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About the Wisconsin Fish Unit

WI Coop Fish students electrofishing in late April.

The Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit has been an integral part of fisheries and aquatic science research and education in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point since 1971. The cooperators of this partnership include the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The Unit objectives are to conduct world-class fisheries and aquatic science research of interest to cooperators, educate and train students at the Master’s degree level in fisheries and aquatic sciences, and provide extension services in fisheries and aquatic resource management. Areas of study that have been emphasized by the Unit during the past 30 years include: fish biology; fisheries management; conservation genetics; fish habitat analysis, design, and modeling; stock identification and assessment; Great Lakes fisheries; limnology; integrated land-water linkages; aquatic toxicology; and aquatic entomology. The Unit has a special interest in understanding how ecosystem processes are altered by anthropogenic activities having conducted several multidisciplinary projects assessing linkages between aquatic and terrestrial environments, and how to conserve genetic resources across landscapes. Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit studies have met and continue to meet the needs of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, other agencies, and the public.

Facilities

The Wisconsin Fish Unit is located on University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in the College of Natural Resources. Unit offices are located in the Trainer Natural Resources building.

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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 0

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 5

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 19

Presentations: 130

 

Contact Us

Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897 Phone: (715) 346 - 2178 Fax: (715) 346 - 3624 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Dan Isermann
Unit Leader Dan Isermann

I serve as Unit Leader of the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit. I earned my degrees from Southern Illinois University (BS), Tennessee Tech University (MS), and South Dakota State University (PhD). Before my employment with USGS, I was an assistant professor of fisheries at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and worked as a fisheries biologist and research scientist with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and the Minnesota DNR.

Links

  1. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  2. UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey
  2. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  3. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources