A Little About Myself.
Hi! My name is Brittany McCall and I want to thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I am an Environmental Sciences Ph.D. candidate at Arkansas State University (AState) studying the fishes of the southeastern U.S. I have always had an affinity to play in creeks and learned of a way to make a career around what I love. I graduated from Austin Peay State University (APSU) in 2014 with a B.S. in Biology. While at APSU I completed my first research project, helping a team to morphologically characterize a new species of crayfish, now known as the Screaming Eagle Crayfish.
I expanded my interest to fishes of the southeastern U.S. during my masters research and worked with two rare species endemic to Arkansas. You can find more information on those projects in the research section. I completed my M.Sc. in Biology at AState in 2017 and jumped straight into the Ph.D. program. My current research project assesses the potential use of madtom catfishes as management umbrella species for headwater ecosystems in the southeastern U.S.
Outside of research I enjoy working in natural history collections and have assisted curating and maintaining the aquatics collection in the Arkansas Center for Biological Collections. I have been involved with natural history collections for seven years and plan to remain within this community in future career endeavors.
I hope you enjoy my page, and do not hesitate to reach out to me with any comments or questions.