Jacob Westhoff

white man wearing a navy t-shirt, polarized sunglasses and a cap, standing in front of the ocean


Assistant Leader

U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Cooperative Extension Professor

School of Natural Resources

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

Jacob Westhoff studies the conservation and management of freshwater crayfish, mussels, and fish. He also focuses on effects of climate change, introduced species, fine sediment, and other stressors on stream biota.

The research conducted by Jacob Westhoff primarily focuses on the applied needs of state and federal cooperators as part of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. These needs often include study of life history, distribution, habitat use, environmental tolerances, and general ecology of aquatic organisms.

Educational background

  • Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Missouri
  • M.S., Biology, Tennessee Technological University