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
E-mail: kendrickm@dnr.sc.gov


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


  • Kendrick, MR, AD Huryn, WB Bowden, LA Deegan, RH Findlay, AE Hershey, BJ Peterson, J Benes & E Schuett (in press). Linking permafrost thaw to shifting biogeochemistry and food web resources in an arctic river. Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14448

  • Kendrick, MR, AE Hershey & AD Huryn (2018). Disturbance, nutrients, and antecedent flow conditions affect macroinvertebrate community structure and productivity in an arctic river. Limnology & Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10942

  • Gooding, EL, AE Fowler, D Knott, RT Dillon, T Brown, MR Kendrick, PR Kingsley-Smith (2018) Life History and Phenological Characteristics of the Invasive Island Apple Snail Pomacea maculata (Perry, 1810) in Stormwater Retention Ponds in Coastal South Carolina, USA. Journal of Shellfish Research 37(1):229-238. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.037.0121

  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.016.0311

  • Schuster, GA & MR Kendrick (2017). A new dwarf crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from floodplain swamps in central Alabama. Zootaxa. 4238(3):375-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4238.3.4
  • 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. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3398/064.074.0303

  • 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.