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
2019-Present
Other
Chair of Committee of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Biology Department
2019-Present
Other
2015-Present
Other
2008-Present
Other
Judge of student presentations at SFS meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, and at FMCS meeting in San Antonio
2019