Dr. Brett Johnson's

Fisheries Ecology Laboratory at CSU


Devoted to the study of the ecology, conservation and management of
lentic and lotic biota and their ecosystems

Who We Are | What We Do | Opportunities for Graduate Study | Employment

Mission: The Fisheries Ecology Laboratory seeks to solve management problems and expand the envelope of knowledge of aquatic ecosystems.  Our values: a) objective, unbiased and reliable information for agencies, policy-makers and stakeholders; b) a welcoming, nurturing and fun work environment that challenges employees to achieve excellence.

Expertise: Our lab offers world-class expertise in food web interactions, fisheries management, limnology,
reservoir ecology, bioenergetics, contaminants, and population dynamics.  We employ an eclectic approach utilizing field studies, laboratory experiments, and computer modeling, and state of the art techniques such as hydroacoustics, stable isotope analysis, and otolith microchemistry.

We believe we are successful in part because we collaborate closely with managers and researchers from federal, state and local agencies and the private sector. These relationships also provide enhanced learning experiences for students in the lab.

Mentoring: Undergraduate and graduate students are trained as scientists and gain valuable field and laboratory skills,
studying a wide variety of ecological problems, while working in close association with agency collaborators.

Education and Outreach:  We offer courses in fish biology and fishery science for college credit as well as continuing
education workshops for professional development. We provide free internet-based tools for fishery biologists and others interested in aquatic ecosystems.


Dr. Brett M. Johnson
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1474
voice: (970) 491-5002, (970) 491-2749   fax: (970) 491-5091


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