Mary Bremigan Ph.D.

Mary Bremigan
Telephone: 517-432-3831

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Academic Programs
13A Natural Resources

Area of Expertise: Fisheries management; aquatic communities and food web dynamics; fish recruitment

Dr. Bremigan's Website


Ph.D., Department of Zoology, Ohio State University, 1997 
M.S., Department of Zoology, Ohio State University, 1992
B.S., Department of Biology, University of Notre Dame, 1988


Dr. Bremigan is an associate professor whose position is funded, in part, through the Fisheries Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). MDNR, together with several other management agencies and Michigan State University, form PERM, the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management. Through her PERM activities, she has conducted research to inform Fisheries Division decisions and she has participated in several Fisheries Division endeavors to strengthen the scientific basis on which Division procedures and decisions are based. 

Dr. Bremigan’s research investigates factors influencing variability in fish reproductive dynamics.  Additionally, she studies the role of natural and anthropogenic landscape features in structuring lake fish assemblages.  Her PERM-related activities have included participation in Fisheries Division's "Watershed Approach to Re-engineering Team” and “Research Inventory and Planning” committee, which worked to standardize Fisheries Division's assessment activities in inland lakes and streams. She has also chaired several committees charged with reviewing and updating the fishing regulations for inland waters of Michigan.

Dr. Bremigan holds doctoral and master’s degrees in zoology from Ohio State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame.

Courses Taught

Fisheries Management, FW 479
FW 479 Syllabus
FW 479 Schedule

Advanced Fisheries Ecology and Foodweb Management, FW 874
FW 874 Syllabus and Schedule

General Ecology, Zol 355
Zol 355 Syllabus 
Zol 355 Schedule  

Affiliated Pages
Landscape Limnology Research Group


Additional Information


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