Daniel Yule is a Research Fisheries Biologist based in Ashland, WI.
Dan was born and raised in western Wisconsin and attended New Richmond Senior High School. He obtained his BS degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls (1989) and his MS from Utah State University (1992). After completing his studies he worked for 9 years as a Fish Biologist with the Reservoir Research Crew of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. From 2001-2003 he worked as a Fish Research Scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Since 2004, Dan has held his current position as a Fishery Research Scientist with the Great Lakes Science Center – Lake Superior Biological Station. In his free time Dan enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, following WI sports teams, and watching movies. Dan is a huge fan of historical fiction novels.
1991-2000: Fish Biologist with the Reservoir Research Unit of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Dan oversaw the largest trout stocking evaluation conducted in Wyoming and developed acoustic methods for estimating trout abundance in reservoirs.
2001-2003: Senior Fishery Research Biologist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Dan worked to develop acoustic methods for assessing abundance of zooplankton, forage fish, lake trout and rainbow trout populations in northern Minnesota lakes.
Education and Certifications
Certified Fisheries Professional by the American Fisheries Society, 2000-Present.
Master of Science - Utah State University, 1992.
Bachelor of Science - University of Wisconsin at River Falls, 1989.
Affiliations and Memberships*
American Fisheries Society
Honors and Awards
Recipient of the 2020 Moffett Award for tying for the best scientific contribution by the Great Lakes Science center that year (2022).
Exemplary Act Award awarded by the U.S. Department of Interior in recognition for a heroic act resulting in the saving of a life (2018).
Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level III awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Identifying the Spatial Organization and Support of Large-Lake Food Webs (2015).
Bronze Medal of Commendable Service awarded by U.S. EPA to the 2011 Lake Superior Coordinated Science Monitoring Initiative - Integrated Assessment Team (2012).
Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s, Director’s Award recipient (1999) for exemplary performance (1999).
Abstracts and Presentations
Yule, D.L. W. Stott, T. Krabbenhoft, M. Bernal, S. Koenigbauer, and A. Ackiss. February 2021. Ongoing Lake Superior Coregonine Research: Answering Challenging Questions with New Tools to Support Future Management. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, St. Paul, MN.
Yule, D.L., and M.R. Vinson. March 2023. A tale of three lake-wide CSMI benthic and pelagic fish surveys: 2011, 2016 & 2022. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Upper Lakes Committee Meeting, Sault St. Marie, ON.
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