Bradley M. Richardson

Bradley M. Richardson

Research Fish Biologist

USDA - Agricultural Research Service

I am a Research Fish Biologist with the USDA-ARS Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit. My research primarily centers on the ecology of snails and other macroinvertebrates in catfish aquaculture ponds and how this subsequently impacts catfish production. My research interests cover a wide breadth of aquatic ecology including macroinvertebrate and fish community structures, species interactions, predator-prey interactions, as well as general ecology and life histories. I also have a strong interest in educational research, particularly in how note-taking effects information retention in the classroom.


  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Species Interactions
  • Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
  • Freshwater Fishes


  • PhD in Forest Resources - Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture (Secondary Education), 2020

    Mississippi State University

  • MS in Biology, 2015

    Murray State University

  • BSc in Fisheries/Aquatic Biology (Chemistry), 2013

    Murray State University