Texas Tech University

Dr. Reynaldo Patiño

Research Professor & U.S. Geological Service Senior Scientist

Phone: (806) 834-6483, (806) 742-2851

Office: Agricultural Sciences 218

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1988


Research Interests

Reynaldo Patiño is Leader of the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit and Professor of Natural Resources Management (Fisheries) and Biological Sciences. He has been with the unit and the department since 1989. His research interests broadly include fisheries science, aquaculture, aquatic ecophysiology, aquatic ecotoxicology, and harmful algae.


Dr. Patiño currently serves on the editorial boards of General and Comparative Endocrinology and Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, Water, and Neotropical Aquaculture. He has previously served on advisory and peer-review panels for the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The National Science Foundation, Organisation for Economic Development and Co-Operation, and others.

Courses Taught

  1. NRM 4301 Select Topics

Recent Publications

Erickson RA, Thomson HM, Kageyama S, Andriacchi GM, Patiño R, Amberg JJ. In press. Assessing the suitability of YY males and ZZ females as an invasive species population control method across life histories. Biological Invasions

Tábora-Sarmiento, S., Patiño, R., Portillo-Quintero, C., Coldren, C. 2022. Air, land, and water variables associated with the first appearance and current spatial distribution of toxic Prymnesium parvum blooms in reservoirs of the Southern Great Plains, USA. Science of the Total Environment 836, 155567.

Clayton, J.B., Patiño, R., Rashel, R.H., Tábora-Sarmiento, S. 2021. Water quality associations and spatiotemporal distribution of the harmful alga Prymnesium parvum in an impounded urban stream system. Journal of Urban Ecology 7(1) juab011. (IP-120920)

López, E., Patiño, R., Vázquez-Sauceda, M.L., Pérez-Castañeda, R., Arellano-Méndez, L.U., Ventura, R., Heyer, L. 2020. Water quality and ecological risk assessment of intermittent streamflow through mining and urban areas of San Marcos River sub-basin, Mexico. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management 14, 100369

Patiño, R. 2019. Sex determination, gonadal sex differentiation, and sex control in Channel Catfish. Pages 477-494 in Sex Control in Aquaculture (H. Wang, F. Piferrer, S. Chen and Z. Shen, eds.), Wiley-Blackwell.