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

See vita for updated and more complete list of publications.

Educational Background

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

Awards

  • 1/30/15 – UNL Parents Association Recognition Award awarded by UNL Parents Association 
  • 3/5/2014 – Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award awarded by Holling Family Award Program for Teaching Excellence 

SNR Faculty Area(s)

Notable Websites

Other Areas of Interest

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 The Effects of Alum and Fish Restoration on Water Quality in the Fremont Lake, NE (additional extension funding)
Starting Date 5/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Amy Burgin
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Kevin Pope
Steven Thomas
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $31,009.00
Funding Source Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality

 
Grant Title Chute Monitoring at Camp Ashland
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Marty Hamel
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Ending Date 9/30/2017
Funding Level $196,946.00
Funding Source Nebraska Military Department

 
Grant Title Fremont Continuation
Starting Date 4/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Amy Burgin
Co-PIs
Mark Pegg
Kevin Pope
Ending Date 5/31/2015
Funding Level $26,400.00
Funding Source Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

 
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 163 Oh My Cod: Exploring Aquatic Ecology Careers M 0400-0450 P n/a
NRES 965 Managed Aquatic Systems TR 0800-0930 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 163 Oh My Cod: Exploring Aquatic Ecology Careers X X n/a
NRES 463 Fisheries Science X X NRES 463/863
NRES 489 Ichthyology X BIOS/NRES 489/889
NRES 863 Fisheries Science X X NRES 463/863
NRES 889 Ichthyology X BIOS/NRES 489/889
NRES 965 Managed Aquatic Systems X X None