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Mike Kendrick

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Address: SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute, 217 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.6457


Ph.D., 2016, University of Alabama
M.S., 2010, University of Alabama

Research Interests

  • Effects of environmental change on the ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates
  • Population, community and ecosystem ecology
  • Using long-term data to address ecological questions

Current and planned research projects

  • Changing river flow patterns and its effects on life history and ecology of coastal crustaceans
  • Consequences of disease outbreaks for South Carolina and Georgia shrimp fisheries
  • Decadal-scale analysis of horseshoe crab populations in South Carolina
  • Effects of sea level rise and invasive species on native crayfish assemblages


  • Piteo, MS, MR Kendrick, & P Harris (2017). Life history of the golden silverside, Labidesthes vanhyningi (Atheriniformes: Atherinopsidae), in the Black Warrior River drainage, Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 16(3): 451-463.

  • Schuster, GA & MR Kendrick (2017). A new dwarf crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from floodplain swamps in central Alabama. Zootaxa. 4238(3):375-384.
  • Kendrick, MR & AD Huryn (2015). Discharge, legacy effects and nutrient availability as determinants of temporal patterns in biofilm metabolism and accrual in an arctic river. Freshwater Biology 60:2323-2336. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12659

  • Kendrick, MR & AD Huryn (2015). Ephemeral wetlands as significant habitat for threatened crayfish in Alabama, U.S.A. Freshwater Crayfish 21(1): 153-157. DOI: 10.5869/fc.2015.v21-1.147

  • Adams SB, C Roghair, C Krause, ML Warren, JA Cochran, A Dolloff, J Moran, SW McGregor, GA Schuster, M Gangloff, DR DeVries, MR Kendrick, GL Grove and RA Wright (2015). New crayfish species records from the Sipsey Fork drainage, including Lewis Smith reservoir (Alabama, USA): Native or introduced species? Freshwater Crayfish 21(1): 17-32. doi:10.5869/fc.2015.v21-1.17

  • Kendrick, MR & AD Huryn (2014). The Plecoptera and Trichoptera of the Arctic North Slope of Alaska. Western North American Naturalist 74(3):275-285.

  • Bowden, WB, BJ Peterson, LA Deegan, AD Huryn, JP Benstead, H Golden, MR Kendrick, SM Parker, E Schuett & JJ Vallino (2014). Ecology of streams of the Toolik region. Pages 173-237. In Hobbie, JE, and Kling, GW (Eds) Alaska’s changing arctic: ecological     consequences for tundra, streams and lakes. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

  • Benstead, JP, JM Hood, NV Whelan, MR Kendrick, D Nelson, AF Hanninen and LM Demi (2014). Coupling of dietary phosphorus and growth across diverse fish taxa: a meta-analysis of experimental aquaculture studies. Ecology 95:2768–2777.

  • Kendrick, MR and JP Benstead (2013). Temperature and nutrient availability interact to mediate growth and body stoichiometry in a detritivorous stream insect. Freshwater Biology 58:1820-1830. DOI:10.1111/fwb.12170