Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
T.F. Waters Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Conservation
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Krueger is currently the T.F. Waters Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Conservation at Michigan State University, and also the Director of the Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation Systems (GLATOS ; http://data.glos.us/glatos ) on behalf of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. He is keenly interested in discovering the ecological characteristics of fish species of conservation concern, and then linking those results to their restoration, conservation, and wise use. The discovery process is made through a variety of disciplines including morphology, trophic ecology, behavior, and population genetics.
He has a long-term research and policy interest in lake trout, desiring to advance the restoration of the species in the Great Lakes through considering their population ecology and how the species relates to communities and ecosystems. In addition, Chuck has several projects in the Great Lakes using acoustic telemetry to further understanding of the behavioral ecology of lake trout, lake sturgeon, and walleye. Last, he continues an active interest in Pacific salmon management on behalf of subsistence fisheries in watersheds north of Bristol Bay, Alaska – the Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers and the waters associated with Norton Sound.
Chuck attended the University of Minnesota (B.S. 1974; Ph.D. 1979) and Iowa State University (M.S. 1976). From 1979-1981, he was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota studying sea lamprey population genetics.
From 1981-1983, he was responsible for sport fishery program administration on Lakes Superior and Michigan for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. In 1988, he was appointed by the President as a U.S. Commissioner to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and re-appointed in 1992 and served as its chair from 1989-1991 and in 1997.
Chuck was a professor of fishery science at Cornell University from 1984 – 2000. He has authored 120+ fishery science publications. He completed a two-year term from 1998-2000 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska working on the development of a fishery resource-monitoring program for federally managed subsistence fisheries.
Chuck is keenly interested in discovering the ecological characteristics of fish species of conservation concern and then linking those results to their restoration, conservation, and wise use. The discovery process is made through a variety of disciplines including morphology, trophic ecology, behavior, and population genetics.
Affiliated with the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
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