Dr. Joe Stoeckel

Dr. Joe Stoeckel
Professor of Fisheries

Director - Fisheries and
Wildlife Program

McEver 30A
Phone: 479-964-0852
Russellville, AR 72801
Fax: 479-964-0837


Ph.D., Fisheries Science, Virginia Tech University
M.S. & B.S., Zoology, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Aquaculture - Blue catfish in net pen with trout

Courses Taught

Fish and Wildlife Junior Seminar
Fisheries Techniques
Fisheries Management
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Evaluation
Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

Professional Memberships

American Fisheries Society (AFS)
Arkansas Chapter AFS
World Aquaculture Society
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Education, Fisheries Management, Early Life History, and Fish Culture Sections AFS

Research Interests

Freshwater fisheries management, propagation of commercial and rare species, biology of freshwater mussels, reproductive biology of fishes

Current/Recent Research Projects

Distribution and genetic status of the stargazing darter.
Mortality black basses captured in fishing tournaments.
Populations characteristics of paddlefish in the Arkansas, River.
Determination of physical habitat requirements of the rare yellowcheek darter.
Identification of spawning habitats, movements of paddlefish in the Arkansas River.

Fisheries techniques - electrofishing for largemouth bass

Professional Information

Past President - Arkansas Chapter AFS
Past President - Virginia Tech Chapter AFS
Past Treasurer - Virginia Chapter AFS
Past Secretary - Arkansas Chapter AFS
Certified Fisheries Scientist - AFS

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