Mark Collins

Phone: 843.762.3530


Ph.D., 1984, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Life history of marine and diadromous fishes
  • fish migration patterns and habitat use
  • restoration of depleted fish populations

Current and Planned Research Projects

  • status of the shortnose sturgeon population in the Savannah River
  • identification of sturgeon spawning sites in the Santee River
  • impacts of commercial harvest on Fundulus heteroclitus
  • development of captive spawning and rearing techniques for Atlantic sturgeon


  • Collins, M., Smith, T., Jenkins, W., Denson, M. 2002. Small marine reserves may increase escapement of red drum. Fisheries. 27(2):20-24.
  • Collins, M., Cooke, D., Post, B., Crane, J., Bulak, J., Smith, T., Greig, T., Quattro, J. 2003. Shortnose sturgeon in the Santee-Cooper reservoir system, South Carolina.Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 132(6)
  • Collins, M., Cooke, D., Smith, T., Post, W., Russ, D., Walling, D. 2002. Evaluation of four methods of transmitter attachment on shortnose sturgeon. J. Appl. Ichthyol.18:491-494
  • Collins, M. Smith, T., Mudrak, V., Bakal, R., Ware, K. 2004. Use of propagated shortnose sturgeon as surrogates for wild fish. Pages 371-376 in M. Nickum, P. Mazik, J. Nickum, and D. MacKinlay, eds. Propagated fish in resource management. American Fisheries Society Symposium 44