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Dr. Chelsey Nieman

Aquatic Ecologist | PhD, Ohio State University, 2019

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Dr. Nieman is an aquatic ecologist who specializes in understanding the effects of change on fish populations and the people who fish for them. Her work lies in the intersection of understanding ecological change, and human dimensions research on recreational angling. Her work emphasizes the benefits of incorporating stakeholder engagement into science in order to more fully understand the specific impacts of environmental change.

Current Research

Aquatic environments globally are experiencing increases in intense modification from human activities, which can result in severe consequences for freshwater fish. These stressors are likely to have severe, negative impacts on fish populations, but are also likely to result in changes to the interactions between recreational anglers and these resources. Dr. Nieman is currently working to understand the intricacies of how recreational fisheries function through a socio-ecological systems lens. Current research includes trying to understand how information sharing, governance structures, and ecological change can influence fish populations and healthy recreational fisheries.


Nieman, Chelsey, Carolyn Iwicki, Abigail J. Lynch, Greg G. Sass, Christopher T. Solomon, Ashley Trudeau, and Brett T. van Poorten. 2021. “Creel Surveys For Social-Ecological-Systems Focused Fisheries Management”. Reviews In Fisheries Science & Aquaculture. Informa UK Limited, 1-20. doi:10.1080/23308249.2020.1869696.
Nieman, Chelsey, and Suzanne M. Gray. 2020. “Elevated Algal And Sedimentary Turbidity Alter Prey Consumption By Emerald Shiner ( Notropis Atherinoides )”. Ecology Of Freshwater Fish. Wiley. doi:10.1111/eff.12517.
Nieman, Chelsey, Jeremy T. Bruskotter, Eugene C. Braig, and Suzanne M. Gray. 2020. “You Can’t Just Use Gold: Elevated Turbidity Alters Successful Lure Color For Recreational Walleye Fishing”. Journal Of Great Lakes Research 46 (3). Elsevier BV: 589-596. doi:10.1016/j.jglr.2020.03.002.
Figueiredo, Bruno R. S., Rafaela V. Granzotti, Leandro F. Fiori, Chelsey Nieman, and Evanilde Benedito. 2020. “Cascading Effects Of Predation Risk Under High Organic And Inorganic Turbidity: Impacts On Individuals And Shoals Of A Mesopredator Fish”. Aquatic Ecology 54 (3). Springer Science and Business Media LLC: 855-868. doi:10.1007/s10452-020-09782-w.
Fork, M.L., Elsa C. Anderson, Adrian Castellanos, Ilya R. Fischhoff, Marissa Matsler, Chelsey Nieman, Isabella Oleksy, and Michelle Y. Wong. 2020. “Creating Community: How We Collectively Built An Adaptable Postdoctoral Program To Develop Skills And Overcome Isolation”. Authorea, Inc.. doi:10.22541/au.160519333.36036478/v1.
Nieman, Chelsey, and Suzanne M. Gray. 2019. “Elevated Algal And Sedimentary Turbidity Alter Prey Consumption By Emerald Shiner ( Notropis Atherinoides )”. Ecology Of Freshwater Fish 29 (2). Wiley: 325-333. doi:10.1111/eff.12517.