Jo Latimore, Ph.D.
Areas of Expertise:
Stream, lake, and watershed ecology; community-based monitoring and management of freshwater ecosystems; aquatic invasive species; science communication
Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2005
M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 2000
B.A., Biology, Albion College
I am an aquatic ecologist and Outreach Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. I am particularly interested in aquatic invasive species prevention, detection, and management; volunteer monitoring of Michigan's streams and lakes (citizen science); science communication, outreach, and engagement; and natural resources leadership development.
As a Senior Outreach Specialist, the majority of my work is focused on engaging with individuals and organizations to promote understanding and stewardship of aquatic ecosystems. Key partners in these efforts include Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc., and the Michigan Departments of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE); Natural Resources (DNR); and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).
Visit Jo Latimore's website.
- Aquatic invasive species prevention, detection, and management
- Volunteer monitoring of Michigan's streams and lakes; citizen science
- Science communication, outreach, and engagement
- Natural resources leadership development
- Aquatic Entomology, ENT 422
- Aquatic Ecosystem Management, FW 414
- Seminar: Effective Outreach and Engagement in Fisheries and Wildlife, FW 893
- Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
- Michigan State University Extension
- Michigan State University Extension Center for Lakes and Streams
- Michigan Lakes and Streams Association, Inc.
- Michigan Clean Water Corps (MiCorps)
Invasive hydrilla, a “monster aquatic weed,” discovered for the first time in Michigan waters
Published on October 3, 2023
Found a frog in your food? Don’t let it loose.
Published on August 14, 2023
Identifying and managing invasive Eurasian and hybrid watermilfoils in Michigan lakes
Published on August 9, 2023
The long lived benefits of trees
Published on June 15, 2023
Emerging from the deep
Published on April 21, 2023
Freshwater mussels of Michigan
Published on September 9, 2022
Thick ‘rock snot’ continues to be found in Michigan rivers
Published on May 26, 2022
Boat cleaning equipment at launch sites can stop the spread of aquatic invasive species
Published on July 12, 2021