Mark Pegg

Mark Pegg

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Title Fisheries Ecologist
Address 402 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-472-6824
FAX 402-472-2946
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Office Hours

By appointment

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, weighed 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)


  • 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 Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Notable Websites

Other Areas of Interest

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

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
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 863 Fisheries Science X X NRES 463/863
NRES 965 Managed Aquatic Systems X None