The Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit has been an integral part of fisheries and aquatic science research and education since its inception in 1971. The unit is a cooperation between the U.S. Geological Survey, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources.

Our 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 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.

Our 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.

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Unit Cooperators: