Faculty Profile for Dr. Astrid Nadine Schwalb

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Dr. Astrid Nadine Schwalb
Associate Professor — Biology
FAB 206
phone: (512) 245-2284

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

Selected Awards

  • 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

Selected Grants

  • 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

Other
Director of Aquatic Resources MS program
January 2021-Present
Other
Founder and organizer of outdoor group for kids in Wimberley
2020-Present
Other
Board member of Burnett Ranch River Park Association
2020-Present
Other
Member of departmental graduate committee
2019-Present
Other
2015-Present