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Andrew Honsey, PhD

Hello! I am a fisheries biologist with the USGS Great Lakes Science Center, and I am stationed at the Hammond Bay Biological Station in Millersburg, MI.

I provide science to support the conservation and restoration of ciscoes (herring and chubs) and whitefishes throughout the Great Lakes. My current projects encompass a variety of topics, including surveying Great Lakes tributaries for river spawning populations of ciscoes or whitefishes, analyzing recruitment (population-level reproductive success) drivers and dynamics of cisco and lake whitefish populations across the basin, characterizing shifts in body shapes among ciscoes throughout the last century in lakes Michigan and Huron, and comparing the body shapes of ciscoes reared in hatcheries and laboratories to those of wild populations.