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About Mark E. Eberle

My biological research focuses on fishes, freshwater mussels, and diatoms (algae) of streams and wetlands in Kansas and adjacent states. My primary interests are historical changes and the conservation of native species. In addition to articles published in scientific journals, I coauthored the books Fishes of the Central United States (2011) and Kansas Fishes (2014), both published by the University Press of Kansas. I also wrote an article explaining the issues of plagiarism and misrepresentation in scientific writing, which was published in 2013 in the Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science (116:157-167). It has been used by high schools, universities, and private businesses as an educational resource. My interest in history extends to early baseball in Kansas. In 2017, the University Press of Kansas published my book Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941. This has been followed by open-access monographs on various topics about Kansas baseball available through Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University and their participation in the Digital Commons.


Present Retired / Museum Research Associate, Fort Hays State University Sternberg Museum of Natural History

Curriculum Vitae


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Honors and Awards

  • State Library of Kansas, Kansas Notable Book, 2018 ("Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941")
  • Kansas Authors Club, Ferguson Kansas History Book Award, 2017 ("Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941")
  • Fort Hays State University, Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award, 2015
  • Fort Hays State University, Outstanding Research Award, 2011

Recent Works (37)