Michael Wagner, Ph.D.

Michael Wagner

Associate Professor

332 Natural Resources


Area of Expertise: Fish ecology and behavior; invasive species

The Wagner Lab Website


B.S. (Marine Biology), Texas A&M University

M.S. (Marine Science), College of William and Mary (VIMS)

Ph. D. (Fisheries Ecology), University of Georgia



I am a broadly trained aquatic ecologist with a principal focus on the behavioral ecology of fishes. My recent research addresses migration strategies, search behavior, and habitat selection as mediated by chemical information. I am very active in the development of practical, scientifically-sound, and innovative  management tools to control invasive species. I teach or have taught courses on Stream Ecology, Invasion Ecology, and Effective Scientific Presentation.