Connor Buckley

Connor Buckley

buckl123@msu.edu

Quantitative Fisheries Center

M.S. Student

MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 22

Area of Expertise:

Population ecology, fisheries management, ecological modeling, conservation biology


Background:

I am originally from the small coastal town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and grew up surrounded by fishing and fishermen. I completed my B.S at the University of Alabama in Marine Science and Biology, and worked on a project exploring the effects of endocrine-disrupting compounds from wastewater treatment effluent on the behavior of the mangrove rivulus. From there I headed west to work for the National Marine Fisheries Service as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands of Alaska. After two and a half years, and many thousands of cod otoliths, I decided to return and further my interest in fisheries management by working towards my M.S at Michigan State. 

Research:

My work will focus on modeling the effects of climate change and management actions on invasive sea lamprey in the Great Lakes