Robert G. Lambe receives Distinguished Service Award

Robert G. Lambe receives the Distinguished Service Award at ANR Week 2019.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources presents Distinguished Service Awards to those individuals or partners who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources industries and who possess high standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the college.

Robert G. Lambe is the executive secretary of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC). He has had a significant impact not only on the programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and MSU, but also on the conservation of the state’s aquatic ecosystems resources and habitats. His leadership has been instrumental in facilitating effective cooperative fisheries management in the Great Lakes basin.

He works to ensure coordination of management among federal and nonfederal agencies in enhancing the state’s valuable fisheries resources and in preventing the spread and invasion of non-native species.

Mr. Lambe has obtained increased funding from both U.S. and Canadian governments to develop innovative responses and solutions to cross-border fishery management challenges. Through the GLFC’s mission and vision, he supports research by engaging with university faculty and students across the state and at MSU. He has championed support for the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management, a program between MSU and the Fisheries and Wildlife Division of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and continues to be an advocate for faculty and students working in the Quantitative Fisheries Center.

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