Dr. Frimpong’s research focuses on the ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes, with emphasis on how anthropogenic alterations to habitats and landscapes differentially affect species as a result of differences in their life history traits and the nature of biotic interactions. Examples of specific landscape and habitat changes that have been the subject of recent and current research in Dr. Frimpong’s lab include agriculture, urban development, effluent discharges from aquaculture ponds, introduction of nonnative species, and climate change. A major theme is explaining the determinants of fish distributions, predicting how the distribution of species will respond to anthropogenic changes to their environment, and determining management and conservation solutions to these expected changes.
Dr. Frimpong’s research extends to sustainable production aquaculture (especially in sub-Saharan Africa) as an alternative to overdependence on natural fisheries to feed growing and increasingly urban populations. The interaction of aquaculture with nonnative species introduction in Africa is an emerging problem of special interest. Dr. Frimpong teaches courses in Fish Ecology and Conservation and Landscape Ecology and Species Distribution Modeling.
Recent Relevant Publications
Frimpong, E. A. 2018. A case for conserving common species. PLOS Biology 16(2): e2004261.
BuckwalterG, J. D., E. A. Frimpong, P. L. Angermeier, and J. N. Barney. 2018. Diversity and Distribution 24(2):219-232.
FloydG, S. P., B. K. Peoples G, and E. A. Frimpong. 2018. Disentangling reproductive Interactions among communal spawning minnows using reproductive condition and visual observations. The America Midland Naturalist 179(2):166-178
DarkoG, C., P. K. Mallikarjunan, H. Kaya-Celiker, E. A. Frimpong, and K. Dizsi. 2018. Effects of packaging and pre-storage treatments on aflatoxin production in peanut storage under controlled conditions. Journal of Food Science and Technology 55(4):1366-1375.
Frimpong, E. A. 2017. Biodiversity and African aquaculture development. Aquaculture Magazine 43(6): 70-74.
MooreG, M. J., D. J. Orth, and E. A. Frimpong. 2017. Occupancy and detection of Clinch Dace using two gear types. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8(2):530-543.