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"Lake Superior State University really did give me a great education. LSSU competes not only in the Midwest but Nationally as well."

Jennifer Johnson '08
LSSU Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt graduate

Currently enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Georgia

Fisheries and Wildlife Management

Serious Work by Serious Students
Faculty and Staff
Water Guardian Award

Thomas Allan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
BS 1973, Central Michigan University
MS 1978, Michigan Technological University
PhD 1984, University of Maine


Ashley Moerke, Ph.D

Associate Professor
BS 1996, University of Minnesota Duluth
MS 2000, PhD 2004, University of Notre Dame


John Roese, Ph.D

BSF 1982, MS 1984, Stephen F. Austin State University
PhD 1989, Texas A & M University
Certified Wildlife Biologist


Donna White

Donna White

Department Secretary (II)




The Biology Department and the Chemistry & Environmental Science Department of  Lake Superior State University are the first recipients of Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation District's newest award.  The Water Guardian award will be  presented each year to staunch supporters of protecting water quality. The District recognizes the importance of protecting this precious resource and proactive management to maintain the good water quality found in this area.

Four professors from  LSSU fullfill these qualities. Greg Zimmerman, Barb Keller, Ashley Moerke and Dave Szlag have been  instrumental in helping the District develop a water quality protection program. They have dedicated their time to pursuits that promote environmental education and have provided valuable technical assistance and student technicians to gather important data.

Students Succeeding

Fisheries and Wildlife Club
Members of Lake Superior State University's Fish and Wildlife student club pose with an award from the American Fisheries Society during a meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. The AFS cited them as the most active subunit in its north central division, which encompasses 12 states and provinces in the region. According to the awards committee, Lake Superior State University was the unanimous winner among seven nominated student subunits, some of which are composed of graduate students. The club was commended for well-rounded programs that balance fisheries management experiences, professional development, and community outreach. The past year's activities included lake sturgeon tagging and radio tracking with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and LSSU’s Aquatic Research Lab, timing fish migration out of the St. Mary's River rapids, attending five professional meetings, and organizing two half-day interactive "underwater safaris" for third- through sixth-graders at LSSU's summer science camp. (Photo courtesy of Matthew Gregory, Wisconsin DNR)

Student Research...

Thaddeus Lewandowski Fisheries and Wildlife

Thaddeus assessed habitat changes over the past 11 years at the Vermilion Ecological Research Station, located some 10 miles west of Whitefish Point on Lake Superior. He compared vegetation records with a survey of current plant communities to describe aspects of ecological processes at the site. While changes to the landscape have occurred during the past decade, the effects may not significantly impact animals such as the Great Lakes endangered Piping Plover.

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