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.
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.
Partnerships: 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.