Lisa Peterson

Lisa Peterson

Quantitative Fisheries Center

Ph.D. Student

Telephone: 517-355-0126

Area of Expertise:

Population dynamics, modeling, and natural resource management

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  • M.S. - Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2014
  • B.S. - Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2011


I am from Royal Oak, Michigan. A lot of my childhood summers were spent in national parks all over the country. This inspired me to pursue a BS in Fisheries and Wildlife here at Michigan State University. I have worked as a research aide in the Department of Epidemiology at MSU and the Department of Biostatistics and Research Epidemiology in the Henry Ford Health System while an undergraduate. I have also worked as a Biological Science Technician for the USGS. I look forward to studying population dynamics and honing my quantitative skills with the QFC.


Broad topic of stock assessment methodology and model-based evaluation of management strategies. Currently I am still determining the title and specifics of my research topic.


Peterson, L. 2014. An investigation of Lake Erie Yellow Perch stock assessment assumptions. Master's thesis. Michigan State University, East Lansing.