Michael Wagner Ph.D.

Michael Wagner

Telephone: 517-353-5485

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Associate Professor

332 Natural Resources

The Wagner Lab

Michael Wagner's MSU Scholar Profile



Areas of Expertise: Fish ecology and behavior; invasive species


B.S. (Marine Biology), Texas A&M University

M.S. (Marine Science), College of William and Mary (VIMS)

Ph. D. (Fisheries Ecology), University of Georgia


I am a broadly trained aquatic ecologist with a strong interest in the behavioral ecology of fishes. My recent research addresses migration strategies, search behavior, habitat selection, and anti-predator behavior, as mediated by chemical information. I am very active in the development of practical, scientifically-sound, and innovative  management tools to control invasive species and to achieve fish passage. I teach or have taught courses on Stream Ecology, Invasion Ecology, Effective Scientific Presentation, Principles and Perspectives in Fisheries and Wildlife, and the STEPPS specialization.

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