Faculty Profile for Dr. Astrid Nadine Schwalb
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Mitchell, Z., & Schwalb, A. (2021). Seasonality of gamete production of Cyclonaias species in central Texas. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation, 24, 7–17.
- Hernandez, B., Mitchell, Z., Robertson, C., & Schwalb, A. (2021). Burrowing behavior of unionid mussels in subtropical rivers: Implications for survey guidelines. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 903–915.
- Schwalb, A. N., Swearingen, D., & Lorkovic, E. (n.d.). Zebra mussel monitoring in Texas waterbodies. Final Technical Report. Texas Parks and Wildlife.
- Schwalb, A. N., Swearingen, D., & Beason, E. (n.d.). Impact of zebra mussels on unionid mussels, population dynamics and limiting factors for growth and survival. - Final Report. Texas Parks and Wildlife.
- Trombley, C. A., Schwalb, A. N., Hardy, T., & Cottenie, K. (2021). Spatio-temporal analyses show conflicting evidence of the role of an invasive minnow in the decline of an endangered desert fish endemic to the south-western U.S.A. Freshwater Biology. https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13823
- Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Research Award, Texas State University. 2021 - Present
- Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering, Texas State University. 2020
- 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
- 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.
- Nowlin, Weston Hugh (Principal), Schwalb, Astrid Nadine, Schwartz, Benjamin F. Quantifying drivers of native and non-native aquatic species abundance and distribution in drought- and flood-prone Texas basins, U.S. Army Crop of Engineers, Federal, $2253674.16. (Funded: October 2022 - September 2023). Grant.
- Schwalb, A N (Principal). Assessing ammonia toxicity of Texas unionid mussels., TPWD/USFWS, $97190. (Funded: 2021 - 2024). Grant.
- Nowlin, Weston (Principal), Schwalb, A N (Co-Principal), Schwartz, Ben, Hardy, Thom. Quantifying drivers of native and non-native aquatic species abundance and distribution in drought- and flood-prone Texas basins, US Army Corps of Engineers, $2253674. (Funded: 2021 - 2022). Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Director of Aquatic Resources MS program
Founder and organizer of outdoor group for kids in Wimberley
Board member of Burnett Ranch River Park Association
Member of departmental graduate committee