Michael Siefkes

Michael Siefkes


Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Assistant Professor

Deputy Sea Lamprey Program Director, Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Biography: I received my B.S. in Water Resources and Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior from Michigan State University. I am currently the Deputy Sea Lamprey Program Director for the Great Lakes Fishery Commission where I administer the Sea Lamprey Control Program in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I also coordinate sea lamprey chemosensory communication research  with scientists from Michigan State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other academic institutions and government agencies. My research interests include fish physiology and behavior, with emphasis on chemosensory communication, and Great Lakes fishery management.

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