Dr. David G. Argent : CAL U

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Dr. David G. Argent


  • B.S.: Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.S.: Fisheries and Wildlife Science, Virginia Tech
  • Ph.D.: Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State University


Dr. Argent was born in England and emigrated to Pittsburgh with his family in the late 1970s. He grew up in western Pennsylvania and developed a passion for the outdoors. As faculty at Cal U, he has become involved with many University programs and those of his professional society, the American Fisheries Society. He is currently working on projects that evaluate fish community composition in southwestern Pennsylvania.


  • Fisheries Management
  • Principles of Wildlife Management
  • Ichthyology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Animal Population Dynamics

Student Research Projects

  • Assessment of Large-Bodied and Benthic Fish Communities of the Allegheny River
  • Fish Diversity in Tenmile Creek
  • Assessment of Fishes in the Youghiogheny River Basin


  • Argent, D.G., W.G. Kimmel, R. Lorson, and E. Emery. 2007. "Ichthyofauna of the Monongahela River Basin in Pennsylvania: A Contemporary Evaluation." Journal of Freshwater Ecology 22:617-628.
  • Barry, P.M., R.F. Carline, D.G. Argent, and W.G. Kimmel. 2007. "Movement and Habitat Use of Stocked Juvenile Paddlefish in the Ohio River System, Pennsylvania." North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:1316-1325
  • Kimmel, W.G., and D.G. Argent. 2006. "Efficacy of Two-Pass Electrofishing Employing Multiple Unites to Assess Stream Fish Species Richness." Fisheries Research 82:14-18.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Environmental Studies
  • B.S. Biology

Contact Information



Frich Hall 425