Faculty Profile for Dr. Astrid Nadine Schwalb

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Dr. Astrid Nadine Schwalb
Assistant Professor — Biology
FAB 206
phone: (512) 245-2284

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Sanchez, B., & Schwalb, A. (2019). Detectability affects the performance of survey methods: A comparison of sampling methods of freshwater mussels in Central Texas. Hydrobiologia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-04017-y.
  • Mitchell, Z., Burlakova, L. E., Karatayey, A. Y., & Schwalb, A. N. (2019). Changes in community composition of riverine mussels after a severe drought depend on local conditions: A comparative study in four tributaries of a subtropical river. Hydrobiologia, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-019-04058-3.
  • Zawalski, R., Nowlin, W., Cottenie, K., Grubh, A., & Schwalb, A. N. (2019). Distinctive macroinvertebrate communities in a subtropical river network. Freshwater Ecology, 34, 135–150.
  • Seagroves, A., Barnhart, C., Hardy, T., & Schwalb, A. N. (2019). Reproductive ecology of the threatened and endemic freshwater mussel Lampsilis bracteata. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29, 1216–1226.
  • Strayer, D. L., Adamovich, B. V., Schwalb (21/24 in alphabetical order), A. N., & Jeschke, J. M. (2019). Long-term population dynamics of dreissenid mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. rostriformis): a cross-system analysis. Ecosphere, 10(4):e02701. 10.1002/ecs2.2701.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: NABS President’s Award, North American Benthological Society. 2009
  • Award / Honor Recipient: International Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph. 2008
  • Award / Honor Recipient: NABS Graduate Student Conservation Research Award, North American Benthological Society. 2007
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduation with distinction, University of Potsdam. 2004

Selected Grants

  • Schwalb, A N. Vertical migration of unionid mussel species in rivers of Central Texas, Research Enhancement Program, $8000. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Schwalb, A N (Co-Principal), Morris, T J (Principal). Investigating the early life stages of the Endangered Wavyrayed Lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola), Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Species at Risk program (SARCEP) and Interdepartmental Recovery Fund, $70000. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Dutton, Jessica (Principal), Schwalb, Astrid Nadine (Co-Principal). The impact of environmental contaminants on Texas unionid mussels in the Guadalupe basin, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, State, $81915. (Funded: 2016 - 2020). Grant.
  • Schwalb, A N (Principal), Nowlin, W H (Co-Principal), Swannack, T M (Co-Principal). Dispersal, recruitment, and growth of zebra mussels downstream of an invaded Texas reservoir, TPWD/USFWS - Aquatic Invasive Species Grants: Zebra/Quagga Mussel Research, $73027. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.
  • Schwalb, A (Principal), Nowlin, W (Co-Principal), Swannack, T (Co-Principal). Dispersal of zebra mussels downstream of an invaded reservoir and assessing the risk of dreissenid mussel invasion into lakes of Texas, TPWD/USFWS, State, $73027. (Funded: 2016 - 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Volunteer at PPCP Preschool in San Marcos
Chair of Committee of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Biology Department
Judge of student presentations at SFS meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at FMCS meeting in San Antonio