Sean Lewandoski

Sean Lewandoski

Quantitative Fisheries Center

Ph.D. Student

Area of Expertise:

population dynamics, movement ecology, natural resource management

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  • B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame, 1979
  • M.S., Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University, 2015 
  • B.S., Program in the Environment, University of Michigan, 2010


I am a fish biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. After completing my M.S. at Montana State University, I worked for the Prince William Sound Science Center in Cordova, AK where I was part of a team researching Pacific herring and Pacific cod stocks in Prince William Sound.


For my dissertation research, I plan to 1) investigate sea lamprey population dynamics using time-series datasets and 2) examine how implementation of adaptive management could influence invasive sea lamprey control efficacy in the Laurentian Great Lakes within a social-ecological system context.

Selected Publications:

Lewandoski, S.A., Hrodey, P., Miehls, S., Piszczek, P., Zielinski, D.P. In Review. Behavioral responses of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) and white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) to turbulent flow during fishway passage attempts. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science

Lewandoski, S.A., Bravener, G.A., Hrodey, P.J. and Miehls, S.M., 2020. Environmental and Biological Factors Influence Migratory Sea Lamprey Catchability: Implications for Tracking Abundance in the Laurentian Great Lakes. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, 11(1), pp.68-79.

Lewandoski, S.A., Bishop, M.A. and McKinzie, M.K., 2018. Evaluating Pacific cod migratory behavior and site fidelity in a fjord environment using acoustic telemetry. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 75(11), pp.2084-2095.

Lewandoski, S. and Bishop, M.A., 2018. Distribution of juvenile Pacific herring relative to environmental and geospatial factors in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 147, pp.98-107.

Lewandoski, S.A., Guy, C.S., Zale, A.V., Gerrity, P.C., Deromedi, J.W., Johnson, K.M. and Skates, D.L., 2017. Empirical estimation of recreational exploitation of burbot, Lota lota, in the Wind River drainage of Wyoming using a multistate capture–recapture model. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 24(4), pp.298-307.