George Merovich

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George Merovich, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Wildlife & Fisheries Resources

Contact Information

West Virginia University
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125

Telephone: (304) 293-0021
Fax: (304) 293-2441
Email: george.merovich@mail.wvu.edu


BS, The University of Arizona, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
MS, Frostburg State University, Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology
PhD, West Virginia University, Forest Resource Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Program

Professional Employment

Post Doc, West Virginia University
Teaching Assistant Professor West Virginia University 2008-present

Courses Taught

Quantitative Ecology
Fisheries Management
Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques
Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Resources

Link to Class Materials

Research Interests

Quantitative analysis of ecological communities
Aquatic ecology, stream fishes, and benthic macroinvertebrates
Ecological modeling

Professional Affiliations

American Fisheries Society
Ecological Society of America
North American Benthological Society
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Selected Publications

Katzner, T. E., Brandes, D., Miller, T., Lanzone, M., Maisonneuve, C., Tremblay, J. A., Mulvihill, R., Merovich, G. T. (2012), Topography drives migratory flight altitude of golden eagles: implications for on-shore wind energy development. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02185.x

Merovich, G. T., Jr., and J. T. Petty. 2007. Interactive effects of multiple stressors and restoration priorities in a mined Appalachian watershed. Hydrobiologia 575:13-31.

Merovich, G. T., Jr., J. M. Stiles, J. T. Petty, J. Fulton, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2007. Water chemistry based classification of streams and implications for restoring mined Appalachian watersheds. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:1361-1369.

Merovich, G. T., Jr., J. T. Petty, M. P. Strager, and J. B. Fulton. In Review. Hierarchical classification of stream condition: a house-neighborhood framework for establishing conservation priorities in complex riverscapes. Freshwater Science.

Merovich, G. T., Jr., and J. T. Petty. 2010. Continuous response of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages to a discrete disturbance gradient: consequences for diagnosing stressors. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29:1241-1257.

Petty, J. T., J. B. Fulton, M. P. Strager, G. T. Merovich, Jr., J. M. Stiles, and P. F. Ziemkiewicz. 2010. Landscape indicators and thresholds of stream ecological impairment in an intensively mined Appalachian watershed. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29:1292-1309.

Selego, S. M., C. L. Rose, G. T. Merovich, Jr., S. A. Welsh, and J. T. Anderson. 2012. Community-level response of fish and aquatic macroinvertebrates to stream restoration in a third-order tributary of the Potomac River, USA. International Journal of Ecology 2012.

Merriam, E. R., J. T. Petty, G. T. Merovich, Jr., J. B. Fulton, and M. P. Strager. 2011. Additive effects of mining and residential development on stream conditions in a central Appalachian watershed. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30:399-418.