Dr. Ken Inoue is an assistant research scientist with the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources mussel research group. Inoue is an evolutionary and conservation biologist with a passion for freshwater molluscs (mussels and snails) and crustaceans. His research focuses on understanding spatiotemporal patterns of biodiversity in response to environmental changes and the processes that promote and assemble diversity. These studies include population genetics, phylogenetic and phylogeographic analyses, mark-and-recapture monitoring, and ecological and evolutionary modeling.
Inoue provides nine years of experience studying freshwater molluscs in the Mississippi River and Rio Grande systems in the United States and several river systems in Europe. He received a doctorate in zoology from Miami University, masters in environmental sciences from Arkansas State University, and bachelor in wildlife ecology and management from Arkansas State University.