Research Fishery Biologist
Eastern Basin Ecosystems Branch, Lake Erie Biological Station
B.S. (Fishery Biology), Colorado State University, 1993
M.S. (Wildlife and Fisheries Science), Penn State University, 1999
Ph. D. (Wildlife and Fisheries Science), Penn State University, 2004
Sampling methods for fisheries management and research, GIS applications in fisheries; terrestrial-aquatic linkages; role of abiotic gradients in structuring fish communities.
USGS Great Lakes Science Center
Lake Erie Biological Station
6100 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870-8329
Phone: (419) 625-1976, ext. 17
Fax: (419) 625-7164
Kocovsky, Patrick M. and Carey T. Knight. 2012. Morphological evidence for discrete stocks of yellow perch in Lake Erie. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38(3): 534-539.
Contribution # 1689 [Abstract]
Kocovsky, Patrick M., Duane C. Chapman, and James E. McKenna Jr. 2012. Thermal and hydrologic suitability of Lake Erie and its major tributaries for spawning of Asian carps. Journal of Great Lakes Research 38(1): 159-166.
Contribution # 1674 [Abstract]
Kocovsky, Patrick M. and Martin A. Stapanian. 2011. Influence of dreissenid mussels on catchability of benthic fishes in bottom trawls. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(6): 1565-1573.
Contribution # 1673 [Abstract]
Kocovsky, Patrick M., J. A. Tallman, D. J. Jude, D. M. Murphy, J. E. Brown, and C. A. Stepien. 2011. Expansion of tubenose gobies Proterorhinus semilunaris into western Lake Erie and potential effects on native species. Biological Invasions 2011(13):2775-2784
Contribution # 1623 [Abstract]
Vandergoot, Christopher S., P. M. Kocovsky, T. O. Brenden, and W. Liu. 2011. Selectivity evaluation for two experimental gill-net configurations used to sample Lake Erie walleyes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 31(5): 832-842.
Contribution # 1643 [Abstract]
Kocovsky, Patrick M., Martin A. Stapanian, and Carey T. Knight. 2010. Night sampling improves indices used for management of yellow perch in Lake Erie. Fisheries Management and Ecology 17(1): 10-18.
Contribution # 1554 [Abstract]
Kocovsky, Patrick M., Jean V. Adams, and Charles R. Bronte. 2009. The effect of sample size on the stability of principal components analysis of truss-based fish morphometrics. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138(3): 487-496.
Contribution # 1516 [Abstract]
Kocovsky, Patrick M., Robert M. Ross , and David S. Dropkin. 2009. Prioritizing removal of dams for passage of diadromous fishes on a major river system. River Research and Applications 25(2): 107-117.
Contribution # 1462 [Abstract]
Stapanian, Martin A., Patrick M. Kocovsky, and Jean V. Adams. 2009. Change in diel catchability of young-of-year yellow perch associated with establishment of dreissenid mussels. Freshwater Biology 54(8): 1593-1604.
Contribution # 1523 [Abstract]