.
Pegg, M.A., J.H. Chick, and B.M. Pracheil. In press. The influence of non-native species on paddlefish. Proceedings of the 2006 Paddlefish Symposium.

Educational Background

  • BS - Iowa State University, Fish and Wildlife Biology (1992)
  • MS - Tennessee Technological University, Biology (1994)
  • PhD - Iowa State University, Fisheries Biology (2000)

SNR Faculty Area(s)

Notable Websites

Fisheries ecology/management, River ecology, Aquatic nuisance species, River restoration

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Shell Creek Assessment
Starting Date 5/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Co-PIs
Marty Hamel
Ending Date 9/30/2015
Funding Level $89,870.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Missouri River Sportfish Ecology and Management (additional funding)
Starting Date 3/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Co-PIs
Marty Hamel
Ending Date 2/28/2018
Funding Level $923,578.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Red River Bibliography
Starting Date 2/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 8/31/2014
Funding Level $21,850.00
Funding Source Manitoba Fisheries Enhancement Fund

 
Grant Title Implications for Connectivity and Movement of Iotic Great Plains Fishes in the Face of Climate Change
Starting Date 8/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $101,850.00
Funding Source U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 
Grant Title Fremont Water Quality (additional funding)
Starting Date 4/13/2012
Principal Investigators
Amy Burgin
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Steven Thomas
Kevin Pope
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $23,700.00
Funding Source Nebraksa Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Influence of Trout Stockings on Tier I/II Fishes
Starting Date 5/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Kevin Pope
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 4/30/2014
Funding Level $114,576.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Fremont Water Quality
Starting Date 4/6/2012
Principal Investigators
Amy Burgin
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Kevin Pope
Steven Thomas
Ending Date 6/30/2014
Funding Level $240,448.00
Funding Source Nebraksa Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Influence of Trout Stockings on Tier I/II Fishes
Starting Date 5/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Kevin Pope
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 4/30/2012
Funding Level $32,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Niobrara River Flows (additional funding)
Starting Date 7/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $52,500.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Developing Environmental Flows in the Niobrara River for Fish and Wildlife
Starting Date 7/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 6/30/2012
Funding Level $726,754.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Missouri River Sportfish Ecology and Management
Starting Date 3/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 2/28/2014
Funding Level $401,210.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Platte River Catfish Population Dynamics
Starting Date 1/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 12/31/2009
Funding Level $33,000.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
Grant Title Platte River Catfish Population Dynamics
Starting Date 1/1/2007
Principal Investigators
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 12/31/2014
Funding Level $356,767.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 

Undergraduate Majors Bachelor of Science in
  • Fisheries & Wildlife
Graduate Program(s)

Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology

Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences


including specializations in
  • Applied Ecology

Courses Taught in the Current Semester
Course Number Course Title Day Time Cross Listing
NRES 463 Fisheries Science TR 1100-1215 P NRES 463/863
NRES 463L Fisheries Science Lab ARR ARR NRES 463L/863L
NRES 492 Study Tours in Natural Resource Management: Southern Africa Ecology ARR ARR n/a
NRES 492 Study Tours in Natural Resource Management: Southern Africa Ecology ARR ARR n/a
NRES 863 Fisheries Science TR 1100-1215 P NRES 463/863
NRES 863L Fisheries Science Lab ARR ARR NRES 463L/863L
NRES 898 Special Topics - Biodiversity Conservation Read R 0330-0420 P n/a
NRES 965 Managed Aquatic Systems TR 0930-1045 A None
NRES 965 Managed Aquatic Systems TR 0900-1015 A n/a
Courses Taught
Course Number Course Title Fall Even Years Fall Odd Years Spring Even Years Spring Odd Years Summer Session Cross Listing
NRES 404 Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar X X X None
NRES 463 Fisheries Science X X NRES 863
NRES 489 Ichthyology X X BIOS 489/889, NRES 889
NRES 863 Fisheries Science X X NRES 463
NRES 889 Ichthyology X X BIOS 489/889, NRES 489
NRES 965 Managed Aquatic Systems X X None