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 / Ecological Analysis with R
Fisheries Management
Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques
Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
Advanced Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Ecosystem Ecology, Forest Wildlife Management Lab
Fisheries Summer Camp
Conservation Ecology (eCampus)
Stream Ecosystem Assessment

Research Interests

Quantitative analysis of ecological communities
Ecology and management of freshwater ecosystems
Freshwater fishes and benthic macroinvertebrates
Ecological modeling

Selected Publications

Gingerich, R. T., G. Merovich, and J. T. Anderson. 2014. Influence of environmental parameters on litter decomposition in wetlands in West Virginia, USA. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 29:535-549.

Selego, S. M., G. T. Merovich, Jr., and J. T. Anderson. 2014. Conflicting natural and anthropogenic threats reduce nest success in centrarchid fishes. Hydrobiologia 732:161-171.

Katzner, T. E., D. Brandes, T. Miller, M. Lanzone, C. Maisonneuve, J. Tremblay, R. Mulvihill, and G. T. Merovich, Jr. 2012. Topography drives migratory flight altitude of golden eagles: implications for on-shore wind energy development. Journal of Applied Ecology 2012:1178-1186.

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. 2013. Hierarchical classification of stream condition: a house-neighborhood framework for establishing conservation priorities in complex riverscapes. Freshwater Science 32:874-891.

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: doi:10.1155/2012/753634.

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.